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Workers' compensation in South Carolina benefits families

Most South Carolina workers and employers understand the importance of safety on the job. Many codes and laws are in place to protect the workers and the companies for which they work. When a work-related injury or death does occur, victims and their families are typically covered under the workers' compensation insurance benefits program.

On Jan. 17, a 47-year-old man from another state lost his life in a work-related accident. The roofer succumbed to injuries suffered after he fell through a roof of the building he was repairing. The fall covered a distance of approximately 15 to 20 feet. The incident occurred around 8 a.m.

The man was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead later the same day. An autopsy was scheduled for later the next day. OSHA and local police are investigating to determine the exact cause of death.  

Workers' compensation is an insurance system set in place to help workers who are injured while on the job receive financial compensation as a consequence of a job-related injury. The program also may provide compensation for the surviving family in the case of a work-related death. In the unfortunate case of an employee fatality, death benefits are provided to spouses and minor children of the accident victim. South Carolina attorneys skilled with navigating the process of workers' compensation claims can help grieving families understand the steps that must be taken to ensure they receive the financial benefits to which they are entitled. A lawyer can provide ongoing assistance at all stages of the claims process, including an appeal from any denial of benefits.

Source:, "Dallastown man dies from injuries after falling through roof", Howard Sheppard, Jan. 25, 2017

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