Does Workers’ Compensation Reimburse Travel Expenses? (And Other Common Workers’ Comp Questions Answered) .

For employees who become injured or even ill due to workplace events or conditions, Workers' Compensation can be the bridge they need to get from the initial injury to total recovery without losing the ability to make ends meet.

While most...

Posted on March 21, 2018

Posted in Worker's Compensation

Who Covers My Medical Bills After a Car Wreck?

Car wrecks that cause injury can come in many forms — vehicle collisions, wrecks involving tractor trailers, motorcycle wrecks, and more. After you've exchanged car insurance information with the at-fault party, called your own insurance company...

Negotiating a Personal Injury Settlement, Step by Step

Whether you've been involved in a car wreck, have been bitten by a dog, were injured by a defective product, or you've been subjected to some other form of Personal Injury, odds are good insurance companies will end up involved when trying to...

Posted on February 20, 2018

Posted in Personal Injury

How to Value Your Car When Insurance Declares It Totaled

While many collisions between vehicles involve minimal or fairly easily repaired damage, sometimes the damage to the car will be so extensive that your insurance company will declare the car totaled.

Your vehicle will be determined to be a "total...

Posted on February 06, 2018

Posted in Personal Injury

Social Security Disability Changes in 2018: What You Need to Know

For 10 million Americans (according to the Social Security Administration), Social Security Disability helps to keep the lights on, the house warm, and food on the table.

Posted on January 24, 2018

Posted in Social Security Disability

Uber's Workers' Compensation Pilot Program and What It Means For South Carolina

The shift to highly-automated workplaces and overall wage stagnation has been leading more and more individuals to choose freelance work as a primary or secondary job.

Since Uber and related companies classify their drivers as "independent...

Posted on January 10, 2018

Posted in Worker's Compensation

What Should You Do If Your Dog Bites Someone?

Even a dog that has never shown signs of aggression can end up in a situation where they bite a human being. If you are the owner of that dog, you may find yourself dealing with insurance claims, medical bills, and even potentially litigation as...

Posted on December 29, 2017

Posted in Personal Injury

Steps To Take When You're Waiting on Your Social Security Disability Claim

Waiting on your Social Security Disability claim can seem endless. The average wait time nationally is two yearsThose who applied for SS Disability after becoming disabled through illness or injury are left feeling like they're underwater, with...

Posted on December 14, 2017

Posted in Social Security Disability

What's the Fastest-Growing Group of Military Veterans Today?

When considering what segment of military veterans is growing the fastest in the United States today, who comes to mind? If you thought of women, you would be correct.

As of today, women make up almost 10% of the military, with the number...

Posted on November 29, 2017

Posted in Veterans Affairs

Happy Thanksgiving from Bluestein Attorneys!

The Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC law firm in Columbia, SC, would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 22, 2017

Posted in Life in South Carolina, holidays