Can Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Comp Benefits in SC?
Workers’ compensation laws in South Carolina provide protection for workers who are hurt on the job. To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under these laws, you typically must be an employee.
Not everyone who gets hurt at work is considered an employee. Companies routinely hire workers as independent contractors. These independent contractors get injured while doing work tasks, just as employees do. When a worker considered an independent contractor gets hurt, this can create a much more complicated situation.