Workers compensation is a program that pays benefits to a worker who is injured or killed on the job. The worker who receives the benefits, or the family of the worker in the event of a workplace death, gives up the right to pursue litigation against the employer in exchange for assured coverage. These benefits can cover present and future economic loss from an inability to earn wages, payment of medical expenses, and benefits paid to dependents in the event of workplace death.
The Hearn & Hearn law firm helps workers and families navigate the South Carolina workers' compensation system. Our attorneys work to see that each client receives the benefits he or she deserves.