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(Greenville, SC)—According to statistics reported by South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Commission, there were 62,977 accident cases filed in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. In cases with favorable outcomes, workers were paid nearly $875,000,000 for medical coverage and other expenses during that time period. Tens of thousands of workers are injured in the workplace each year, but unfortunately some people have been denied compensation because the nature of the injury was not covered under workers’ compensation laws.
It is with these people in mind that Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm is releasing information for South Carolina workers informing them of new workers’ compensation coverage rulings. In two recent unanimous decisions, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that workers’ compensation insurance will now cover injuries sustained by falls in the workplace. The cases that led to these rulings involved workers who were denied compensation because there were no specific workplace hazards that directly caused the falls. While the lower courts upheld this denial, the Supreme Court ruled that the workers were eligible for coverage because the injuries occurred when they were performing job-related tasks.
Dan Pruitt, the attorney at the helm of Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm, stated “Almost every worker in South Carolina is assumed to be covered by the State’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Unfortunately, getting compensation in the event of a workplace injury can be tricky, especially if an employer or their insurance company is trying to save money by avoiding a payout. When this happens, they’ll make any excuse for why the injury doesn’t warrant compensation. These new rulings have made it harder for them to do that.”
Pruitt goes on to say, “The South Carolina Supreme Court holds that it isn’t relevant whether an accident could have happened anywhere. What matters is that it occurred on the job. For workers, this broadens the range of injuries for which they can be compensated. No longer do the injuries have to be the direct result of a specific occupational hazard. These rulings extend the degree to which workers are protected and supports the reasons why we have workers’ compensation laws in the first place.”
“It is the duty of a workers compensation lawyer to ensure that they fight hard for the rights of every client who walks through their door. I am glad that these rulings will give our attorneys and clients even more leverage in the battle against unscrupulous insurers and employers who seek to deny coverage to those who are most in need of it.”
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About Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm:
Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm is an auto accident lawyer, workers compensation, and nursing home abuse attorney in Greenville, South Carolina. If a victim been injured in a car accident, injured at work, or in a nursing home, they need an attorney that will fight for them. Dan Pruitt is that attorney.
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