Determining How Much Your Injured Body Part Is Worth After A Job Injury In South Carolina
Go to S.C. Code Ann. A?42-9-30 and look up the number of weeks available to be paid for the type of body part you injured at work.This code section lists out many body part including the hands, feet, legs, shoulders, hips, eye and back and tells you how many maximum number of weeks are available to be paid out for your injured body part.
Take your percentage of permanent impairment assigned by your doctor and come up with a range of what value your body part has.Most Commissioners will find that your disability exceeds your permanent impairment as assigned by your doctor. The floor to your case is the percentage of impairment in relation to the number of weeks for your injured body part. The ceiling to your case is 100% of the number of weeks available. Somewhere in between is likely where the value of your case will fall.