Do I Need a Lawyer for a Workers Comp Claim?

Why do I need a work injury lawyer to get worker’s comp benefits? Anyone can file a workers comp claim for a work-related injury on their own. The South Carolina Worker’s Comp Commission is supposed to oversee conflicts that arise between the injured employee and the employer’s insurance company. However, even with a mediator, an injured employee is challenged to act on his own behalf against a business entity. Insurance companies have lawyers, lots of fine print and look for reasons not to pay. Workers’ compensation is their business. … [Read more...]

Who Qualifies for Workers Comp?

South Carolina Workers Compensation Attorneys Any full-time employee (working for an employer with four or more employees) who has an employment related injury and needs medical attention should be covered under workers’ compensation insurance. It doesn’t matter if the injury was a complete accident or the fault of a co-worker. The employee MUST notify his or her employer within 90 days of the injury or risk losing the right to benefits under workers compensation. (It is recommended that you record details of your accident and to whom you … [Read more...]

Mining Company fined $900,000 for Deadly Explosion

Federal Officials say a Judge in Pennsylvania ruled a mining Company in Pennsylvania must pay $900,000 in fines for a explosion that killed a miner and resulted in criminal charges against three others. The Department of Labor fines against the company are from a settlement order signed in the beginning of August. The lawsuit came from a methane explosion that killed one miner at the Buck Mountain Mine in 2006. The Mine Safety and health Administration found that the miner was killed when methane exploded in a under ventilated … [Read more...]