What Cancers Are Associated With Military Radiation Exposure?

Radiation exposure has long been a potential risk associated with military service, primarily for individuals who performed what Veterans Affairs refers to as "radiation-risk activities" (as defined in 38 CFR 3.309(d)(3)), including nuclear...

Posted on December 06, 2018

Posted in Veterans Affairs

Attorney Tim Mercer to Join the Bluestein Attorneys VA Disability Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Attorney Timothy Mercer has joined Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC.He will practice exclusively in the area of Veterans Disability.

Posted on November 28, 2018

Posted in Veterans Affairs, News

Bluestein Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Best Law Firms in America

COLUMBIA, SC — Bluestein Attorneys is rated among the top law firms in Columbia, SC in the new edition of Best Law Firms in America. This is the ninth year the firm has been honored in the publication.

Posted on November 01, 2018

Posted in News

Is Social Security Disability Back Pay Taxable?

Most applications for Social Security Disability benefits are not immediately approved, and applicants may wait for two years for a final decision.

Even after approval, the backlog of cases in nearly every local Social Security Administration...

Posted on October 23, 2018

Posted in Social Security Disability

What is Subrogation in Workers' Compensation?

Although worker's compensation is the exclusive remedy against an injured worker's employer, there are some cases in which the injured worker can also pursue a claim against the at-fault. 

This means that the injured worker may be able to pursue...

Posted on October 08, 2018

Posted in Worker's Compensation

Personal Injury: What to Know About Cruise Ship Injury Claims

Today's blog comes to us from Frank D. Butler, a Personal Attorney who practices in the area of maritime law, including cruise ship injuries and other maritime concerns. You can reach Frank D. Butler to request a consultation at (888) 262-8529 or

Posted on August 28, 2018

Posted in Personal Injury, Guest Blog

Three Bluestein Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Best Lawyers

Posted on August 17, 2018

Posted in Insider

Allison Sullivan and Clarke Newton Recognized at Legal Elite by Columbia Business Monthly

We're proud of what our attorneys at Bluestein Attorneys accomplish in their professional lives, and we're thrilled to share the recent recognition of Allison Sullivan and Clarke Newton as 2018 Legal Elite of the Midlands by Columbia Business...

Posted on August 17, 2018

Posted in Insider

Can You Receive Social Security Disability for Hearing Loss?

When most people think of Social Security Disability, they generally picture people who fall into one of two categories:

  • adults who are no longer able to work due to a sudden disabling injury or illness
  • or people disabled at birth or in early...
Posted on July 30, 2018

Posted in Social Security Disability

What to Do When Your Employer Denies Medical Leave

Crystal Reynolds Fisher's 18-year-old son became sick with a fever, ending up on life support as he deteriorated rapidly. Crystal, who works at a gas station in her local Albion, Michigan community, texted her boss to let her know that she would...

Posted on July 25, 2018

Posted in Worker's Compensation