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SC Workers' Compensation: Maximum Weekly Comp rate and mileage increase for 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, the SC Workers' Compensation Commission has apporved a new maximum weekly compensation rate of $845.74.  As provided by law, the maximum weekly compensation rate equals 66 2/3% of an individual’s average weekly wage, not to… Read More

Worker's Compensation: Hurt at work?

Every day, thousands of people are injured on the job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016.  Injuries occurred… Read More

South Carolina Worker's Compensation: Can I get mileage to and from the doctor?

South Carolina Worker's Compensation: Can I get mileage to and from the doctor? This is a questions we get frequently. And the answer is usually "yes".  This is addressed in South Carolina Regualtion 67-1601: Expenses Incurred in Receiving Medical Treatment;… Read More

I have an admitted SC worker's comp claim. I want to go to my family doctor for treatment

I have an admitted SC worker's comp claim. I want to go to my family doctor for treatment. We often receive this phone call.  The Worker's Compensation Insurance Carrier has accepted the claim and is providing benefits under the worker's compensation… Read More

Worker's Compensation: What is a Form 50?

What is a Form 50? A form 50 is a document used by the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. An individual, by himself or by and through an attorney, can use a Form 50 to open a worker's compensation claim and/or request a hearing in the matter.… Read More

What if I have a worker's compensation claim and a third-party claim?

What if I have a worker's compensation claim and a third-party claim? Often a person that is injured while working also has a claim against another individual or company.  This is known as a third-party claim. The most likely scenario is when a worker… Read More

Old McDonald had a farm. But did he have worker's compensation insurance?

Old McDonald had a farm. But did he have worker's compensation insurance? If his farm is in South Carolina, probably not. Agricultural employers are exempt from the requirment to have worker's compensation coverage, although they may voluntarily elect… Read More

Weekly Benefits in SC Worker's Compensation claims.

Weekly Benefits in SC Worker's Compensation claims. I've been hurt at work.  The doctor has placed me out of work. How much money will i receive while I'm out?  This is a question we hear almost daily at Harbin & Burnett. A worker has suffered an injury… Read More

I've been hurt on the job in SC. How long do I have to tell my employer?

When we have a potential client call us with a work injury, one of the first questions we ask is whether the accident has been reported to the employer. Why? In South Carolina, an injured employee is required to give notice of the accident to the employer… Read More

Where can I file my worker's compensation claim?

Where can I file my worker's compensation claim? A while back, we had a potential client call regarding an on-the-job injury he had suffered.  This person lived in Georgia, was employed by a South Carolina company, was hired in South Carolina, and was… Read More

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