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What to Do about a Workers Comp Denial in South Carolina

When you file your South Carolina workers compensation claim, you want the full benefits you need to help you overcome your injuries. Unfortunately, your recovery isn’t always so easy. Instead, you might have found a denial waiting for you. Dealing with a work comp denial can be difficult, but you’ll have a chance to take action on behalf of your claim. However, you may not know how to successfully approach a workers comp denial in South Carolina. If you’re not familiar with the laws and details of your denial, you may be stumped on how to proceed. Fortunately, you’ll have a chance to look into your denial and work to get the full benefi…

Can I File a Lawsuit against Uber after an Accident?

| John D. Hawkins |
Most of us have used a rideshare driver’s services at one point or another, and there is a reason that ridesharing is so popular. It is a relatively inexpensive mode of transportation, and it’s easy, fast, and, in most cases, safe. Unfortunately, even the safest driver can make mistakes that cause accidents and injuries for others. If you’ve been in an accident involving an Uber driver, you might be able to file a lawsuit against the driver and possibly against the company of Uber as well. Lawsuits can be difficult to win, and going up against a large company can be intimidating. You don’t have to file a lawsuit without legal help, though….

Which Illnesses Are Covered by Workers Comp in South Carolina?

Dealing with a major injury that occurred at work is already difficult. Unfortunately, you might instead be suffering from a work-related illness, which may be difficult to overcome. Now, you’ll need to know what to expect from your case, starting with questions like, “Which illnesses are covered by workers comp in South Carolina?” If your illness is not covered, you could be left dealing with the bill. If it is covered, though, you’ll need to figure out how to get coverage for your treatment. Fortunately, a lawyer from HawkLaw, PA can help you get the answers you need about your work illness. With a workman’s comp attorney on your side,…

How to Recover Compensation after a Brain Injury

| John D. Hawkins |
Suffering through a brain injury can be a traumatic experience, and it’s not an easy one to recover from. You’ve suffered through a devastating accident, and now every facet of your life is affected. You’ll need compensation to recover, but you may need help getting that compensation. If you’re struggling with a brain injury, it can be tough to focus and get the full compensation you deserve. So, seek out help recovering compensation when you’re overwhelmed by your brain injuries. You’ll need to ensure you’re getting the full amount you’re owed, which may be high, and a lawyer can help. Damages for a Brain Injury The brain is the control…

How Are South Carolina Workers Comp Disputes Resolved?

After an injury, you’ll 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 don’t need that stress. Fortunately, your workers comp should cover you, right? Unfortunately, your employer might dispute your claim. They may say you weren’t injured at work, that you didn’t file on time, or that your injuries didn’t meet the definitions set by the state of South Carolina. They may claim you’re ineligible, and if so, you’ll need to fight back for your compensation. So, how are South Carolina workers comp disputes resolved? Fortunately, you can fight bac…

How to Recover Personal Injury Compensation for PTSD

| John D. Hawkins |
Dealing with an accident or traumatic event is difficult on its own, especially if you were injured. Medical care and repairs are expensive, and there’s often an emotional toll. Unfortunately, your emotional toll might be especially serious, and it’s affecting your life. Those with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, are often the victims of frightening, painful events. A car crash, assault, or other injury can leave you feeling afraid and unsafe, which affects all other parts of your life. You need to know how to recover personal injury compensation for PTSD, but that can be difficult. If you’re struggling with your compensation, b…

How to Resolve a South Carolina Work Comp Dispute

When you’re injured in a work accident in South Carolina, your first move will likely be to report your injury and seek workers compensation benefits. Unfortunately, you might not receive those benefits right away. Your employer or insurance company might dispute your claim and fight back. When this happens, you’ll need to resolve that dispute as soon as possible. Fortunately, our attorneys can help you when you’re not sure how to resolve a South Carolina work comp dispute. We’ll guide you through the steps after you’re initially denied.   Informal Conferences Your first step toward your workers comp benefit may be to simply discuss the …

Injured at Work: Work Comp or Personal Injury?

When a serious accident happens at work and you’re left with serious injuries, you need help. There are a few ways to get the compensation you need, but which way is right for you? Many injured South Carolina workers aren’t sure whether they should pursue workers compensation benefits or file a personal injury lawsuit. Without legal guidance, it’s tough to be sure which route you should take. If you’re not sure whether your case counts as personal injury or workers comp, you’ll need to look closely at your situation. Your employer and the cause of the accident may make a big difference. Fortunately, a qualified lawyer can advise you. Wh…

Important South Carolina Laws for Car Accident Claims

| John D. Hawkins |
While we all do our best to avoid accidents, all it takes is one reckless driver for you to end up with high bills and severe injuries. That’s an unfortunate situation to be stuck in, but you’ll have the option to fight back. When you’re injured in an auto wreck, you can file a claim to recover compensation for your damages. However, there are some important South Carolina laws for car accident claims that you’ll need to keep in mind before you consult a Car Accident Attorney.  If you’ve been injured in a car crash and need help as you seek compensation, be sure to remember the following laws. If you don’t, it could mean you won’t receive…

Noneconomic Damages in a South Carolina Personal Injury Case

| John D. Hawkins |
You may be entitled to compensation if you or someone you love has sustained a life-altering injury because of someone else’s negligence. The injury attorneys at HawkLaw are here to protect your rights. What Is Considered Pain and Suffering in an Injury Case? In a legal sense, pain and suffering is broadly defined as the physical, mental or emotional damage or distress an individual incurs from an injury. In the instances that injury resulted from negligence, the injured party may be able to recoup special damages for those losses. Pain & Suffering Damages: Defined Damages for pain and suffering are typically broken down into two categ…
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