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…

Fighting The Good Fight For Workers Worldwide

Every year since 1970, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) has observed April 28 as Workers’ Memorial Day. On this day, businesses, unions and individuals around the world remember those who have been injured or killed due to workplace accidents. In 2014 alone, nearly 5,000 people lost their lives to…

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