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Are You a Victim of Occupational Disease?

Far too many men and women devote themselves to their professions for decades, only to discover that their hard work resulted in an occupational disease. Defined as any illness or injury contracted as a result of an exposure to risk factors arising from work activity, occupational disease is a serious matter that entitles employees to financial support through workers’ compensation insurance. If you are suffering from an occupational disease like carpal tunnel syndrome or mesothelioma, an attorney can help you fight for the compensation that you are owed.

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The Relationship between Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers’ Comp Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits are two of the most commonly accessed forms of disability in our country. However, it is important to understand that one can easily affect the other if you become injured in a workplace accident. You may need to seek the guidance and support of an experienced attorney to receive the maximum benefits from each source of disability support.

What Are Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to any employee who suffers from an illness or injury as a result of his workplace environment. In exchange for this compensation, the employee must agree not to bring a lawsuit against his employer for the occurrence of the incident that led to illness or injury. Continue reading “The Relationship between Social Security Disability Insurance and Workers’ Comp Benefits”

How to Stay Safe on the Water This Summer

Boating safety is no joke, especially in the summer when so many other vessels are enjoying the water and warm weather right along with you. Whether you are a boat owner or lucky passenger, be sure to take the following steps to stay safe on the water and enjoy your day without any traumatic accidents taking place.

If you need a reminder of the serious nature of boating accidents, look no further than the late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who allegedly caused the deaths of himself and two friends in a boating accident after a day of drinking. In the words of a report after his crash, “Fernandez operated the [vessel] with his normal faculties impaired, in a reckless manner, in the darkness of night, in an area with known navigational hazards such as the rock jetties and channel markers.” Continue reading “How to Stay Safe on the Water This Summer”

Don’t Let Social Media Destroy Your Personal Injury Defense

Social media has become a driving force in our society, and while it offers many fun and practical benefits, sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat also have their darker sides. Personal injury lawyers are now warning their clients to be cautious and conservative on social media during active personal injury cases to prevent very unwanted results. Read on to educate yourself on exactly why social media can damage your personal injury defense.

The Relationship Between Social Media and Personal Injury

Social media is platforms are hubs of shared photographs, daily events, and thoughts. This might seem innocent enough, but such transparency takes on an entirely different meaning in a personal injury claim. Many plaintiffs have had their claims dismissed after the defendant’s legal team discovered photographs on social media that contradicted the assertions made in court. Continue reading “Don’t Let Social Media Destroy Your Personal Injury Defense”

What You Need to Do If You Are Arrested on a DUI Charge

According to South Carolina law, a DUI is defined as driving impaired while under the influence of alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances. If you are charged with a DUI in South Carolina, you face serious consequences immediately and in the future. This is why it is so important to follow certain steps that will defend your rights after your arrest.

Potential Consequences of a DUI Charge

Not only do you risk the loss of your driving privileges, vehicle impoundment, large fines, and incarceration, but if convicted you also face higher insurance rates, ignition interlock requirements, and lost educational and employment opportunities. If you cause property damage, serious bodily injury, or death as a result of your DUI, the consequences become even more severe. South Carolina law also specifies that DUI punishments intensify with each conviction, so if this is not your first DUI offense, representation by an experienced attorney is even more essential. Continue reading “What You Need to Do If You Are Arrested on a DUI Charge”