When you get seriously hurt on the job, workers' comp can give important benefits you need. One of them is a weekly check to help give you income when you can't work. In this brief video, South Carolina workers' comp attorney Rob Usry tells you when you qualify for a weekly check, how much you should expect to receive, and how long should expect to get it.
Here's a question we get from our workers comp clients, if I'm too hurt to work can I get any income? Yes, if the workers comp doctor writes you out of work or gives you work restrictions your job can accommodate. In that situation the South Carolina workers compensation law gives you the right to a weekly check, also called temporary total disability or TTD.
Here's how it works. You become eligible when you miss eight days of work, that's calendar days not work days and it doesn't have to be eight days in a row. The amount of your check is basically two thirds of your average weekly wages. If you've got more than one job you can't work those wages are included also. You remain eligible until the doctor clears you to return to work or your job offers you work that can accommodate your restrictions. This is often called light duty.
If you've got any other questions about your workers comp case feel free to call my office or fill out a get help now form on our website and you'll get answers from an experienced workers comp attorney. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.