Fear of Job Stability Affects Workers Comp Outcomes

Workers’ Fear of Job Loss Affects Workers Comp Outcomes Researchers looking at workers comp outcomes have identified job anxiety as a major factor in treatment and injury outcomes. “Better information about the predictors of poorer worker outcomes may allow payors and doctors to better target health care and return-to-work interventions to those most at risk,” said Dr. Richard Victor, executive director of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), which looked at workers comp across eight states. The study, Predictors of Worker … [Read more...]

15% of WC Injuries Are the Result of a Slip and Fall

South Carolina Workers Comp Lawyers Fast Facts -Slip & fall injuries make up 15 percent of all worker’s compensation claims. -65% of lost work days are the result of a slip and fall accident. -22% of slip and fall incidents resulted in more than 31 days away from work. -24% of workplace slip and falls can be directly attributed to footwear. How to Proceed After a Work Injury Report the Injury: When you are hurt on the job , it is critical that you report the injury to your employer as soon as possible, but no longer than 90 … [Read more...]

Repetitive Work Injuries

South Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Repetitive Injury In South Carolina, the Workers' Compensation laws provide for compensation in the event of a work related injury. Although a work related injury can happen in a split second, a work related injury may also occur a period of time. The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Laws provide coverage for a repetitive work injury. A repetitive injury is usually caused by accumulated physical damage and may occur from daily wear and tear at the workplace that results in physical … [Read more...]