Impairment V. Disability: South Carolina Workers Compensation

Having worked as a South Carolina workers compensation attorney for nearly twenty years, one of the questions that I’m asked most by my clients is what is the difference between “impairment” and “disability.”  Many times these two terms of art are used interchangeably but I can assure you that both these words have a very…

In Lieu Of Stanley Cup Playoffs, Charleston Work Accident Attorneys Talk Big Hits And Concussions In NHL

South Carolina brain and head injury lawyers have discussed the negative impact sports can have on an athlete’s body, but have concentrated exclusively on the head injuries that athletes sustain from Big Hits in football. But, recently an article in the New York Times highlighted the issue of brain and head injuries from the perspective…

Injured On The Job In South Carolina? What Should I Do Next?

Below is a short list of the things that we would recommend you do right away and then contact your South Carolina Workers’ Compensation lawyers with Howell & Christmas, to help you toll the statute of Limitations with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, put your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier on notice, get your medical…

Injured Workers With Total Wage Loss From Job Accidents In South Carolina Must Prove Same By Statute 42-9-10

Those injured on the job in South Carolina that suffer total wage loss as a result of their serious injuries must prove their loss pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §42-9-10 (Amount of compensation for total disability; what constitutes total disability). Not all workers’ compensation accidents result in total wage loss but many do. It is…

What To Do If You Are Injured On The Job

Every state in the nation requires that companies carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp covers employees who experience an accident at work and are injured as a result of that accident. It also covers injuries that are incurred due to violence or, sometimes, car accidents. Knowing what to do if you are injured at work…

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