Re: Sc Workers Comp Hell
An amputated finger is not a qualifying injury - it doesn't meet the definition of disability - it doesn't "limit one or more major life activities"
I just need to know under my knowledge the amputation is protected by ada
and when they would not let me back on my job after release
South Carolina is an “employment-at-will” state - they can fire you for no, good or any reason, without notice.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.
To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.
South Carolina Termination (with Discharge): What you need to know
South Carolina is an “employment-at-will” state. This means that either the employer or the employee may end the employment relationship without giving either notice or a reason. However, while this is true in theory, South Carolina statutes and courts have limited the traditional doctrine in some respects.
Correct, they know it's a waste of time - I'm sure those people will have a good laugh.
or last week I have emailed director of S.C. Unemployment asking on yes no question
if a injured workers comp employee has not been released from the doctor and has no rating is it approved by the S.C. Unemployment Commission for an Insurance Rep to offer a settlement. Yes or No. He has 7 days because on 7th day I will forward this email to Governors office and say a Director at your state agency can not answer a simple yes or no question to an injured S.C.W.C. victim. See I dont play and no lawyer would dare do that.
That director is under no obligation to give you legal advice or even respond to you, on top of the fact your question makes zero sense and is hard to interpret.
This is exactly why people need to consult a lawyer when they have no idea of what they're doing.
If you consulted a lawyer, you'd know better and get the real low down on what you're entitled to.
That would be a scheduled loss - depending which finger it's worth 20-65 weeks of benefits, period.
I was injured at work a finger amputation
SOUTH CAROLINA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION GUIDE
Weeks Allowed for Scheduled Members (§§ 42-9-30 & Reg. 67-1101)
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