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…

Drunk Driver Hits School Bus And SUV In Moncks Corner

In a Post and Courier article read by the Charleston drunk driving accident attorneys this morning, it was reported that the South Carolina Highway Patrol determined that the driver who struck two vehicles in Moncks Corner on Monday was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accidents. The accidents occurred mid-afternoon on…

Most Common Construction Site Injuries

When it comes to construction injuries in South Carolina, some are more common than others. While any injury on a construction site has the potential to be incredibly serious, knowing which occur most often can help to keep you safe. Knowing what to watch out for is crucial on a construction site. 1. Slips and…

Companies Are Not Always Protecting Injured Workers

There is a plan in place that many companies are taking part in. That plan is to dump workers’ compensation insurance and determine on their own how they will provide care for injured workers. A national association of state lawmakers is investigating the plan. There are members of insurance committees that are acting as the…

Electrical Worker Dies On The Job At Prison Due To Electrocution

A worker from an electrical contracting company has been electrocuted and a second worker was injured while they were doing electrical work in Maryland. According to officials, two General Electric employees were working on an electrical control upgrade at Maryland’s largest correctional facility, Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover on Thursday morning. One worker received a fatal…

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