The Longshore Act 905(b) Claim: Vessel Negligence

The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Compensation Act provides benefits for maritime workers injured on the job – including much-needed compensation for medical care and lost wages.  In cases where severe injuries keep you from returning to work, maritime injury victims may be eligible to file a 905b claim in addition to a Workers’ Comp claim. … Continued

Seven Benefits Covered by South Carolina Workers’ Compensation

Many injured workers are hesitant to file a Workers’ Compensation claim, worried that their boss will retaliate. Will they get fired or demoted? Will their employer deny that their accident occurred?  Keep in mind that if your employer has more than four workers on the payroll, they are legally required to carry Workers’ Comp insurance. … Continued

Distracted Driving Is the Most Common Cause of Car Accidents

More than 2.5 million people are involved in car crashes each year. While many Americans assume that reckless driving or drunk driving is to blame for the majority of wrecks, the real culprit is distracted driving. Some studies estimate that as many as 1,000 people are injured daily in distracted driving car accidents. This comprises … Continued

Tips for Filing A Longshoreman Workers’ Compensation Claim 

For maritime workers injured on the job, seeking compensation can seem like another obstacle to overcome on the path to recovery. Trust Hoffman Law Firm, your Charleston longshoreman injury attorneys, to fight for you. When the rising tide of medical bills overwhelms you. When the insurance company tries to shortchange you, offering less than you … Continued

Pandemic Year Sees Increase in Fatal Car Accidents

With many drivers stuck inside during the pandemic, you would think most states would have reported a significant decrease in car crashes. Fewer cars on the road means fewer traffic fatalities, right? Think again. Despite the decrease in miles driven, the number of car crash deaths increased. In fact, the National Safety Council estimates that … Continued

What You Should Know About Longshoreman Injury Compensation

Exhausting work. Exposure to the elements. Hazards at every turn. It’s all in a day’s work for our community’s longshoreman and maritime workers. Their jobs often involve working on piers, terminals and docks – like the ones found here in Charleston. But despite safety protocols and hours of training, accidents happen. When they do, it’s … Continued

Pedestrian Traffic Laws in South Carolina

As the weather warms and COVID restrictions relax, the Charleston area is busier than ever. From Downtown to the beaches, both locals and tourists are eager to enjoy all the Lowcountry has to offer. But the increase in foot traffic can become dangerous as the streets fill with vehicles. In 2020, there were 6,721 pedestrian … Continued

Accidents Involving An Uninsured Driver

Even minor auto accidents can be a major inconvenience, especially when the other driver involved is uninsured. You may wonder, “Who will pay for my vehicle repairs and my medical bills? Is the at-fault driver off the hook for causing the car crash?” Hoffman Law Firm has the answers – and the team of Charleston … Continued

Common Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Claim

If handled incorrectly, your personal injury could leave behind more than bruises or scars – and put your family’s future at risk. Many victims make mistakes in their pursuit of compensation, and the impact can be nearly as painful as the injury itself. That’s why it is important to have a Charleston personal injury attorney … Continued

Memorial Day is One of the Deadliest Holidays for Car Accidents

Summer is a great time for fun in the sun, but it is also a common time for car wrecks. In fact, Memorial Day marks the start of summer’s 100 deadliest days – and the holiday weekend claims the top spot for most fatal car accidents over any three-day period. As most states ease up … Continued

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