SC Weekly Workers’ Comp Rate

Charleston Workers' Comp LawyerThe South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission approved on December 12, 2011 the maximum weekly compensation rate for injuries arising on and after January 1, 2012. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce certified the average weekly wage July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

As provided in Title 42 of the SC Code of Laws, 1976, the maximum weekly compensation rate equals that of an individual’s average weekly wage, not to exceed the average weekly wage in this State for the preceding fiscal year as determined by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

Staying aware of the changes to the law is one of many qualities you’ll need when choosing a Charleston workers’ comp lawyer to fight for the benefits you deserve.

Workers’ Comp Claims

While the laws are intended to help injured workers, many discover getting the benefits they deserve is not so easy. This is what continues to drive Charleston workers’ comp lawyer Walter Hundly. When injured workers share their experience, there are 5 major reasons they have been denied their workers’ comp benefits.

  1. Failure to report the workplace injury
  2. Only reporting the injury to their doctor
  3. Using their own health insurance for treatment
  4. Not recognizing their injured as work-related
  5. Assuming a pre-existing condition is not covered

Charleston Workers’ Comp Lawyer

The one mistake not listed above that was made in every instance, was failure to consult a workers’ comp attorney. He/she would have advised you of your right and how to best ensure they are protected. Some injured workers are concerned the lawyer will be too expensive. Workplace injuries case are done on a contingency basis, meaning the attorney is only paid when they win your claim. They knowledge and experience they provide will results in your getting more of your benefits than should you try it yourself.

If you have been injured at work, contact Walter Hundley for a free consultation.

Injured at Holiday Work Party

December 29, 2011

Injured at Holiday Work Party Employees often look forward to the holiday work party. Unfortunately, some gatherings don’t end the way the workers would hope when there is an injury. Some parties are at the office. Others are at the country club, a restaurant or perhaps a major client’s office. Who’s responsible for an injury at a holiday work party? […]

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Highway Worker Struck by Drunk Driver

December 12, 2011

Drunk Driver Hits Highway Worker The highway worker injured in an early Monday crash on Highway 17 is still in serious condition, according to officials at the Medical University of South Carolina. The injured may have a viable personal injury law suit, but his medical expenses and lost wages can be offset by workers’ compensation in the […]

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What is OSHA?

November 23, 2011

OSHA, Workplace Safety Watchdog Congress enacted the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It’s mission is to help employers and employees reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. OSHA directs national compliance initiatives with the following initiatives to protect workers and reduce the number of workplace […]

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Construction Worker Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver

November 21, 2011

Construction Worker Still in Hospital A road construction worker is still in critical condition, as of Tuesday night, after being hit by a drunk driver while working on Highway 17 North. The driver, Daniel Hamrick, admitted to drinking a pint of beer then getting behind the wheel. He faced a bond court judge Tuesday afternoon. […]

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Construction Worker Rushed to Hospital

November 14, 2011

Construction Worker Rushed to Hospital MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — A construction worker was rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after being hit by an SUV near the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 41, according to officials and witnesses on the scene. Witnesses says a small SUV entered the construction zone and hit one […]

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Builder Seriously Injured after Stone Falls on his Head

November 9, 2011

Construction Accident Paul Hinton was working on a construction site near Bristol when the accident happened in September last year. The self-employed worker had been hired by Elegance Building Contractors Ltd to help perform work on a domestic property. The work at the site involved raising the roof level of the building and cladding with […]

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Job Fair for Certified Nursing Assistants

November 4, 2011

Job Fair for Certified Nursing Assistants NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — SC Works hosted a job fair for Certified Nursing Assistants on Thursday. Organizers were pleased with the turnout. About a hundred people came out and met with representatives from Doctors Care, Roper St. Francis and Beacon Hospice. “We’re definitely hoping to get some hires […]

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New Construction in Charleston

November 3, 2011

Charleston Construction Accident Lawyer Working construction means you are likely to have a construction accident… sooner or later. The first full-service hotel to be built on the Charleston peninsula in about a decade. Tara Capital Partners said it plans to break ground within a couple weeks on a 120-room Holiday Inn at 425 Meeting St. Charleston […]

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First Commercial Flight for Boeing’s 878

October 31, 2011

Boeing’s 878 First Flight A four hour flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong marked the first commercial flight for the long awaited Boeing 878 built in North Charleston, South Carolina. There has been much said in the media of the controversial plant, including a law suit by the labor union. The new plant was instrumental in making this commercial […]

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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)