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October 2014 Archives

Construction worker dies in accident on South Carolina highway

On Oct. 23, a 27-year-old driver in Beaufort County struck and killed a construction worker, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The pedestrian accident reportedly occurred on eastbound South Carolina Highway 170 at around 2:10 a.m.

Facts about motorcycle fatalities

South Carolina attempts to encourage motorcycle safety on the roads through a wide variety of methods. However, the fact remains that cycling can be dangerous, and the danger appears to be increasing. Motorcycle fatalities have increased nationwide by more than 33 percent since 2003. The rate increased 7 percent just from 2011 to 2012.

What rights do workers have under workers' compensation?

People who have been injured on the job in South Carolina may be unsure of their rights when they prepare to seek workers' compensation benefits. The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act entitles injured workers to certain considerations and protections in the process of filing a claim or appeal.

Dock worker missing and presumed drowned

Shortly before 9 a.m. on Oct. 6, a dock worker went missing in South Carolina after the boat he was in reportedly flipped over. While speaking with a Coastal Crisis Chaplain after the incident, a man who survived the boating accident in Charleston County reported that the boat he was in had suddenly capsized. No other workers were on board the boat when it overturned, and the laborers accident is presumed to have resulted in the drowning death of the missing worker.

How is a work-related injury defined in South Carolina?

Many people who are injured while on the job each year in South Carolina may be aware that they could be eligible to seek workers' compensation for losses they suffer as a result of the injury, but some of them may not know how the state defines a work-related injury. It turns out that work-related injuries are defined broadly and encompass more than just physical injuries.

2-vehicle crash in South Carolina leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

A South Carolina man was killed after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a pizza delivery car on Oct. 4. The report stated that the 18-year-old was traveling home with a friend from a Clemson football game when the crash occurred.

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