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Workers' compensation death benefits in South Carolina

Many companies have in place rules and guidelines along with procedures and inspections to ensure that all employees are kept safe while on the job. While laws do dictate to South Carolina employers a certain level of safety requirements, most employers go above and beyond. But, sometimes the unthinkable or unplanned happens and someone gets hurt while on the job or, even worse, is fatally injured. To protect not only Greenville workers but also their employers, the workers' compensation insurance benefits program is available should someone fall victim to a job-related injury.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 around 2:35 p.m., a 49-year-old Greenville construction worker fell victim to a pulley accident. Co-workers say that they were using the pulley system on multi-level scaffolding to raise and lower pallets of bricks. When the man tried to use the pulley rope to raise another pallet, the pulley came loose and fell, striking the construction worker on the head.

The victim was working on a home at the time of the accident. He was transported to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead on Feb. 14.

Victims of job-related injuries may seek workers' compensation to help cover the costs of medical expenses and lost wages. When an employee is fatally hurt while on the job, the victim's surviving family may be entitled to death benefits. An experienced South Carolina attorney can help victims and/or their families understand the steps to be taken to ensure they receive the financial benefits they are entitled to under the workers' compensation insurance program and navigate the claims process successfully, including any appeals from an initial denial of benefits.

Source:, "Worker dies after construction accident in Greenville Co.", Scottie Kay Auton, Feb. 15, 2017

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