Asked in Workers' Compensation for South Carolina

Q: I was hurt at work in Oct of 2017 in NC but moved to SC I am on workman's comp but do I have a case for a settlement

I have not worked since Jan of 2018 I do get a check from workman's comp but I have been having to continuesley play phone tag with doctors and insurance.

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Ilene Stacey King
Ilene Stacey King
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: It sounds like you have a North Carolina case. Moving to South Carolina does not change that you were hurt in North Carolina. Unless your company is located in South Carolina or you were hired in South Carolina, you do not have the option of a South Carolina claim. And, it sounds like you have been receiving benefits which I would guess are under North Carolina workers' compensation law. You need to consult with a North Carolina workers' compensation attorney. South Carolina and North Carolina have somewhat different laws/rules.

Carole Jean Hayes agrees with this answer

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