Most Dangerous Jobs In The U.S.

There are thousands of people who don’t like their jobs. They wake up every morning dreading to go to work only to punch in and count the hours until it is time to punch out. Luckily, these people will punch out without having incurred an injury during their shift. For others, their job quite simply…

Daylight Savings Time And Workplace Injury

Fall back, spring ahead. Many people repeat this phrase in their heads twice a year to remember which way to set their clocks. “Fall back” will soon be upon us, and many people are dreading it. Even though we get an extra hour of sleep, many find it hard to go to bed on time…

Crane Operator Injured At Local Shipyard, Construction Worker Killed After Fall

In today’s Post and Courier there were two separate on the job accidents reported, one of which happened right here in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina when a large crane collapsed on a worker at Detyen’s Shipyard. The other occurred a little more than two hours south of the law offices of Howell and Christmas, LLC…

Covering Losses After An Untimely Death

When a 16-year-old South Carolina teen was killed in a hit-and-run collision October 13, friends and family of the victim set up a fund to help his family cover funeral costs. According to WYFF 4, the family of the victim was not able to afford most of the obligations associated with burying the deceased teen….

Am I Considered An Employee? South Carolina Workers Compensation

As a Charleston workers compensation lawyer who has been practicing for nearly twenty years, the key law that defines what an “employee” is in South Carolina is S.C. Code Ann. §42-1-130. Under the Act “[t]he term “employee” means every person engaged in employment under any appointment, contract or hire, or apprenticeship, expressed or implied, oral or written, including…

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