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Our Workers’ Comp Attorneys Can Help Injured Nurses

The lifting and moving of overweight patients by hospital nursing staff is an occupational hazard and becoming more so with the increase in obesity. Some disquieting statistics published by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that each year hospital nursing employees suffer approximately 35,000 musculoskeletal-type injuries. A serious injury results in missed…

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We Explain Rollover Injuries

Rollovers are among the deadliest of motor vehicle accidents. The reason is that many of the car’s safety features do little to protect the occupants from rollover injuries. Car bumpers and crumple zones for example, are effective at protecting against front and rear collisions. However, the rollover accident stresses the sides and roof of the…

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Documentation Is A Huge Factor For Your Case

If you are thinking about hiring a team of experienced Columbia car accident lawyers — such as the legal professionals at Harris & Graves, P.A. — then you are making a smart decision. To make the most out of this decision, however, you will need to provide your attorneys with as much information as possible. Along with…

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Things You Should Always Have in Your Vehicle

People often prepare for vehicle emergencies before heading on a long trip or vacation, but the often put less effort into preparing for everyday driving mishaps. Yet, there are certain items you should not be without in your vehicle, no matter how far you are traveling. Jumper Cables One of the most annoying things that…

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4 Specific Times You Should Consider Speaking With A Lawyer

When you become injured during an accident, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is if you need to hire an attorney. If you live in Columbia, and you are asking yourself this question, here are 4 times that you should start looking into Columbia injury lawyers. Long-Term or Permanent Injuries – If the injury you have…

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Bicycle Safety Tips All Riders Need To Know

Recently, a bicyclist was hit and killed in Cayce. The bicyclist was traveling along a road that does not have a bike lane but that bicyclists commonly use. While bicycling can be a healthy and enjoyable way to get to and from places, it is important for bicyclists to use proper precaution, especially when traveling…

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The South Carolina Collateral Source Rule

Individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of another party’s negligence will often receive more unsolicited advice than they know what to do with. One piece of advice that is sometimes heard is that you cannot recover damages for your injuries if your insurance company or some other source is already providing reimbursement. This…

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Examining Forklift Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning isn’t limited to idling cars in closed garages or using unventilated home heaters that burn a fuel. It can happen anywhere when combustion gases accumulate in a poorly ventilated environment. The very same homeowner who diligently installs CO detectors in his home could face the danger at work. This hazard often…

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Contingency Fees and What You Should Expect About Payment

One thing that a lot of people don’t understand about Columbia car accident lawyers is that they often work on a contingency basis. Although the term might seem confusing, it’s actually quite simple — you don’t have to pay the lawyer until you get paid, and if you don’t win your case, your lawyer won’t get paid at all. There…

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Discussing Workplace Ladder Safety

Ladders are simple to use and among the most common of workplace tools. Despite its simplicity, injuries from ladder falls are all too common. According to the CDC, falls from ladders account for 81% of fall injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments. Among the reasons for this statistic are that workers underestimate the dangers of…