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The Palmetto State has the highest car accident death rate in the nation South Carolina drivers recently received the dubious distinction of being ranked the 3rd “worst drivers” in the country, according to a nationwide study conducted by Car Insurance Comparison. In...
It is an unfortunate reality that injured workers often settle for a fraction of the actual value of their case. If you have a tooth ache you go to a Dentist. If you have a lawsuit, go to a lawyer. We have many years of experience handling workers comp cases across South Carolina. We have handled hundreds of claims and attended countless hearings. Other lawyers send their cases to us and we have received the highest ratings given by Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, Lawyers.com, AVVO, and A.M. Best’s. We can only help the people that call us. If you have been injured at work, allow us to evaluate your case. Call us to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment and speak with an experienced workers comp lawyer about your claim.
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10 Things NOT To Do When You’re Injured At Work In South Carolina: Mistakes to avoid after a work injury. 1. Don’t fail to fill out an accident report with your employer no matter how minor your injury. 2. Don’t refuse any medical treatment. 3. Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster (unless your lawyer is with you). 4. Don’t quit your job during your case.
5. If you’re out of work because of your injury, don’t apply for short-term disability (STD) or unemployment. 6. Don’t apply for Social Security Disability while on Workers’ Comp. 7. Don’t assume your HR Manager, Supervisor, the Company Doctor, nurse case manager, or the insurance adjuster are looking out for your best interest. If you were in a car wreck, would you expect the other driver that ran into you to help you get the maximum recovery against them? 8. Don’t stop going to work without advising your supervisor or HR manager. 9. Don’t delete your text messages and voicemails from your employer and the insurance company. 10. Don’t listen to advice from non-lawyers.
Fireworks are often used to celebrate an event or celebration. Whether it is a New Year’s or Independence Day festivity, fireworks are popular among South Carolina residents. As fun as fireworks displays may be, there are safety concerns and laws everyone should...
What is the Time Limit for Compensation, TTD checks, and Medical Bills to Be Paid in a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Case?
What is the Time Limit for Compensation, TTD checks, and Medical Bills to Be Paid in a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Case? This Blog Post tells the answers to these questions by looking at what South Carolina statutes and South Carolina case law say on the subject. People who have been injured at work need to know their rights under the law and it is imperative for them to consult with a lawyer about their claim as early as possible.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), work accidents and injuries are relatively common. In 2020, which is the most recent year for which information is available, the BLS that there were 2.7 million non-fatal injuries that occurred in private places of employment. There were 1,176,340 nonfatal injuries and illnesses that caused a private industry worker to miss at least one day of work in 2020, 32.4 percent higher than in 2019. In South Carolina, the BLS reported 29,100 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in South Carolina in 2020, resulting in an incidence rate of 2.1 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers. In South Carolina’s public sector, 9,500 injury and illness cases were reported in 2020, resulting in a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 full-time workers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that the following types of work-related injuries were reported the most frequently in 2018:
Struck by accidents
Caught in or between objects or machinery
Eye and face injuries
Many workers also develop chronic illnesses from their jobs. These types of injuries can include mesothelioma, other types of cancer, hearing loss, blindness, and others. Workers who have the highest risk of workplace injuries work in the construction, manufacturing, health care, and public safety industries. Even workers who work at jobs that are perceived as being relatively safe can suffer injuries and illnesses because of their jobs. For example, a common type of workplace injury that is suffered by many office workers is carpal tunnel syndrome.
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For more than a decade, plaintiff and defense lawyers across the state have debated the interpretation of the South Carolina Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act. At issue was allocation of fault to non-party tortfeasors. The April 26th decisions in Smith v....
Attorney Matthew M. Breen admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
Matthew M. Breen has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Commonly called 'the 4th Circuit,' the Court is a federal court located in Richmond, Virginia, with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the...