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Apartment Complex Responsibility or Wrongful Death

One man died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in the Allen Benedict Court apartments in Columbus, South Carolina, while another man required hospitalization after being exposed to the toxic gas. As a result, the Columbia Housing Authority is facing two separate lawsuits, further illustrating the depth of the public housing crisis in the […]

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One Year After Deadly SC Train Derailment, Safety Upgrades Completed

Human error, government bureaucracy, and outdated technology were responsible for a deadly train crash in Lexington County, SC a year ago that took the lives of two railroad personnel and injured over 100 passengers. In the past year, new technology that could have prevented the accident, and that should have been in place when it […]

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Young Girl Hurt in Bounce House Accident

A 7-year-old girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after a gust of wind threw the inflatable bounce house she was in 30 feet into the air at a church carnival in Taylors County, South Carolina. The unfortunate event took place on Saturday, at Springwell Church on Wade Hampton Boulevard at 2 p.m. Trinity Venegas suffered […]

What is a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Informal Conference?

What is a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Informal Conference? As you may know from other blog entries, I was admitted to practice law in 2000.  For about the first 8-9 years I did what we call “defense work” which is where I was hired by the insurance carrier to defend workers’ compensation claims and people […]

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Weekly Check Mistakes

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Weekly Check Mistakes One of the most common mistakes (assuming the employer or insurance adjuster didn’t do it intentionally) is that the injured workers’ weekly wage is wrong.  Out of the times this figure is incorrect, I would estimate that 99% of the time it is incorrect to the benefit of […]