In South Carolina, the legislature structured workers' compensation to serve as an "exclusive remedy" for workers who are hurt or become ill as a result of job-related actions.
Workers' compensation lawyers in Anderson want clients to understand this means that if you suffer an illness caused by your job, and your employer carries coverage, you cannot sue your employer. However, you are entitled to the workers' compensation benefits, so long as you show your sickness was caused by work.
In many ways, this is a mutually beneficial arrangement for both sides. It avoids the strain of litigation and it ensures workers don't have to put up a fight for financial survival every time they are hurt trying to earn a living - as roughly a quarter will be.