SC Weekly Workers’ Comp Rate
The 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.
- Failure to report the workplace injury
- Only reporting the injury to their doctor
- Using their own health insurance for treatment
- Not recognizing their injured as work-related
- 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.