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Video: Workers’ Compensation
The Basics Part 2

Video Transcript I’m Attorney David Hood, and we’re continuing with part 2, with my able assistant Tracey, on questions, problems and solutions you may have for your workers’ compensation case in South Carolina. I think there are a couple more things we wanted to alert people who get injured on the job in South Carolina […]

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Video: Workers’ Compensation
The Basics Part 1

Video Transcript I’m David Hood, and this is my most capable assistant Tracey. Today we’re talking about problems and solutions with Workers’ Compensation cases in South Carolina. What if someone gets hurt on the job and is not getting paid? Under the South Carolina statutes, what is supposed to happen is if somebody is written […]

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How Much Will Workers’ Comp Pay for an Amputation in South Carolina?

If you’ve lost a limb (or the use of a limb) in an on-the-job accident in South Carolina, you’re probably out of work and trying to stay afloat in a sea of bills. You may be considering filing a workers’ compensation claim, but that can be a long and challenging process. Ultimately, you probably have […]

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Occupational Hearing Loss

Most workplace dangers are obvious. One that is not quit as apparent is damaging noise levels. “Some of the most prevalent workplace hazards aren’t seen–they’re heard.” (EHSToday.com) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most commonly reported workplace-related injury is hearing loss. 22 million Americans are being exposed to harmful noise […]

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Fatal Accident – South Carolina Man Trapped in Machine at Work

Early Sunday, a man died after being trapped in a machine at work. An investigation is underway. 54-year-old Anthony Dean Lemmons worked at Innovative Fibers, a manufacturing business, in Spartanburg, SC. Officials said he died about an hour after becoming trapped in a machine. “First responders from the facility and local emergency personnel were immediately […]

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Rising Injury Rates at Automated Amazon Warehouses

These days, a lot of us are staying away from shopping malls and department stores as much as possible to try to stay well. COVID-19 has caused Americans to do more online shopping than ever before. As of June 2020, Statista ranks Amazon the top U.S. company ranked by retail e-commerce sales, with sales estimated […]

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Healthcare Workers Killed by COVID – Families Fight for Workers’ Comp Benefits

As the death toll due to COVID-19 climbs, families of some deceased frontline workers are finding out that the workers’ compensation system is stacked against them. “The COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique circumstance where the many jobs that are not typically considered hazardous have suddenly become very dangerous for workers. Workers deemed essential …are at […]

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Frontline Workers’ Lives Endangered by COVID-19

We’re going into month four now in the COVID-19 pandemic, with more Americans testing positive and more deaths every day. COVID-19 is a highly contagious coronavirus with common symptoms of fever, body aches, dry cough, fatigue, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite, and loss of smell. In some people, it can cause more serious […]

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Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be […]

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Deadliest American Jobs for Baby Boomers

Americans are living significantly longer than ever before. Baby Boomers (those age 55 and older) are more likely to be employed now, for many reasons. In the 25-year period of 1992 and 2017, the number of older Americans in the work-force more than doubled to 35 million. This increase is due to a rising population […]