Allison Sullivan

March 2, 2016

Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know, Part 3

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V One of the most important protections that you have access to as an employee in South Carolina is Workers’ Compensation. In the event of an on-the-job injury or illness that is directly related to your work, it may enable you to mitigate the financial effects of being out of work by paying you a percentage of what you made while working during the time of your disability. In our first two blogs on the subject, we walked you through the definition and history of the program and who is covered by it, then answered some common questions about the difference between total and partial disability when it comes to Workers’ Compensation claims. Today, we’ll look at workplace illness, as well as those conditions that can be caused or exacerbated by workplace environment and other issues, such as strokes, heart attacks, and mental problems.
February 23, 2016

Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know, Part 2

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V In our first post in our series on Workers’ Compensation, we answered three basic questions: What is Workers’ Compensation, why do we have it, and who does it apply to? In this follow-up post, we’ll take a closer look at what counts as partial or total disability and how that changes Workers’ Compensation claims and possible settlements.
February 17, 2016

Worker’s Compensation: What You Need to Know, Part 1

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V When you’ve suffered an injury or illness as a result of your job, you have to make a lot of decisions in a very brief amount of time. “What sort of medical care do I need to pursue, if any? How long will I be out of work while I am recovering? Will my family still be able to pay our bills? Are there any long-term effects that may never go away as a result of this injury?” One of the most important questions you’ll need to answer is, Do I need to file for Worker’s Compensation?