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How Long Do You Have to Report a Workplace Injury?

In order to be eligible to receive workers’ compensation for a workplace injury, you must report your injury in a timely manner. Different states have different requirements for how long an employee has to report an injury sustained on the job. In South Carolina, you have 90 days from the date of injury in which to report your workplace injury. Failing to do so could mean losing out on benefits and compensation you’re entitled to under the law....

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What is an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury?

The term “spinal cord injury” may bring to mind a devastating injury that results in the complete loss of the legs (paraplegia) or the legs and the arms (quadriplegia). These are examples of complete spinal cord injuries, in which the nerves in the spinal cord are severed so completely that communication between the brain and the body below the injury location is destroyed, resulting in permanent loss of feeling and function....

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What is Occupational Disease? 

The South Carolina workers’ compensation program doesn’t just cover acute injuries like a strained back or broken ankle. It also compensates workers for covered occupational disease, which is a disease that arises directly out of an employee’s working conditions. Let’s look at exactly what occupational disease is and what it’s not, including some examples of occupational diseases....

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What to Do if a Dog Attacks You?

A recent vicious dog attack in South Carolina made national headlines when mother-of-three, Kyleen Waltman, needed both arms amputated after being mauled by three dogs in March 2022. Less than a year earlier, another South Carolina dog attack was in the news when a 7-year-old was tragically killed after he and his brother were attacked by a group of dogs near Marion. Sadly, dog attacks are not uncommon. Our law firm, unfortunately, has had many clients who have been victim to a dog attack. They are wide-ranging in circumstances, ages and sex of the victims, nature of injuries, breed of dog,...

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What is Considered a Workers’ Compensation Injury?

You were injured on the job, but it was your fault – is that covered under workers’ comp? You were driving as part of your job and were injured in a car accident – is that covered under workers’ comp? You were injured at the workplace while roughhousing with a coworker – is that covered under workers’ comp? Knowing whether your injury is covered under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation program can seem tricky. Here’s some ways to tell if your work-related injury could be covered. ...

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How To Find a Good Immigration Lawyer

If you need help with an immigration matter, you might be looking for an experienced immigration lawyer to help you with your case. Getting your visa, green card, or citizenship can be one of the greatest moments of your life, but there’s no doubt that the process to get there can be stressful and confusing, especially if English is not your first language. A good immigration attorney can help you navigate the system, explain your rights and responsibilities to you, solve problems, and help you get the outcome you’re seeking. But how do you find a good immigration attorney to...

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