Workers' Compensation: South Carolina
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Nicole Farley, Fisher Phillips.
- All South Carolina employers are required to post a specific notice in the workplace and employers that are covered by the workers' compensation statute are required to post an additional notice as well. See Notice Requirements.
- Certain employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage. See Covered Employers.
- Most employees are covered by workers' compensation, with some notable exceptions. See Covered Employees.
- A compensable injury or occupational illness is one arising out of and in the course of employment. See Compensable Injuries.
- Employer s may not be liable for specific injuries incurred under certain circumstances. See Employer Defenses to Workers' Compensation Claims.
- Injured employees are entitled to all necessary medical treatment that is likely to lessen their disability. See Medical Benefits.
- Workers' compensation pays for partial wage replacement and other benefits, calculated using average weekly wages at the time of injury. See Other Benefits.
- South Carolina law provides for a method to resolve disputed claims. See Claims Procedure.