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Recovery for Injured Employees

Columbia Workers’ Compensation for Work Injuries


Columbia Work Injury Benefits Lawyers

Most South Carolina employees are covered under South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act. If you were injured in a work accident, you can recover for your work injury and time away from the job.

The attorneys at Popowski & Shirley, P.A. are South Carolina attorneys who have extensive experience with the state’s workers’ compensation commissioners and insurance lawyers. We have even been instrumental in obtaining statutory and case law changes to benefit injured workers. Call our law firm today at 803-799-2100 or send us an e-mail to set up a free consultation.

What Can an Injured Worker Expect to Recover?

In South Carolina, injured employees can recover for:

  • The cost of all necessary medical treatment for work-related injuries
  • Income lost for missing work due to a work injury
  • Permanent injuries sustained (financial settlement)

Employees who injure a single body part (such as a leg, arm or eye) may receive compensation for their injury and temporary lost wages. Employees who injure two or more body parts often receive compensation for permanent and total disability.

Lost Wages

Some work injuries make it impossible for an employee to return to work. Employers’ payment for lost wages depends on the employee’s injury:

  • Temporary total benefits: If you are temporarily incapacitated, the work pay you may receive depends on a percentage (66 and 2/3 percent) of the wages you earned overtime at the job. You will start to receive work pay after seven days. The amount of money you can receive is limited by state law.
  • Permanent disability: If a work-related accident caused permanent injuries or death, you may receive compensation for lost wages for up to five hundred weeks. Permanent — or total — disability is determined by many factors, including your doctor’s evaluation of your injury, your educational background, and your age.
  • Permanent lost wages: If a work-related accident causes a disability that permanently reduces the employee’s future wages, he or she may receive the difference in lost wages up to 340 weeks.


Empowering those with Serious Work Injuries

Our law firm is dedicated to empowering people facing injuries caused by serious accidents in the workplace. Whether you broke a leg in a construction accident or suffered a serious injury such as paralysis, we will work for you to obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our law firm in Columbia today.

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