Medical terms used under workers’ comp can be confusing, and one of these is MMI. This medical abbreviation stands for maximum medical improvement. It is an important term because it is one of the most hotly contested features of a workers’ compensation claim. Being accorded this status means the injured person may face unpaid medical problems associated with their accident in the future.
A question often asked in South Carolina is who is going to pay my hospital bills if I’m injured in a slip and fall accident. The answer is that it depends on whether negligence was involved, the circumstance of the accident and where it happened. In most, but not all injury accidents, the injured party has three years to file a claim in South Carolina. In the following, we will explain the different areas of liability and why it is a good idea to enlist the help of a South Carolina personal injury attorney to handle your claim.
Morris Law, LLC recently obtained a settlement for a client in the amount of $321,857.56 following an injury accident. The client, a resident of Myrtle Beach, was heading north along Oak Street in town when another driver was turning left illegally. As a result, our client T-boned the other driver’s car. Because the at-fault driver committed an illegal maneuver that caused the car accident and did not grant the right of way to our client, they became liable for damages.
When a family member dies, loved ones are generally consumed by grief, anger and a sense of helplessness. With time, other aspects of their loss affect the family in ways that were unexpected. Throughout the entire process, one overriding fact emerges – they want justice for a loved one taken all too early by a negligent party.
In a civil case, this can be accomplished by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. To do that, the family must comply with certain rules such as the deadline for filing a wrongful death claim in South Carolina. In addition, the period of time to file is influenced by the discovery rule. Let’s look at what this means.
Drunk drivers take approximately 10,000 lives every year in the United States. In addition, they cause serious injuries, many of which are life-altering. While any injury from a rear-ender to a head-on collision can occur because the inebriated driver was unable to judge their distance from another vehicle properly or because they were unable to stay in their lane and hit another vehicle head-on, their ability to drive safely is no longer present.
After you’ve been hurt at work, there are steps you must take to receive workers’ compensation. One of the biggest is being seen by a medical professional. It is important that you receive the medical care you need. However, it is not just a matter of going to a medical facility or seeing your doctor and then asking for workers’ comp. You need to follow certain rules. Let’s look at the proper protocol to ensure you will receive the maximum benefits.
It is common to experience pain after an auto accident. The body is reacting to the traumatic event in a myriad of ways. Your muscles may be sore and tight. You may experience excess fatigue from the body’s backlash to heightened adrenaline and feel as if you can’t keep up at work. Alternately, you might have trouble sleeping and relive the incident multiple times while you try to fall asleep.
The question is what can I do to make it easier to get through the ordeal. Fortunately, there are many things you can do. Let’s look at some of the top ones.
An essential part of any lawsuit is a claim for pain and suffering. Yet, many people do not fully understand this component of a personal injury lawsuit.
A lawsuit’s damages against an at-fault party are divided into two main segments. The first is labeled economic and the second is non-economic. Let’s get a handle on these segments.
Work injuries are those that occur in the workplace during the course of employment. The injuries vary, depending on the type of job, from mild to severe. In most cases of workplace injury, the employment site is dangerous and unsafe. Examples of dangers seen in the workplace are defective equipment or non-contained hazardous chemicals. In addition, repetitive motions during the workday or heavy lifting can result in work injuries.
For many people, filing a legal claim against another person or entity is a new experience. Since statistics show that you will most likely be involved in a motor vehicle accident four times in your life, sooner or later you will need legal assistance. Let’s explore the different facets of what an injury lawyer does, their training and the types of cases they handle.