Positive Impact on South Carolina Employees

  1. More Communication and Understanding
    • Employers engaged in the process, upfront and ongoing
    • Highlights and detailed “Summary Plan Description” provided to every employee (Ex: Company newsletters, posters, payroll stuffers, computer-based learning, and similar techniques are also common.)
  2. Faster Recovery From Injury
    • Immediate notice of injury (not 3o days)
    • Expedited medical care resulting in an earlier and more accurate diagnosis
    • Accountability to follow doctor’s orders
  3. Safer Workplace
    • Co-workers exposed to unsafe conditions for shorter period
  4. Better Benefits
    • Higher percent of worker’s wages replaced
    • Fewer days worker goes without pay
    • Payroll deductions for other employee benefit plans, child support, etc.
  5. An Enhanced and Effective Process
    • Full pre- and post-injury communication of employee rights.
    • Access to workers’ comp & non-WC doctors.
    • Same claim & appeal process as group health plan.
    • Fewer benefit claim disputes.
    • Lawyer not needed for basic system navigation.

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