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3 Columbia nuclear plant workers suffer burn injuries

3 Columbia nuclear plant workers suffer burn injuries

At least three workers from the Westinghouse nuclear plant in Columbia were recently hospitalized due to burn injuries they sustained in an accident, a September 25 article from The State reported. According to reports, the incident happened at 4:30 a.m. when a wash tank burst and steam was released that resulted in three injuries. The… Read More

Defense Base Act – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Defense Base Act? The Defense Base Act (DBA) is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA).  This Act provides disability compensation and medical benefits to employees and death benefits to eligible survivors of employees of U.S. government contractors who perform work overseas.  The DBA incorporates the provisions of… Read More

Injured on the Job- Out of Work or Need “Light Duty”

Are you on Light Duty or Out of Work because of a Job Injury? When a worker suffers an injury on the job, the consequences they may have to deal with can be overwhelming. Even relatively minor injuries can leave workers unable to return to their job for a substantial period of time, causing them… Read More

Maximum Medical Improvement and Disability Impairment Ratings in S.C. Workers Compensation

Often times an injured worker will have questions about maximum medical improvement (MMI), impairment ratings, and its effect on your disability award under South Carolina Workers’ Compensation. Depending on the severity of your injury, the doctor will make a determination of maximum medical improvement and determine if you are permanently impaired and to what extent.… Read More

Repetitive Trauma & Stress Injuries

Does workers’ compensation in South Carolina cover a repetitive trauma injury? This is a frequently asked question because many employers or insurance companies will try to deny your workers’ compensation claim if it arises from repetitive trauma or repetitive stress. The common excuse is that the injury was not caused on the job. Repetitive trauma… Read More

8 Common Reasons Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied

If your South Carolina workers’ compensation claim was denied, we encourage you to speak with a Columbia Workers’ Compensation Attorney from as soon as possible. More than likely you will be required to request a hearing before the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission in Columbia. Our Columbia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys have been successful on many occasions… Read More

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation- Hiring a Lawyer?

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney for a Workers’ Compensation Claim? If you have workers compensation claim, you’ve wondered if you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney. This is a frequently asked question. This article is designed to help you understand when you should hire an attorney for your workers compensation claim. First, you are not required… Read More

Proving Workers Compensation Brain Injury Cases

By: Robert F. Goings Workers Compensation Brain Injury Cases in South Carolina A Workers Compensation claim involving a brain injury can be one of the most challenging to prove under the S.C. Workers Compensation laws.  A brain injury can occur from a serious accident, a blunt force striking the head, or from occupational harms such as the… Read More

SC Workers Compensation – How to Calculate your Compensation Rate and Average Weekly Wage?

By: Robert F. Goings Workers’ Compensation – Calculating your Compensation Rate and Average Weekly Wage I am often asked by injured employees, “How is my compensation rate calculated?”  The calculation of your compensation rate can have a significant impact on the total award of compensation that you may be entitled to receive under the law for an… Read More

Last Updated : April 28, 2023
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