Can I Collect Workers’ Comp for a Job Accident Outside My Normal Job Description?

Byron David ConwayWould you be eligible for Workers’ Comp if you were injured at work while performing a task that is outside of your normal job description? For example, suppose your boss tells you to climb a ladder to re-stock an item, even though stocking merchandise is not part of your regular job, and you fall off the ladder, injuring your back. In South Carolina, a WC claim can be pursued if an injury arose our of and in the course and scope of your employment. Only an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help determine what benefits can be realistically expected, the time it will take, and the difficulty of the claim.

Generally, WC benefits include:
• medical bills
• time lost from work (with a doctor’s note)
• medications
• medical equipment that is reasonable, authorized, causally related, and by written referral
• mileage to the doctor and pharmacy
• permanent impairment

However, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act does not include benefits for:
• pain and suffering
• discomfort
• inconvenience
• loss of consortium

If you think you have a Workers’ Compensation claim, call The David Law Firm for a free consultation (843-488-1415).

 

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Posted on October 29, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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