The Facts About Workplace Accidents
Workers’ compensation claims are a serious matter that emerge from the millions of preventable accidents at the workplace across South Carolina and the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million workplace injuries and 200,000 occupational injuries reporting in just one year recently. More than 4,600 U.S. workers suffered fatal injuries. Like many other states, South Carolina has a workers’ compensation system in which employers are required to obtain appropriate insurance to protect injured employees in the event of an accident. After you have been injured on the job, it’s your responsibility to let your employer know and to move forward with a workers’ compensation claim. Despite the fact that workers’ compensation is there to help injured employees, far too many people are denied the benefits they so desperately need after a serious workplace accident.