Workers’ Compensation Hearings

Workers’ Compensation Hearings

An employee may file an application for a hearing before a commissioner if the employer does not report the accident, if the employer denies that the injury was sustained in the course and scope of employment, or if the employee believes that he or she did not receive all of the available benefits. An employee may also file for a hearing if an employer and the injured employee fail to reach an agreement with regard to compensation within 14 days after the employer has knowledge or notice of the accident, or in the event payment is made, if there is a subsequent disagreement over the continuance of any weekly payment.
The decision of the hearing commissioner may be appealed to the Commission for review. A panel of either three or six commissioners, excluding the original hearing commissioner, will consider the appeal. The decision of the appellate panel may be appealed to a Court of Common Pleas and the State Appellate Courts.

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission

 

workplace injuries in charleston scThe Workers’ Compensation Commission is responsible for administering the workers’ compensation law in South Carolina. The Commission works closely with the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Commission’s many constituents to ensure that the workers’ compensation system is fair, equitable, and responsive to the needs of the citizens of South Carolina.

Charleston Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Walter Hundley dedicates his law practice to representing people injured at work by representing their workers’ compensation claims. Attorney Hundley served on and was Chairman of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. Contact this Charleston

Workers’ Compensation attorney for a free consultation regarding you workplace injury.

About South Carolina Workers' Compensation

Today, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance by law. Those suffering workplace injuries will be compensated for the medical costs and lost wages from any injury occurring at work (more)