Hardeeville South Carolina Personal Injury Blog

Understanding quiet title actions

When you participate in any type of real-estate transaction, it is important that you understand all of the terminology relating to the situation. It can be quite common for people to misunderstand terms, and as a result, they can lose out on a potentially lucrative opportunity.

Real-estate transactions can often bring up issues about past ownerships, and this could have the potential to stall sales when the property is on the market. One way that prospective sellers may be able to solve the issue of past ownership is by seeking a quiet title action. This, in effect, means that claims to the property in regard to past ownership and titles will be "quieted".

Permanent disability from a South Carolina work injury

When you are at work, your employer has the legal responsibility to keep the working environment as safe as possible at all times. However, accidents and incidents do happen, especially in high-risk industries.

It is for this reason that workers' compensation has been put in place. It is designed to protect workers from the injuries that they have endured because of their work. It is primarily designed to help workers recover from injuries without struggling financially. However, if you suffer from a permanent impairment as a result of a work injury, the process can be a little more complex.

Chemical hazards in the workplace

When you are working in a high-risk environment that is exposed to hazardous chemicals, it is important to understand how they get into the body and the dangers that they pose to our health.

It is crucial that all employees receive training on how they can work safely in environments that have toxic chemical dangers. It is your employer's responsibility to make sure you have the appropriate safety information and protection.

Crash between car and school bus leads to 23 injuries

An accident between a car and a school bus filled with children left 23 people with injuries in South Carolina.

Pictures from the scene show the bus sitting well off of the road, with the hood opened, facing a tree. Emergency vehicles block the road with their flashing lights and emergency workers stand around the bus. On the other side of the road, a small red passenger car is parked in the dirt and grass.

Physical and mental therapy after a car accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a very traumatic event, both physically and mentally. It can result in serious injuries that can be difficult to make a full recovery from, and may also mean that you never look at the act of driving in the same way again.

You may wonder about the different types of therapy, both physical and mental, that might be able to help you with you issues following a car accident. You may also worry, however, about the cost of such treatments. The good news is that you may be able recoup damages from the car accident in order to pay for treatments such as these.

Man dies in car crash in South Carolina that injures 3 more

A man from New Jersey was riding in the front seat of an SUV, heading down Route 17 in South Carolina. His SUV was going south, while a Jeep was coming toward them in the northbound lanes.

The Jeep neared a driveway and then attempted to turn left. However, doing so put it directly in the path of the SUV, and the two vehicles collided.

Radiation exposure in the workplace

All employers have the legal responsibility to keep workplaces as safe as possible. However, some workplaces are inherently at risk to dangers such as radiation, and there is only so much that can be done to limit this risk. Employees always have a right to a safe workplace; therefore, there are a great deal of protections in place if an illness or injury does occur, especially due to radiation.

Radiation is something that is vital for life, but when it exists in excessive quantities, it can be extremely damaging, resulting in tissue damage and even death. Radiation can be found in many different types of workplaces; therefore, employers must control it to a very high degree, and offer compensation to any workers that have suffered as a result of the damaging effects of radiation.

Taking positive action after being injured by a car

As a pedestrian or cyclist, you are more vulnerable than drivers on the road. Therefore, all drivers have the responsibility to exercise appropriate care in order to avoid any possible dangers. If you have been hit by a car as a pedestrian or a cyclist, you will know that it can be a traumatic experience, and you may even ask yourself whether you were to blame for the incident.

No matter the circumstances, you should take the following actions if you have been involved in an incident.

Understanding energy employees’ compensation rights

If you are an energy employee and you have become ill as a result of your work, then there are protections in place to help you through this difficult time. There is also support available for relatives and dependents of those who have been injured or killed at work as an energy employee. These benefits are made possible by the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). There are two main categories by which support can be accessed: part B or part E.

Part B

What is an encroachment and what can be done about it?

You might be on amicable terms with your neighbors until they construct a shed that is built partially on your land. This might have been an honest mistake; sometimes it is difficult for property owners to know exactly where the property borders lie. You may not have such an issue with the shed being built partially on your land, and would rather not create an unnecessary conflict. However, it could have some consequences in regard to the value of your home if you decide to sell. So what's the best way to deal with an encroachment is a diplomatic way?

Dealing with an encroachment without a conflict

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