Archive for the ‘Workers’ Compensation’ Category

Extreme Heat Impacts Workers in South Carolina

In data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Carolina reported the second-highest rate of non-fatal occupational injuries due to environmental heat exposure. These statistics, collected in 2015, prove that extreme heat can have devastating impacts on our workers. South Carolina Heat-Related Work Injury Rate Substantial South Carolina had a rate of 1 […]

Neal Lourie of Lourie Law Firm named to Best Lawyers list for 2023

Neal M. Lourie of Lourie Law Firm has been named to the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. He was named for his practice in Columbia in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law- Claimants. Neal handles personal injury lawsuits and workers’ compensation cases for clients in the Midlands, Upstate and Lowcountry. He is […]

Vocational Rehabilitation

Helping you get your life back on track Workplace accidents are very common. In the best outcomes, an injured employee collects workers’ compensation benefits while he or she makes a full recovery, then returns to work. But sometimes, an injury prevents someone from being able to return to the same job. They may need vocational […]

What to do if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

In most cases, a worker injured on the job in South Carolina has the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits provide compensation for medical expenses and lost wages related to the injury. But there is a process that needs to be followed, and an employer can still contest the claim. […]

Preparing for a Medical Evaluation

Lourie Law Firm gets results for injured workers When people are injured in a workplace accident, a specific process must be followed before that worker can receive benefits. Part of that process is an independent medical exam. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Lourie Law Firm can help injured workers. Preparing for a medical evaluation […]

Third Party Workplace Claims

What do I do if I was injured at work by a third party? You’ve been injured in a workplace accident. But what if a third party’s negligence was responsible for your injury? You may be able to seek compensation from that party. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Lourie Law Firm can help you take […]

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

You’ve been hurt in a workplace accident. You’ve been taken to the hospital to get medical treatment. You’re recovering from your injury and may not be able to return to work, at least not right away. Now what? What are the steps to filing a workers’ compensation claim? The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Lourie […]

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Explained

Hurt at work? You may be entitled to these benefits. Our law firm fights for injured workers You’ve been hurt in the workplace, and as a result you can’t work at all. How will you support your family and pay the bills? South Carolina’s workers’ compensation program is set up to pay benefits to workers […]

How Dangerous Are Roadside Construction Sites? – An Attorney Explains

Roadside construction sites are some of the most dangerous places for construction workers. Every day, pavers, crossing guards, highway maintenance workers, power-line installers, and other roadside workers put their lives on the line in order to earn a living. According to The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWP), more than 1,000 construction workers lost […]