Am I Covered for Workers’ Compensation as an Independent Contractor?

Independent contractors are as diverse as the fish in the sea. From dog walkers to technology analysts, working as an independent contractor continues to rise. But what happens if you get injured on a work-related assignment?  Workers’ compensation has been a gratuity to those with full-time employment and benefits, but how far is its reach … Continued

The Serious Impact of Non-Impact Workplace Injuries

When discussing workplace injuries, serious accidents typically come to mind. Slips, falls, and collisions can leave employees facing a long recovery – and holding hefty hospital bills. But there are plenty of on-the-job injuries that occur outside of a single, traumatic event. These are most often caused by performing everyday job functions, like typing. So … Continued

Claiming Workers’ Compensation When You Work from Home: Is It Possible?

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced companies and individuals alike to adopt a new approach to conducting business – one that took place strictly online. Since the start of the pandemic three years ago, more than 60 percent of U.S. employees have transformed their home into their office, blurring the lines between working and … Continued

Deposition Mistakes in Workers’ Comp Cases

Depositions are an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to workers’ compensation cases. These meetings under oath help your attorney and the other side’s legal team get the facts and data straight before your trial begins.  It’s important to know what to do in a deposition and what mistakes to avoid during a … Continued

What are the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

When an accident results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), suffering from short- and long-term effects can lead to medical bills, missed work, and emotional suffering. While regaining your health and sense of self is your focus, no one deserves to suffer long-term from the lost wages and medical costs, as well. It’s common for … Continued

How to Avoid Being a Victim of a Work-Zone Accident

When road construction is present, the work-zone is covered in signs and bright orange cones and barrels to alert drivers of the work being done. The brightly colored signs get your attention for one reason: Safety. Yet, work-zone accident after another unfortunately have become commonplace. Here in Charleston, we find ourselves encountering road work almost … Continued

The Serious Consequences of Pharmacy Errors

Each year, in the United States alone, 7,000 to 9,000 people die as a result of a medication error. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of other patients experience an error, but often do not report an adverse reaction or other medication complications. (National Library of Medicine, 2022)  When you pick up your prescription from the pharmacy, … Continued

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