Seven calendar days (not consecutive). If
disability lasts more than fourteen (14) days,
pay back to the date of the accident.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD)
0.6667 of AWW, not to exceed 500 weeks.
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits (TPD)
If Claimant returns to work making less than his
average weekly wage because of the injury, he is
entitled to .6667 of the difference between AWW
and his current income. Not to exceed 340 weeks
from date of injury or, if follows a period of TTD,
from the last date of TTD. See §42-9-20.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
After Claimant has reached maximum medical
improvement (MMI) the Commission makes
a determination as to disability based upon a
percentage of the scheduled member involved.
Schedules are below. (Example: the
arm is worth 220 weeks, so an award of 10% to
the arm would be equal to 22 weeks). The award
in weeks is multiplied times the CR. See §42-9-30
and Reg. 67-1101. If Claimant has more than one
scheduled body part or a non-scheduled body
part involved, Claimant may seek an award of
permanent partial wage loss. Maximum is 340
weeks. See §42-9-20.
Permanent Total Disability
500 weeks paid less TPD and TTD. See §42-9-10and §42-9-30(19). Three ways to get perm total:1) loss of earning capacity; 2) loss of both hands,shoulders, hips, arms, feet, legs, vision in botheyes, or any combination of two; or 3) 50% tothe back. If disability is the result of paraplegia,quadriplegia or physical brain damage, indemnityis for life without regard to 500 week limitation.Death Benefits 500 weeks less any TTD paid if death results fromthe injury and occurs within two years after theaccident or within six years after the accident ifClaimant is on TTD. §42-9-290. If death is not theresult of the injury, see §42-9-280.
Average Weekly Wage (AWW)
Must be fair to employee and employer.
Generally calculated by totaling the preceding
four quarters as reported to the S.C. Department
of Employment and Workforce and dividing by
52 or the actual number of weeks worked. If
the length of employment is short, comparable
employees may be used. Also, generally include
income from other employments. See §42-1-40
for further details.
Compensation Rate (CR)
0.6667 x AWW up to a maximum as follows in
Year Compensation Rate
Minimum Compensation Rate
$75.00 unless Claimant’s AWW is less than
$75.00, at which time the compensation rate
is the same as the AWW.
Thumb 65 weeks
First (Index) 40 weeks
Second 35 weeks
Third 25 weeks
Fourth (Little) 20 weeks
Great 35 weeks
All other toes 10 weeks
Loss of hearing in one ear 80 weeks Loss of hearing
in both ears 165 weeks
unless more than 50% of use, then it shall be 500
Disfigurement of face, head, neck or other area normally exposed at work up to 50 weeks
Mileage Rates for Trips to & from Medical Treatment
Year Mileage Rate
Effective January 1, 2015 57.5 cents per mile
Effective January 1, 2014 56 cents per mile
Effective January 1, 2013 56.5 cents per mile
Effective July 1, 2012 55.5 cents per mile
Effective January 1, 2012 50.5 cents per mile
Effective January 1, 2011 50.5 cents per mile
Effective January 1, 2010 50 cents per mile