Social Security Disability Many people have questions about how their age would affect their application for disability. Some people have heard that it is harder to get disability the younger you are. This is true. There is a five step process to determine if a Claimant is awarded disability benefits. To prove that you are […]
Can I get workers compensation if I am in a car accident on my way to work? As a general rule, an employee who is going to or coming from work is generally not considered to be engaged in performing any service growing out of or incidental to employment, and therefore, an injury sustained […]
A big question many victims in car accidents have is how much it will cost to hire an attorney. Many people don’t even seek out an attorney because they don’t believe they can pay for one. Every attorney is different and has their own policy for charges. Most attorneys handle car accidents on what […]
Nearly 4000 people are killed each year in tractor-trailer accidents. The federal government established hours of service rules because truck driver fatigue is one of the highest causes of these tractor-trailer accidents in the United States. In a bid to provide the truck drivers with rest and sleep, and to reduce truck accidents due to […]
What in the world is a “Dram Shop” action? When someone is injured by a drunk driver, they may recover damages from the drunk drivers’ car insurance company. They may also have a dram shop action against businesses that served the drunk driver alcohol when they person was visibly intoxicated or underage. Those suits brought […]
[su_heading]South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act Turns 80 and Big Business is trying to Opt-Out.[/su_heading] The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission turned 80 year old on September 1, 2015. In light of the anniversary, the time is right for a review of the significance of the workers’ compensation system. At the turn of the 20th century, […]
How long do I have to give notice to my employer that I hurt myself at work? Sometimes injured workers do not report their on-the-job injury right away. There can be any number of reasons for delayed reporting. Sometimes a supervisor is not available. Sometimes the worker does not realize they are injured until later. […]
Sometimes people decide to leave their employment in the middle of a workers’ compensation case. Several factors come in to play when someone quits. Sometimes when you go back to work after a work injury, you may feel like the job and boss are making it extra hard on you. You may feel like quitting. Before you take that step,
Each workers’ compensation case has three parts. The first is to insure that the injured worker gets medical care for any injuries related to the on-the-job accident. Second, is to get temporary disability benefits for any loss time from work.
One of the most rewarding and heartbreaking type of cases we work on involve car accidents where a child is injured. There are many special considerations when it comes to settlements involving children. As with any case, before you can agree to a settlement, you have to know the full extent of any damages.