Charlotte, NC asked in Workers' Compensation for South Carolina

Q: Will I still get paid , in the state of South Carolina, if I call out of work due to pain from a light duty assignment?

I fell at work. I have a sprained wrist and shoulder. Also injured my knee. All on my right side. My Doctor put me on restricted duty. I also have to start PT and OT.

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

A: No. You are unlikely to be paid workers comp benefits for calling in sick due to pain. You are entitled to be paid weekly benefits under SC workers' comp only if a doctor writes you completely out of work or places you at light duty and your employer fails to provide work within your restrictions. If you are unable to work within your restrictions, you will need to discuss your situation with the physician. You might benefit from having representation.

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