How a Nurse Case Manager Can Help and Hurt Injured Workers

When workers are injured on the job, the first person they will have contact with through the insurance company will likely be a nurse case manager, also sometimes simply called case manager or rehab consultants. These case managers are not doctors and cannot prescribe medication or treatment, they will simply attend all doctor visits with…

Charleston Port Expansion to Bring More Ships, and Possible Injuries, to Area

The Charleston port expansion has been huge news both locally and around the state. In the summer of 2017 the State Ports Authority approved a massive construction project that would dredge and expand the Charleston Port by 52 feet. This will double its capacity. The project would cost nearly $3 million and include the building…

Big Manufacturing Means More Workplace Accidents in Spartanburg and Greenville

Anyone who has been to a few of South Carolina’s major cities knows that Spartanburg and Greenville are a hub of manufacturing activity that boosts the local and statewide economy. Greenville is home to the Michelin Tire Corporation and BMW Manufacturing while Spartanburg boasts major corporations such as FujiFilm. These companies employ tens of thousands…

Workers in South Carolina Choose to Unionize

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Unionization has been on the decline for decades across the United States. South Carolina is home to several large factories for international corporations but has some of the lowest rates of unionization. Following a vote at the end of May, however, 176 technicians working at Boeing will now be represented by the trade union, the…

Definition of “Recreational Vessel” Will Remain the Same

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Workers’ compensation laws protect the rights of workers and allow for a means of recovery in the case of injury. There was a recent legislative win in Congress regarding the national workers’ compensation law. The National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2810) for fiscal year 2018 did not change the meaning of the term “recreational vessel”…

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