Usually not, which makes it more important for you to have a professional on your side to maximize the limited benefits you can get from South Carolina workers’ comp, and to guide you through the many options you have after an on-the-job injury. We’ll touch on those in a second.

Even though the general rule is that you can’t collect for pain and suffering, there is one important exception. If you can prove someone besides your employer caused you to get hurt, you can sue the at-fault party in a third-party action. The classic example is a car crash when you’re driving for work.

Whether you have a third-party action or not, you've got a complicated case involving critical rights you can't afford to lose. You're facing an insurance company dead set on crushing you. Don't let that happen. Get your questions answered in a free, no pressure strategy session with a Spartanburg, SC workers’ comp attorney. Call toll free at 888-230-1841 or fill out a Get Help Now form.

Workers' Compensation Excludes Pain and Suffering

The reason you usually can’t get pain and suffering in workers’ comp is due to the nature of workers’ compensation. It’s basically an agreement between employees and employers (for all practical purposes, employer insurance companies). Employees agree not to sue employers for work injuries. In exchange, employers provide certain benefits for most job injuries, without requiring the employee to prove fault.

Workers' Compensation Benefits

Here are the basic benefits that South Carolina workers’ compensation provides. You’ll be most interested in the last one:

Contact A Spartanburg Workers' Compensation Lawyer To Learn How You Could Be Compensated

Even though you can’t get money for pain and suffering, your workers’ compensation case can be complicated with all its settlement options. And you’ll likely be confronted by an insurance company seeking every chance to make things hard on you and shortchange you in the end. Don’t let that happen. No matter how seriously you are hurt, take the time to call us at (888) 230-1841, fill out a contact form here, or start a live chat where you are. We can talk about your options and see if we can help you protect your rights to the medical care you need and the financial compensation you should get.


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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a workers' compensation attorney.