5 Workers' Compensation Terms You Should Know

A patient with a foot injuryWhen someone injures you, you can usually file a lawsuit. However, if you are injured on the job, workers' compensation protects your employer from lawsuits. It also provides you with money to help pay your medical bills. Before you file your claim, however, check out these five workers' compensation terms you should know.

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Bicycle Accident Injuries: When To Seek Compensation

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The most recent data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 783 bicyclists died due to traffic crashes in 2017. That number does not include the cyclists that suffered injuries on the roadway and elsewhere through no fault of their own. Bicyclists face hazards whenever they ride, but they also have a legal right to compensation.

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Myrtle Beach Bike Week and the Atlantic Beach Bikefest: Tips For Visiting Motorcyclists

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Myrtle Beach Bike Week and the Atlantic Beach Bikefest: Tips For Visiting Motorcyclists

Motorcycle occupants have more at stake than the average car occupant. Severe injury is much more common for the mostly unprotected bike rider than it is when one is surrounded by the steel and airbags of a vehicle. South Carolina currently ranks third in the country in the number of motorcycle fatalities per year for the number of registered drivers.

Motorcycle rallies draw in thousands of people that are unfamiliar with the area. Myrtle Beach Bike Week and the Atlantic Beach Bikefest traditionally bring in hundreds of thousands of people in the spring and 25,000 in the fall. The excitement and distractions increase the risk of an unexpected event. Here are a few tips to help drivers and riders stay safe so they can enjoy their visit.

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Delayed Auto Accident Injuries: Examples and Tips for Your Claim

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If you are involved in an accident, some of your injuries may show up hours or even days after the accident. Such injuries may complicate your auto accident claim if you don't know how to handle them. We have seen insurance companies use the following (sometimes faulty) logic: people with injuries quickly seek medical treatment; if no medical treatment is obtained or if there is a long delay before seeking treatment, then the injuries must not be serious; if the injuries are not serious enough to go to the doctor, then they aren’t serious enough to be worth much money in the injury claim.

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5 Dog Bite Facts You Need to Know

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Has your child been bitten or attacked by a dog? Did the injuries incur in South Carolina or while you were on vacation in Myrtle Beach? If so, then you may be entitled to compensation. Here's what you need to know to protect your child and their rights.

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5 Reasons Why Witnesses to a Car Accident Are Important

You have likely heard that having witnesses to your auto accident is important. Many people assume witnesses are important for trials, but witnesses can help you in many other ways as well. Having one or more witnesses to your accident isn't absolutely necessary, but witnesses can make a big difference.

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Beyond Drivers: Others Who May Be Liable for Your Accident

alcohol serverIn most cases of auto accidents, the driver ends up at least partially liable for the accident. However, the driver of an at-fault vehicle is not the only party who may be liable for the accident. Below are other parties who may share the liability of an auto accident with the driver.

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If an intoxicated driver causes you injury in an accident, then you might have a valid claim against the restaurant, bar, or person who served alcohol to the driver. First, dram shop laws allow you to hold an alcohol vendor liable for an accident if they sold or served alcohol to a person under the age of 21, or if they sold alcohol to a person who is already visually intoxicated.

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