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  1. #1
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    Default Loss of a Finger

    I had a finger crushed, and later amputated. So how does this pay out? lump sum for loss of a digit or what, and how much?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: I Lost a Finger Now What

    Have you read the info at SC web site for WC ? http://www.wcc.state.sc.us/CmsPortal...Template.aspx?
    How is compensation determined for an injury?
    Workers' compensation pays for necessary medical treatment, loss of wages during the disability, and compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement. If an injured employee is unable to work for more than seven days, the employee is eligible for payment for lost wages. This compensation is limited to two-thirds of the employee's weekly wage, limited to the current weekly wage in South Carolina. If the employee is out of work for more than 14 days, the employee is entitled to compensation from the day of the accident.

    The award for total disability or death is limited by law to compensation for 500 weeks. Paraplegics, quadriplegics, and brain-damaged workers are eligible for lifetime benefits. Compensation for partial disability is determined by the Commission from medical reports, testimony of the parties, and the impact of the disability on the injured employee's livelihood.
    Have you completed treatment, reached MMI, been rated ?
    What is the purpose of an informal conference?

    The purpose of an informal conference is to reach an agreement on the amount you will be paid if you have any permanent disability or loss of use as a result of an on-the job accident. The agreement will cover any disfigurement or scarring related to the injury. Workers’ compensation pays for disability or loss of use, or on a limited basis, for disfigurement. You cannot be paid for pain and suffering or loss of companionship under workers’ compensation.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: I Lost a Finger Now What

    depends on the site of the amputation.
    you physican will give you a rating that will be used to determine the amount of benefits.

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