Detecting Abuse or Neglect in a Nursing Home — Personal Injury Attorneys

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When choosing a nursing home for a loved one, how well the staff treats them and takes care of them is of utmost importance. There are times however, when you might suspect that your loved one is not getting the proper care or treatment they deserve. Nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing concern as the Baby Boom generation ages. The personal injury attorneys at AMBN point out that The National Center for Elder Abuse reports that nearly 1 in 10 nursing homes are cited for violation of federal standards that cause harm or serious injury to its residents....

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Common Slip and Fall Causes and Personal Injuries in Retail Stores and Restaurants

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As you get ready for the holiday season, spend more time shopping for your loved ones, and share a fun evening with them at your favorite restaurant, you should be aware of some common reasons for personal injuries in retail stores and restaurants. Everyday, thousands are injured as a result of slips and falls in grocery stores, retail stores and restaurants. The owners of these businesses have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe so that customers are not exposed to unnecessary and unreasonable dangers. Common Reasons for Personal Injuries in Retail Stores and Restaurants: Defective staircases; Accumulation of ice or snow; Wet...

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Risks and Liabilities of a Motorcycle Accident – Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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South Carolina is known as one of the most biker friendly areas of the country. Unfortunately our roads are becoming more congested, and our drivers more distracted, resulting in higher risks for motorcycle riders. The serious motorcycle accident and injury of rapper Fetty Wap shows how risky motorcycle riding can be. Common injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident include road rash, broken bones, head and neck injuries, and in some cases death. The South Carolina Office of Highway Safety reports that motorcycle fatalities accounted for 10 percent of the traffic fatalities on the road, but only 1.7 percent of crashes. The...

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Who Is Covered by Workers’ Compensation In South Carolina?

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In South Carolina, most employers with four or more employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. If you suffer from a job-related injury or illness, your employer’s insurance will provide coverage in most cases for the incident which caused the injury, even if you are at fault. The employer’s insurance company may try to deny or limit workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers. The law offices of Anderson, Moore, Bailey & Nowell handle workers’ compensation claims in the state of South Carolina. Our attorneys can guide you through the process to help get your claim moving if your employer contests...

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What are the Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect? – Personal Injury Attorney

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A major concern that is brought to the attention of personal injury attorneys in the care of the elderly is the danger of abuse, neglect or exploitation. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 500,000 people a year age 60 or older across the country are subject to abuse or neglect.   The CDC identifies six types of mistreatment that may occur among the elderly: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional abuse Neglect Financial abuse Abandonment How do I recognize abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly? It may be hard to recognize abuse, neglect or exploitation of the elderly. The most extreme cases of abuse may...

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Workers’ Compensation: 4 things every employee should know.

Workers' Compensation laws were enacted in the early 20th century in South Carolina and other US states to expedite the process for injured workers to receive compensation for job related injuries.  Most businesses, including those with four or more employees, are required by law to carry Workers' Compensation Insurance. Below are a few things employees should remember about Workers' Compensation: 1. You should verify that your employer has insurance. Most employers with 4 or more employees are required to have workers' compensation insurance. There are a few exceptions, visit the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission website to learn more. It's a good...

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Personal Injury: Do I need to speak with an attorney if I’ve been injured by someone?

Being injured in an auto accident or as the result of someone else’s mistake can be a frustrating and costly experience.  There are many aspects to consider. Medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering are just a few of the considerations that enter into determining the cost of a personal injury. Insurance companies frequently will seek to settle an injury right away, as soon as a few days after the injury occurred. Sometimes injured persons take money without considering all the facets of the situation. Whether or not you seek counsel is your decision but here are a few things to consider. It’s...

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