Are Temporary Workers Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits in South Carolina?
Temporary workers are entitled to full workers’ compensation benefits in South Carolina. In general, if someone is injured at work while working at a temporary job, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits just as if they were a regular employee. Even temporary workers are entitled to medical care after an on the job injury, compensation for time out of work and payment for the amount of permanent disability at the end of the claim.
If a temporary worker misses more than seven days of work due to an on the job injury, the injured worker must be compensated as if he was a regular employee. The compensation rate can be determined in a number of ways, but usually temporary employees compensation rate is determined on the pay of a similar or like employee. Once the injured temporary worker reaches maximum medical improvement, he is entitled to pay for his permanent disability as a result of the injury.
If you would like to speak with a lawyer regarding your South Carolina workers’ compensation case, please call Venus Poe at 864-963-0310.
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