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What are standard job duties for the purposes of a workers compensation claim in Charleston?

Charleston, SC - When someone is injured on the job, they will be compensated while they recover as long as some basic requirements are met. Their payments must come through the workers compensation system. One of the most important inquiries…
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What is the duty of care in South Carolina nursing homes to prevent sexual abuse?

South Carolina – March 22, 2021 South Carolina nursing home facilities have standard operating procedures requiring administrative personnel to protect residents.  When residents suffer harm directly related to a negative nursing home…
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What does an insurance adjuster do after an accident in Charleston?

Charleston, SC - All drivers are required to contact their insurance company following an accident in South Carolina. They can file a claim to be paid for collision damage to the vehicle, and other losses depending on the specifics of their…
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Relevant laws established to protect South Carolina nursing home residents. 

South Carolina – March 18, 2021 South Carolina nursing home facilities have standard operating procedures in place that incorporate federal and state statute, requiring all long term resident care personnel to protect residents.  If residents…
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Does an employer’s accident history factor into a workers compensation claim?

Charleston, SC - Whenever someone is hurt at work, they can file a claim to be paid while they seek treatment and recover. Some jobs are more dangerous than others, and there may even be certain employers who have had a number of their workers…
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How Much Money Can I Receive From a South Carolina Car Accident Insurance Claim?

If you've just suffered injuries due to a car accident in South Carolina, you may be wondering how much money you can receive through an insurance claim. This is an understandable concern, especially if you're dealing with serious injuries that…
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What is the purpose of workers compensation insurance for businesses in Charleston?

Charleston, SC - Workplaces and companies purchase various types of insurance coverage in case of losses and accidents. Workers compensation insurance is a specific type of risk mitigation that is meant to pay for any losses associated with…
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Star ratings may cause misinformation to residents, families, and potential residents of South Carolina nursing homes.

South Carolina – March 14, 2021 A controversial article identifying the rating system for America’s nursing home patients proves that inadequate reporting may fail those who are seeking safe and quality care for loved ones who must be…
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What treatment is the victim of a minor accident in Charleston likely to need?

Charleston, SC - Most car accidents result in property damage along with injuries that are not life changing or fatal. It is likely that the victim will need to go through the insurance process, but if the injuries are not severe, there may…
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What happens if a worker tries to submit an illegitimate injury claim in Charleston?

Charleston, SC - It is fairly common for workplaces to have to deal with improper workers compensation claims. Sometimes this can be due to a simple error or misunderstanding, but other times the worker essentially tries to commit fraud by signing…
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Should South Carolina nursing home residents be concerned about bedsores?   

South Carolina – March 8, 2021 Bedsores can cause minor irritation to nursing home residents, and in some cases, result in dangerous health complications.  They are preventable if nursing home staff gives residents appropriate care. …
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What are the chances that a driver will be involved in a fatal accident in Charleston?

Charleston, SC - One of the worst things a family has to deal with is losing a relative in a fatal car collision. There are a number of ways that people in this situation can get help from a personal injury attorney and make the party responsible…
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Attorneys assist residents in South Carolina VA nursing homes against negligent actions.

South Carolina – March 3, 2021 As a Veteran, individuals may be able to get assisted living, residential, or home health care through the Veterans Administration (VA).  In South Carolina there are approximately 400,000 state resident veterans,…
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What are important facts for workers to know about job related injuries in South Carolina?

Charleston, SC - Workers compensation claims are an important way to protect people from job related injuries, but the process to file the claim and receive payment can also be confusing. The workers compensation system is paid for by all employers…
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McDougall Law Firm can outline the South Carolina resident bill of rights for families.

South Carolina – October 24, 2020 Resident Bill of Rights. Nursing home residents have rights under federal and state law, and attorneys at McDougall Law Firm can review those rights with families and individuals thinking about nursing home…
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South Carolina nursing homes have the highest COVID-19 mortality rate in the U.S.

South Carolina – October 21, 2020 According to a recent American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study, South Carolina had the highest death rate per 100 nursing home residents in September. According to AARP, 5,102 nursing home residents…