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South Carolina workers' compensation lessens financial gap

Workplace injuries and accidents occur, but seem to be more prevalent in the construction field. Even so, that does not exempt any employee from being injured while on the job. Should an accident or mishap occur while a South Carolina resident is performing his or her work tasks, the benefits of the workers' compensation program are available. This program requires all employers to carry a specific insurance which helps to ease the financial strain on employees should they be hurt while working and unable to earn an income as a result of the injury.

A recent construction accident has injured three workers in another state. The incident occurred on June 1, 2017. The workers were hurt when two scissor lifts fell over. Two of the men were seriously injured and a third suffered minor harm.

The two workers who were seriously injured were rushed to a nearby facility for treatment. The other worker was taken to another nearby hospital for treatment and has already been released and has returned to work. The other two injured men are still recovering.

When an on the job injury or accident occurs, workers' compensation is a program that is in place to help employees focus on recovery while the benefits received from the insurance program help to lessen the financial gap that not being able to work creates. Even in the clearest of circumstances, workers' compensation can sometimes be difficult to obtain. A skilled South Carolina attorney who understands the workers' compensation program and the appeals process, should one need to take this route, can help employees injured on the job recover with a little less stress.

Source:, "Construction continues at Waterford development after workers injured in accident", Amanda Rabines, June 8, 2017

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