In South Carolina, there are some accidents that workers’ compensation does not cover because the injury did not occur within the scope of employment. What this means is that the accident must have occurred at the place of employment during the hours that the employee works. However, there are some instances when the accident would be covered under workers’ compensation even though the injury did not happen at the place of employment. An example of this would be if transportation was part of an employee’s job and they were involved in an accident on the way to a job site. On the other hand, if an employee is traveling to work in their personal vehicle and is injured in an accident, then that would not be covered by workers’ compensation. There are also other accidents that are not covered under workers’ compensation, such as if the employee was intoxicated or were not using safety equipment at the time of the injury.
The details of your specific case are what really determine whether or not your injury would be covered under workers’ compensation. That is why it is best to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who will be able to determine whether or not you should pursue a workers’ compensation claim. To set up a FREE consultation with Shelly Leeke Law Firm, call us today at 843-277-6061!