If you suffer a work injury, it causes devastating effects. You’re in pain, taking time to seek treatment, and worried about the medical bills you’re receiving. If you’re required to return to work despite the negative impact of your injury, it could create additional obstacles for you.
Many workers worry about losing their job or falling into debt if they take time off from work to recover. They might think they’ll get replaced if they don’t return soon enough or continue work but can’t fulfill all their responsibilities.
Most people don’t realize they could receive workers’ compensation benefits even if they continue working. They assume they’re immediately ineligible to receive any payments if they return to their current place of employment. Working after an injury might signify that it’s not that serious or doesn’t affect their performance. However, if you’re still working even after sustaining a job-related injury, you could potentially receive benefits.
You must obtain a copy of your employer’s insurance policy to determine the types of benefits available. South Carolina laws control what benefits you could receive and the maximum number of weeks you could collect payments. If your employer’s policy covers the benefits you need, you could receive temporary partial disability.
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Temporary partial disability gets paid every week for workers who return to their jobs but are unable to perform their regular duties or tasks at maximum capacity. Whether your work schedule gets reduced or you get temporarily reassigned to another position that pays less, you might qualify for this particular benefit.
According to South Carolina law, you could receive two-thirds of the difference between your previous regular wages and current lower wages. Your benefits continue weekly for up to a maximum of 340 weeks. If at any time, your doctor releases you from their care because you’ve recovered, your benefits cease to continue.
If you suffered a work-related injury and require assistance requesting workers’ compensation benefits, call Hammack Law Firm immediately. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years. Our experience, dedication, and compassion are what set us apart from other law firms. When you hire us, we’ll make you our top priority. We’ll always treat you with respect and professionalism, no matter what. Throughout your entire case, you can depend on us to provide excellent customer service and legal advice.
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