If your employer disputes your injury or fails to file a claim on your behalf, you may file the claim directly with the State of South Carolina. For any job-related injury, your benefits should cover all necessary medical treatment including but not limited to surgeries, prescriptions, and rehabilitation. You should also be compensated for lost wages. Wage replacement is generally calculated at two-thirds of an employee’s normal wage, but it is not taxed by the federal or state government. By accepting workers’ compensation, an employee forfeits the right to sue their employer.