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Does South Carolina Have “No-Fault” Workers’ Compensation?

South Carolina’s workers’ compensation is a no-fault system because injured employees do not have to prove employer negligence to receive compensation. If the worker is injured in the course of employment, they may receive benefits without having to show that employer negligence caused their injury. To speak to a workers’ comp lawyer in Greenville, SC, …

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Workers’ Comp Mileage Reimbursement in South Carolina

An often overlooked area of workers’ compensation is mileage for travel to medical appointments. You must attend medical appointments to receive your benefits. Your employer gets to pick who your care provider is and where you must go for your treatment. It’s only fair that they bear the expense of your travel. Does Workers’ Comp …

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Can You Sue a Workers’ Comp Doctor for Malpractice?

Can You Sue a Workers’ Comp Doctor for Malpractice?

In the South Carolina workers’ compensation system, your employer gets to choose your healthcare provider. So, what happens when the doctor commits malpractice? Can you sue them? How does it impact your workers’ comp claim? Attorney Robert “Bobby” Jones explains medical malpractice in workers’ compensation care. Can You Sue Your Workers’ Comp Doctor? Yes — …

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Workers’ Compensation for a Slip and Fall at Work in South Carolina

Workers’ Compensation for a Slip and Fall at Work in South Carolina

Workers’ compensation may cover your slip and fall at work in South Carolina. In fact, slip and falls are a common cause of injuries on the job. (CDC, Traumatic Occupational Injuries). Lawyer Robert “Bobby” Jones of Bobby Jones Law explains slip and fall workers’ compensation claims. Workers’ Compensation for a Slip and Fall Slip and …

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How Often Are Firefighters Injured on the Job in South Carolina?

How Often Are Firefighters Injured on the Job in South Carolina?

South Carolina firefighters responded to 435,007 incidents in 2018. Fires in the state cost $160 million in property damage each year. In addition to fires, firefighters respond to medical emergencies and rescue calls. Firefighting is a dangerous profession. While they are keeping the public safe, firefighters put their own well-being at risk. Firefighters, their families, …

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Compensation for Injured Police Officers in South Carolina

Compensation for Injured Police Officers in South Carolina

Law enforcement is a dangerous occupation. For injured police officers in South Carolina and their families, receiving compensation following an injury on-duty is especially important. Common causes of injury for police officers Some of the most common causes of injury for police officers are: Motor vehicle accidents, including in vehicle pursuit Gunfire and stabbings Assault …

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Injuries to Paramedics and EMTs on the Job in SC

Injuries to Paramedics and EMTs on the Job in SC

EMTs perform a vital service to the community. Unfortunately, thousands of EMTs are treated in emergency rooms each year for on-the-job injuries. (CDC, EMS Data). If you are an injured paramedic or EMT, you have important rights. You may receive workers’ compensation benefits, tort compensation, and other benefits that may be offered by your employer. …

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