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I Work for a Non-Profit. Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

I Work for a Non-Profit. Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Working for a non-profit organization can be a rewarding experience. Many people who work for such groups chose to do so as a way to fulfill a passion, or because they want to help others. To pursue these benefits, you may forgo a higher salary, better insurance plans, and other things that you may be able to get at a for-profit company. For this reason, you may question if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as a non-profit employee.

If you work for a non-profit organization, you may spend your days in an office setting. Or, you may go out and complete projects — your responsibilities may include lifting heavy objects, building things, and other types of labor. Your job may also involve a lot of driving. In any of these situations, it’s possible that on-the-job injuries can occur.

People who are injured while working for a non-profit can receive workers’ compensation benefits. Like other workers in South Carolina, non-profit employees can receive coverage for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Who is Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance in South Carolina?

Workers’ compensation coverage is available to almost all employees in the state of South Carolina. If you work for an organization that employs at least 4 people — even a non-profit organization — you should be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured on the job. This includes part-time workers and seasonal workers. Some industries that do not provide workers’ compensation coverage to their employees include agricultural roles, railroad companies, real estate, and some government offices.

Can Volunteers Receive Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Although employees of non-profit organizations are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, volunteers generally are not. If you are injured while working as a volunteer, you will most likely not be able to receive benefits through the workers’ compensation system.

If You Were Injured at a Non-Profit Job, Please Contact Us Today

Following an on-the-job injury, determining what to do next can be overwhelming. First, you must receive medical care. Then, you should report your injury to your employer. Our attorneys can assist you with filing your claim and will represent you throughout the process. We will fight to recover the benefits you deserve!

Please contact the Christian & Christian legal team to discuss the details of your case. Whether you have already started on your claim or were recently injured and are looking for someone to help you begin the claim process, we can assist you.

To schedule a free consultation with our lawyers, send us a message or call (864) 408-8890.
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