This course provides a comprehensive overview of South Carolina Workers’ Compensation System which includes compensability determinations, disability, and medical benefits provided by the Act and defenses to claims.
You will also cover information about the make up of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, the practical aspects of handling claims and certain key forms that are required by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. Learning Objectives
By taking this course, you will learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in South Carolina. The course is delivered via self-paced, online modules and an end-of-course exam, as described below.
- South Carolina Workers' Compensation Insurance System Overview
This module provides an overview of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act including what constitutes a compensable injury, repetitive motion injuries, stress claims and occupational disease claims.
- Benefits under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act
In this module, you will learn about medical benefits, compensation, temporary compensation benefits, and permanent partial disability benefits under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. This module will also cover how to determine the average weekly wage and compensation rate in South Carolina and how permanent partial disability benefits are awarded in South Carolina.
- Practical Aspects of Claims Handling
In this module, you will learn when temporary total benefits must be started and how and when temporary total benefits can be suspended or terminated. An explanation of how claims can be closed or settled will also be provided in this module. Finally, this module will cover how informal conferences, hearings, and appeals are handled in the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation System.
- Defenses to South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claims
In this module, you will learn about defenses that can be utilized when denying a workers’ compensation claim in South Carolina. The defenses discussed will include the intoxication defense, the going and coming defense, the statute of limitations defense, misrepresentation in the application for employment defense, and the notice defense.
- South Carolina Workers' Compensation System Update
This Webinar provides up-to-the-minute information on new South Carolina court cases, South Carolina administrative decisions and legislative changes.
An exam is included in the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period. You must first take the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam with a passing score of 70% or higher.
You will receive six months of unlimited access to this package. Upon placing your order, you will receive an email with instructions to access your online training. You may begin immediately!Note: This course may be taken independently for professional development or in conjunction with other courses to earn the Workers Compensation Specialist (WCS) designation. Click on the hyperlinked item for a full description of the designation.