Archive for October, 2019

Hire Legal Representation for a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Unfortunately, workplace accidents do happen in South Carolina. When this occurs, it’s important that you have an experienced work injury attorney such as Ryan Montgomery by your side. With years of experience representing injured victims like you, you can ensure that your legal rights are protected in every step of the legal process. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a workplace accident, your life may have been changed substantially. To get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, you should hire legal representation immediately.

Workplace Injuries in SC

Recently, a Honea Path city employee backed their sanitation truck into two workers who were behind the truck. Because of this accident, one employee died from his injuries. While not all workplace injuries in South Carolina are this severe, many workplace injuries warrant compensation. If you have been injured on the job, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation and in some cases, other compensation obtained through a civil lawsuit.

About Workers’ Compensation

In the State of South Carolina, temporary disability benefits are paid to workers who must take off more than seven days because of their workplace injuries. The first seven days of disability however are not paid unless you miss more than 14 days. These benefits total two-thirds of the average weekly wage, but cannot exceed a maximum amount the state has in place.

For those who have completed their medical treatment and then are deemed permanently disabled, permanent total disability benefits are given. These injured victims will continue to receive their weekly payments at the same rate. Benefits are generally paid for up to 500 weeks; however, some severe injuries may warrant payments for life. Those who have a permanent partial disability may be eligible for additional benefits.

South Carolina workers’ compensation also provides medical benefits, death benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and even mileage reimbursement. A work injury attorney such as Ryan Montgomery can explain the benefits to each injured victim thoroughly to ensure they’re getting the compensation they deserve.

Call to Speak to an Experienced Work Injury Attorney Today

Ryan Montgomery helps those who have gotten injured on the job. Injured workers have rights under South Carolina law and they need to be protected all of the time. That’s a work injury attorney’s job, to represent injured victims and to protect their legal rights. Mr. Montgomery has represented countless people and successfully handled  their workers’ compensation claims. To learn more about what he can do for you as a work injury attorney and to schedule a free consultation today, call 864-362-3183.

Proving Fault In A Car Accident In South Carolina

When you’re in a car accident, your first concern should be for the well-being of everyone involved (including anyone in other vehicles). Once everyone is properly taken care of, it’s then appropriate to turn your attention toward what — and who — caused the accident and therefore responsible for any injuries and damages incurred. Proving who’s at fault for the accident can have a dramatic impact on how an accident in South Carolina is financially resolved.

You Need Evidence to Support Your Claim

While you may be a reputable person, simply stating who’s at fault usually won’t be sufficient. Even if you testify under oath while a car accident attorney questions you, this may not be enough. Unless the other driver affirms that they’re responsible, the case will devolve into your word against the other driver’s and no one will know whom to believe.

To bolster your claim, you’ll need evidence. There are several forms of evidence that may come in useful, some of which must be gathered at the time of the accident and others that can be obtained later.

Get a Police Report

One of the most important items is a police report, and you usually must get a police report before leaving the scene of the accident. (Moving vehicles to the side of the road or a safe location is usually alright.)

A police report serves as an objective account of what the officer observes and what each driver’s states occurred. It often also contains statements made by witnesses.

In South Carolina, police reports can’t directly be used as evidence in lawsuits to prove who’s at fault for a car accident. The officer who wrote a report can be called to testify, however, and the report can help refresh their memory of what they observed when they initially responded.

Gather Other Evidence

In addition to the police report, you should also gather as much information pertaining to the accident as you’re able to. Depending on the area of the accident and who’s around, you may want to:

Consult a Car Accident Attorney

After you’ve gathered everything at the scene of the accident, call a car accident attorney as soon as you’re able to. They’ll have the expertise necessary to use the evidence you have and obtain other evidence that shows who was at fault for the accident. To speak with a car accident attorney, schedule a consultation with us.