What Should I Do If My SC Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied?
Under South Carolina law, the workers’ compensation system is supposed to provide broad protection for injured workers. Not only do workers’ compensation laws specify that any work-related injury should be covered if it arises from the course and scope of employment, but the laws also make clear that workers’ compensation is a no-fault system.
This means that even if your employer wasn’t negligent or careless and didn’t contribute to your accident, workers’ compensation insurance is still supposed to cover your injury. Further, in most cases, even if the injured worker did something negligent to cause his or her injury, this would not bar the employee from receiving benefits.