What To Expect When You File A Workers Comp Suit

If you have never been involved in a lawsuit before or have not had the necessity to appear in front of a judge, you may be a bit nervous about filing a workers compensation claim. We have found that the majority of our clients are a bit anxious when they first contact us, but they…

Chimp Owner Says Woman Was Attacked On The Job

The owner of a chimpanzee that mauled and blinded a woman is calling the attack a work-related accident. The owner says the woman’s case should be treated like a worker’s compensation claim. If this strategy is successful, it will drastically limit potential damages in the case and protect the chimp’s owner from personal liability. The…

Fatal South Carolina Port Accident

A truck driver was killed in a Charleston Port accident after being struck by a crane inside State Ports Authority property. According to the public relations director for the Ports Authority, 64-year-old Calvin Jacobs, of Goose Creek, got out of his truck, walked across the storage yard and was hit by a rubber-tired gantry crane….

“Fault” Has No Place: South Carolina Workers Compensation Act

The South Carolina Supreme Court has recently held in two very important opinions that “fault” has no place in the South Carolina Workers Compensation Act. The two cases are Barnes v. Charter 1 Realty, and in the case of Nicholson v. S.C. Department of Social Services. In the Barnes case, the employer and their insurance…

Charleston Worker’s Compensation Lawyers: Shipping Yards Risky Work For Mexican Laborers

As Charleston job injury attorneys know, shipping yards are very dangerous places for all employees who work there. This is especially true for Mexican workers. Shipbreaking is a very dangerous business and many workers are injured or killed on the job. According to the OSHA, shipbreaking is nearly twice as dangerous as construction work and…

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