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While on Workers Compensation Benefits, Can I Get Fired?

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The idea of not being able to return to work after an injury is a terrifying prospect. This is particularly true if a workplace injury interferes with injured workers’ basic ability to do their jobs. At-will states like South Carolina do not require employees to document a legal reason for terminating your employment.  What most people do not realize, however, is that there are limits to at-will employment, especially when it comes to protections for those who file a workers’ compensation claim. The right workers’ compensation attorney can help guide you through the process of filing a workers’ comp claim without fear of retaliation. At Ha…

Mental Benefits for South Carolina Workers’ Compensation

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Serious workplace injuries can affect you for a long time, both physically and emotionally. People who experience a traumatic event are at high risk for developing mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. These psychiatric disorders can be just as disruptive as physical injuries to many people. They not only make it difficult to cope with day-to-day life but also may affect your long-term health. If you experience such a condition, HawkLaw workers’ compensation attorneys will help you get compensated for your injuries, so you can spend more time recovering from y…

How Are Workers’ Comp Disputes Resolved in South Carolina?

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After an injury, you will need to seek compensation as soon as possible for your suffering. The debt following a work accident can be devastating, and you and your family do not need that stress. Fortunately, your South Carolina workers’ compensation should cover your medical care or permanent disability, right? Not necessarily, as your employer might dispute your injury claims. They may say you were not injured at work, you did not file on time, or their insurance carrier says your injuries did not meet the definitions set by the state of South Carolina. They may claim you are ineligible, and if so, you will need to fight back for your co…

What Workers Compensation Covers in South Carolina

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Your work environment should be a safe place in order for you to complete your duties effectively. Like many workers, you commute to work each day with the expectation that you will be safe and free of injuries. Unfortunately, workplace injuries are far more common than they should be. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, 2.7 million workers suffered non-fatal injuries, and 4,764 workers suffered a fatality. If you have been injured in your workplace, it is a good idea to speak with an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible who can help you get access to the resources you need to r…

Will Lost Wages Be Covered By Workers Comp

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Experiencing a workplace-related injury can cause plenty of negative consequences, whether it be through lost wages, medical care and treatment, or navigation of South Carolina’s complicated workers’ compensation laws. Even in cases where the employer is likely at fault for an injury, you can still have your claim denied. Those unfamiliar with their rights may end up losing thousands of dollars in benefits in the process, and that can lead to devastating financial hardship. At HawkLaw, we have fought and won more than $200M for our clients. We will diligently fight as hard as we can to help you receive the compensation you deserve. What Co…

What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accidents?

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Motor vehicle accidents happen every day, and they can change your life forever. Dealing with an auto accident is never easy, and the recovery process from personal injuries can take quite a while. Dealing with insurance companies makes it even more difficult, as their entire business model depends on them denying you as much coverage as possible. That is why the best approach to car accidents is to try and avoid them altogether. Accidents are often caused by driver error and are easy to avoid if the driver simply pays better attention to the road. If you get involved in an accident, a car accident lawyer at HawkLaw, P.A. can offer support…

What is The Difference Between Survival Action And Wrongful Death?

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Losing a loved one is a hard and usually traumatic experience. The death of a family member can bring out emotions of both sadness and anger. You want to hold somebody accountable for their death, especially if your loved one lost their life due to a negligent act that was entirely preventable, such as a car accident caused by reckless driving. If your loved one lost their life via medical malpractice, it can be difficult knowing against whom to take action. The caring and compassionate accident attorneys at HawkLaw, P.A. understand the devastation when an event like this occurs and can help you by navigating the legal process of suing for…

Passenger Injured in a Car Accident in SC?

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Can the Passenger of an Accident Be Compensated in South Carolina? Car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye. One second, you are fine and healthy. Next, your life might be changed forever. Not having control of the car as a passenger can be terrifying, even more so when you end up in a car accident that leaves you with injuries.  If you or a loved one suffered a South Carolina accident, it is important to know your legal rights as a passenger. The experienced attorneys at HawkLaw P.A. are here to help you and provide sound legal advice. To request a free consultation* from an accident attorney at our law firm, call 888-HAWKLAW. What …

After a Car Accident Do I Need to Replace My Child’s Car Seat?

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Car accidents can be terrifying and stressful, and when you receive injuries and property damage, it makes the whole ordeal worse. Add a child into this equation, and everything becomes more terrifying for you, even if the car received little to no damage. At this point, you might be concerned and wondering how durable a car seat will be and if you will need to replace it following an accident. Keep reading to see how long a car seat can be used, and do not hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys at HawkLaw, P.A. if your child was involved in a car accident. Is a Car Seat Still Good After an Accident? Following an accident, a com…

Most Car Accidents are Caused by Which Age Group?

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Car accidents can happen to anybody at any time. However, it is more likely that you will have an accident if you are a younger driver. No matter what age group you fall into, a car accident can be a terrifying situation. The lawyers at HawkLaw, P.A. are here to fight for fair compensation and hold those who caused the accident accountable. To request a free consultation*, call 888-HAWKLAW to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. What Age Group Is Involved in the Most Fatal Car Accidents? Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in the United States. No matter your age, you can have a car accident and need the servic…
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