Allison Sullivan

Allison Sullivan, partner at Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC, is dedicated to representing injured workers in South Carolina. She practices in the area of Workers' Compensation, among others, and is the current President of the Injured Workers' Association.

Recent Posts

Can I File for Workers' Compensation Due to Hostile Work Environment?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Mar 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Workers Compensation tends to be talked about primarily in physical terms — an injury or illness, such as a broken arm or pneumonia, gathered due to workplace conditions or an on-the-job accident. There are other forms of workplace injury, however. We've spoken before about mental injuries, and today we're going to take a look at an area of Workers Comp that is not often discussed... filing for Workers Compensation as a result of a hostile workplace environment.

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Topics: Worker's Compensation

Criminal Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Mar 5, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Not every relationship is smooth sailing. In fact, most of us have to go through some amount of disagreement while we figure out how to communicate with a partner in a romantic relationship. This is especially true when people are trying to figure out how to live together in a long-term domestic situation.

While many couples are able to figure each other out over time, either on their own or with the help of couple's therapy, this is not the case for every couple. Some situations end up devolving into domestic violence, where one partner abuses the other.

In such cases, abused partners may elect to leave and seek protection under the law. This is where criminal protective orders come into play. What are they and how do they work? Is it difficult to obtain a protective order? Here are a few things you need to know if you find yourself suffering a domestic violence scenario.

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Topics: Criminal Defense

Does Workers' Comp Pay for Vocational Training For a New Job?

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Feb 20, 2020 11:42:00 AM

In most cases, employees filing for Workers' Compensation after an on-the-job illness or injury will be able to return to the same position after receiving medical treatment and perhaps taking time off to fully recover.

In some cases, however, an injured employee may discover that their condition is serious enough that they will no longer be able to return to their previous job.

For those who have spent much of their adult lives working in the same industry, the idea of training for something entirely new may feel daunting and job retraining can be expensive.

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Topics: Worker's Compensation

Clarke Newton Named Partner

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Jan 28, 2020 12:56:30 PM

Bluestein Attorneys has named Clarke Newton as new Partner.

 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia attorney Clarke Newton has been named a partner with Bluestein Attorneys.

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Topics: News

Dangers of Asphalt Exposure

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Dec 18, 2019 9:59:00 AM

What Construction Workers Should Know About Asphalt Exposure

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Topics: Worker's Compensation

There May Be More to Your Workers' Compensation Case

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Nov 12, 2019 1:17:30 PM

Recently, our very own Marti Bluestein and Allison Sullivan sat down to discuss Workers’ Compensation and some of the issues clients may face. In this short clip, they discuss available resources and options for clients whose cases may be bigger than just a Workers' Compensation claim

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Topics: Worker's Compensation

Halloween Safety Tips

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Oct 9, 2019 2:47:21 PM

Urban legends about poisoned sweets or sharp objects inserted into candy and distributed to children by malicious strangers are just that: urban legend.

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Topics: Personal Injury

2020 Best Lawyers in America

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Sep 5, 2019 2:50:00 PM

We are extremely proud and honored to share that four of our attorneys were honored by Best Lawyers for 2020, and our founding partner – Marti Bluestein – has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Columbia in Workers’ Compensation by the annual publication.

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Topics: News

Bluestein’s Clarke Newton named to Leadership Columbia class of 2020

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Aug 27, 2019 8:49:58 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Clarke Newton, a lawyer with Bluestein Attorneys, has been named to the Leadership Columbia Class of 2020.

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Topics: Personal Injury, News, Criminal Defense

Battle Over Burn Pit Exposure

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Aug 14, 2019 10:04:00 AM


Data Indicates Many Veterans are Suffering from Smoke Exposure Due to Burn Pits.

You may have heard about the Burn Pit Registry, but what exactly is it? Burn pits were a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, the VA says that research does not show these burn pits caused any long-term health problems, but much like the veterans affected by Gulf War Syndrome, they are continuing to study it and have created a Burn Pit Registry to keep track of veterans exposed to the smoke and other elements. Nearly 170,000 veterans and current service members have entered information in the registry since it was launched five years ago. These numbers might be the first indication that there is a widespread problem affecting many service members with similar military service. 

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Topics: Veterans Affairs