Workers Compensation Category Archives – The Lovely Law Firm

Dog Bite Injuries on Fedex, UPS, USPS, DHL, and other Couriers

Category: Workers Compensation

Dog Bite Injuries on Fedex, UPS, USPS, DHL, and other Couriers

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Dog Bite Injuries on Fedex, UPS, USPS, DHL, and other Couriers Many people joke about the hatred that dogs seem to have for courier employees such as those who work for UPS, DHL, Fedex and USPS. This problem doesn’t go beyond a lot of barking in most situations. However, when a dog becomes more aggressive, couriers can end up seriously injured. More than 6,700 Postal Service workers were bitten by a dog in 2016, and an average of 4.5 million Americans suffer from a … Read more

Does SC Workers’ Compensation Pay for Vocational Rehabilitation

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Does SC Workers’ Compensation Pay for Vocational Rehabilitation?   South Carolina’s no-fault workers’ compensation system helps thousands of people get the medical care they need and continue paying their bills while they recover from workplace injuries. Ideally, workers return to their old jobs as soon as they are able. But, sometimes a workplace injury leaves a worker unable to return to the same job. For example, a severe repetitive motion injury could leave a factory worker unable to perform the … Read more

Delay Can Result in Denial of SC Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Delay Can Result in Denial of SC Workers’ Compensation Benefits If you get hurt on the job in South Carolina, there’s a good chance you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits – and every employer with four or more employees is required to provide workers compensation insurance. The state doesn’t even care whose fault it was – if your injury is the result of your own mistake or negligence, you can still file a claim. But, that doesn’t mean you … Read more

Workers’ Compensation, Opioids, and Medical Marijuana in SC

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Workers’ Compensation, Opioids, and Medical Marijuana in SC Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the opioid crisis. Millions of Americans have been prescribed pain medications – often long-term – despite a lack of evidence that they are an effective treatment for chronic pain. As a consequence, thousands of these patients have become addicted and many have died of overdoses. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has suggested that opioid addiction may be partly to blame for an … Read more

Who Pays if I’m in an Auto Accident While on the Job?

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Who Pays if I’m in an Auto Accident While on the Job? Imagine you’re driving to a work meeting or running errands for your boss when suddenly you hear squealing brakes. Before you realize what’s happening, a truck plows into your car and sends you spinning through the intersection. Who will pay for the damage? Do you file a worker’s compensation claim against your employer, or a personal injury claim against the other driver? OK, put that question on hold. … Read more

Workers Compensation Settlements

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Workers Compensation Settlements in South Carolina Assault Crimes Getting injured at work can be emotionally taxing on many levels, but financial stress can be especially significant when medical bills start accumulating and working is impossible. If you find yourself in this scenario, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance provided by employers which provides for a multitude of aspects after getting hurt on the job. Workers Compensation settlements involve several different factors … Read more

Workers Compensation Claims

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Workers compensation claims are handled by the firm.  If you have been injured on the job in South Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury under South Carolina’s workers’ compensation program. What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is an employer-provided insurance which covers costs related to injuries and illnesses incurred while on the job. This state-mandated insurance requires payments to be made to an employee who has been injured during the course of his or her employment. … Read more

Job Related Injuries

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Job Related Injuries & Workers Compensation Cases If you have been hurt on the job and suffered Job Related Injuries , you may be entitled to receive compensation in the form of workers’ compensation benefits. Such compensation can be awarded to employees to relieve the financial stress of injury-related costs such as medical expenses, rehabilitation, and disability. Workers’ compensation claims may be filed for the following types of injuries. Injury by Accident An “injury by accident” is an unanticipated injury which … Read more

Workers Compensation benefits – What are my benefits?

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Workers Compensation What are my workers compensation benefits ? Myrtle Beach workers compensation benefits An employee may expect workers compensation benefits for personal injury or death by accident arising out of and in the course of his or her employment, regardless of who is at fault.  The only exceptions are: when the employee is injured as a result of his own intoxication, horseplay, or when the employee is acting as the aggressor during an altercation.   Workers Compensation pays for: necessary … Read more

Worker’s Comp – Occupational Disease

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Occupational Disease Worker’s Compensation Occupational Disease Lawyers in Myrtle Beach, SC Occupational Disease may trigger workers compensation benefits.  In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the rest of the State, the disability or death of an employee resulting from an occupational disease is treated as an injury by accident. A disease may be recognized as an occupational disease only if it is caused by a hazard recognized as peculiar to a particular trade, process, occupation, or employment as a direct result … Read more

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