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  • 7 Tips to Avoid a Workplace Injury With more than 2 million American workers being injured every year, workplace injuries have become very common. Here are 7 tips to follow to avoid a workplace injury
  • Back To Work: Workers' Compensation Basics For South Carolina Residents This workers' compensation basics for South Carolina residents explains who is covered, what injuries are covered, and what compensation is available.
  • South Carolina Worker's Compensation Benefits Explained What benefits or compensation can I receive under workers' compensation? If you are injured on-the-job, you can receive medical and financial compensation.
  • Fraudulent Claims for Workers' Compensation Down in 2010 If you are injured on the job in South Carolina, you should immediately report your job injury to your employer. Next, you should consult with a qualified Charleston South Carolina workers' compensation law firm to protect your rights. Call 843-277-6061 today.
  • Man Mauled By Bear To Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits Even Though He Used Marijuana Brock Hopkins of Montana was mauled by a bear on November 2, 2007 while working at Great Bear Adventures near West Glacier, Montana. The park's owner, Russell Kilapatrick, contended that Hopkins's usage of Marijuana that morning caused the animal to attack. Hopkins's openly admitted to using marijuana that morning before work, but the court decided that this usage was not the ultimate cause of the bear attack. South Carolina employers can use intoxication, either by alcohol or controlled substances, as a defense to a workers' compensation claim. The South Carolina court system has further ruled that the intoxication must be the cause of the worker's injuries. The Shelly Leeke Law Firm offers services to South Carolina residents who have been injured on the job. For a FREE consultation contact us at 843-277-6061 or 1-888-690-0211.
  • Machine Operator Has Fingers Amputated After Work Injury A California Machine Operator has fingers crushed while using an unguarded press. The man filed suit against the employer and another defendant. The parties settled during mediation. The employer settled for $250,000 and the other defendant settled for $137,500, for a total reward of $387,500.

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