I do construction work and was injured while on the job. My boss is a general contractor and he calls me when he has a job available. I have mounting medical bills from the back in jury I suffered from falling off a ladder. Does my boss have to pay my medical bills?
Yes. In South Carolina, all employers are required to pay for injuries sustained by their employees while on the job. Under the Workers' Compensation Act, sub-contractors are considered employees of the general contractor for whom they are working. If your boss is a general contractor and you were injured on the job, he, or his insurance provider, is required to cover your medical bills. To learn more about your work injury claim, you should contact an experienced workers' compensation law firm. Click here or contact us at 843-277-6061.