While a majority of people have heard of the concept of workers’ compensation, many are unaware that injured workers are only permitted to file a claim within a certain amount of time. This concept is known as a statute of limitations, or a set amount of time in which a person is lawfully permitted to take legal action. Nearly every type of legal dispute is subject to a statute of limitations, with lengths varying from state to state. If a person fails to file a claim within the established timeframe, they can lose their right to pursue compensation.
In South Carolina, injured workers are only able to seek worker’s compensation benefits within two years of suffering or discovering an occupational injury or disease. Additionally, those who are injured are required to inform their employer of their injury within 90 days of their injury, unless they are able to demonstrate a satisfactory reason for delaying their notice to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC). If a person were to pass away from injuries sustained in a workplace accident, the family of the deceased must file for workers’ compensation benefits within two years.
Injured at Work? Call Bluestein Johnson & Burke, LLC
If you have suffered an injury in the workplace, it is crucial that you act quickly to pursue the compensation you deserve. At Bluestein Johnson & Burke LLC, our firm’s highly skilled Mt. Pleasant workers’ comp attorneys can use their 40+ years of successful legal experience to give you the edge in court and maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation. With personalized representation and an unshakable commitment to preserving your rights, your case is sure to be in good hands. To find out more on how we can help, request a consultation today -- call (843) 418-0750.