Have you been injured on the job, or know someone who has? Does it seem like everywhere you turn for answers you hit dead walls? Is the stress as overwhelming as the injury itself? Then this e-book is for you! More
This 17-page e-book is an accessibly-written handbook for South Carolina residents who need to navigate their state's workers' compensation system. It guides the reader step by step through the claim process, beginning with the forms which have to be filled out. Helpfully, the authors outline the various deadlines connected with filing these claim forms and they alert the reader to associated issues which must be kept in mind when planning to file. Next the e-book discusses the employee's rights to a hearing, and what happens during that hearing.
Where this e-book really shines is in providing background context for the whole dispute landscape of workers' compensation law. It offers crucial insight into the strategies employers use in order to contest workers' claims, and thus it enables the employee to plan ahead and take exactly the right steps to make a successful claim.
Further, the e-book makes a brief excursion into the history of South Carolina's employment laws, to answer the question of whether pain and suffering can be compensated. It also gives a very clear explanation of the Exclusive Remedy Doctrine, which prohibits injured workers from suing an employer outside of the workers' compensation system. The authors shed light on the exceptions to this doctrine, and describe what kind of recourse a worker may have under these exceptions.
The attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP are licensed to practice in both North and South Carolina. The law firm has office locations in York County and Columbia in South Carolina and in Charlotte, North Carolina.