North Charleston Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyer
North Charleston Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyer
If you live in the North Charleston area and you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need an experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. You want and deserve fair compensation for your expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and any other legal amount due you. The last thing you need during a time like this is to work directly with the insurance company claims adjuster who will always try to pay you nothing or the least possible amount. Our highly skilled and experienced workman compensation attorneys can help get you the best result possible in your case.
Workers’ compensation cases are complex, they are full of traps for good, honest people who just want the insurance company to “be fair.” To get the best outcome you need a South Carolina lawyer with the skill, knowledge and experienced to fight for you. Experienced workers’ comp lawyers know that insurance companies are not interested in being fair–they are ONLY interested in the bottom line. You need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to fight for the benefits you are entitled to under South Carolina’s workers Compensation system. Whether you have a back injury, a shoulder injury, or a leg or arm injury if the injuries are the result of a job accident, you should call us for a free consultation to maximize your claim and get justice for your loss. Lindsay Blanks is a skilled Workers Compensation Lawyer with more than 30 years of experience with workers’ comp claims. He can help you get the compensation you deserve after a serious accident while treating you with compassion, courtesy and respect. South Carolina Workers Compensation laws are located in SC Workers Compensation laws. These claims are administered by the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission. Unlike some of the “warehouse” law firms in Charleston (their signs are on buses and billboards), your case will be handled by an experienced lawyer, not by the temporary summer associate or secretary. We have won many different types of personal injury cases, including car wrecks, truck accidents, and workers’ compensation cases.
What our Clients Say
Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes
$1,750,000 Settlement (Verdict for $1,250,000) For Worker Defamed
We represented a hotel worker in a jury trial in Charleston County, South Carolina who was defamed and wrongfully jailed. A Charleston County jury awarded her $1,250,000 as compensation. This nice lady was a worker at a local hotel for many years. She actually helped build the hotel and was employed while it was constructed. She came to us to get help because she had been falsely accused and jailed by her employer. We filed suit in Civil Court in Charleston county seeking compensation for her false arrest and defamation. Ultimately the jury decided that $1,250,000 was fair compensation for what her employer had done. This case was tried to a verdict and appealed to the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. We were opposed by several of the largest insurance law firms in the state. Despite the odds we prevailed at all levels. This is one of our best outcomes ever and one which I am most proud of. Not only did we help a wonderful lady get compensation–we clarified the law in South Carolina for the benefit of workers.
Car Accident Rear End Collision
A young Charleston woman was injured when she was rear ended by a pickup truck while she was sitting at a stop light. She had a serious back injury and largely recovered but still had some residual problems. It caused problems for her at work and caring for her children. We were ultimately able to get fair compensation for her and settled this case for fair value.
Fraud by local business
We represented elderly clients who invested their savings with a local company and were defrauded. These people were honest and hard working. They saved this money all their lives only to have their savings stolen. They suffered financial injury and were devastated by what had happened. They came to us to get compensation for their losses. The Defendant refused to pay. We thought the best solution was to file a lawsuit in Berkeley County South Carolina on behalf of all the people who had lost their savings. We ultimately recovered almost all of their money for them.
Employee Falsely accused of Stealing
This case is one of the best examples of our dedication to fighting for workers. We represented a long time (30 + year) employee of a local restaurant who was falsely accused of stealing and fired by the employer. When I interviewed him I knew I liked him from the start. He had always been a hard worker and, in 30 years, had almost never missed work. He was the classic example of the worker who was the “first to show and the last to go.” He even had a heart attack from work but did not file a workers compensation claim. We worked the case hard. As we interviewed witnesses for his lawsuit we kept hearing from witness after witness that “he was the best employee they ever had.” One witness said “he was so honest he would not take a cardboard box without asking.” Many of these witness were fellow workers who had since left the company or our client’s former managers. We filed a lawsuit in Berkeley County Civil Court for compensation for the damage and injury to his reputation. The employer hired some of the best insurance lawyers in South Carolina. Again we had the odds stacked against us. Again we won. We were able to get justice for this fine man. We fought hard and we were able to get this client the best outcome. Even though this was a case I was anxious to get in front of a jury, we decided that the best thing for the client was to resolve it by settlement. He is the reason I went to law school. I worked as a mechanic before I became a lawyer and I know working people in South Carolina are often treated unfairly. I am so proud that I was able to help this man. After 30 years of hard work he deserved to retire. I got him the retirement that his employer was not going to give him.
Workers Compensation Settlement Back Injury
Workers Compensation back injury
We represented a nice lady who injured her back at work. As is our practice in workers comp cases, we subpoenaed her work records. I was struck by what one of her manager’s said about her: “She is a real go getter. She seeks out work.” These are exactly the kind of people I want to help. There is a common misconception with the public about workers compensation claims. The public thinks people who get injured at work are lazy and are trying to get money without working. I am sure there are some people like that, but most of the people injured at work that I have seen are not that way. Most workers compensation claimants just want to get better and get back to work. They have families to take care of and responsibilities. They don’t have time to be hurt. They don’t want to believe they are hurt and think it will get better if they give it time. Insurance companies know this and use it to their advantage. They pressure the doctors to release the injured worker to go back to work as fast as possible even at the risk of reinjury or making the injury worse.
At first the employer agreed she was injured at work but they refused to give her the medical treatment she need for her injuries. Even though the workers compensation insurance company’s own doctor (known as the authorized treating physician or ATP in Workers Compensation laws) the said she needed back surgery for her injury, the Workers Comp insurance company refused to schedule it and sent her for an “independent medical examination.” Independent medical examinations (often called IMEs) are often used by insurance companies in workers compensation cases to deny medical treatment to the injured worker. SC Workers Compensation laws specifically allow insurance companies to use these “independent” medical exams. The insurance company sends the workers compensation claimant to this “independent” medical doctor who does a very short (usually 10 minutes or less) and determines, in almost every case, that the injured worker can return to work without further medical treatment. In our case this “hired gun” said she had fully recovered from her work injury and that she needed no further treatment. After they denied the additional medical treatment, I was really angry. How could they deny her the treatment the authorized treating physician (the doctor THEY picked) said she needed?
We filed for a hearing in front of the Workers Compensation Commission as allowed under South Carolina law. As part of our hearing package, we asked the SC Workers Compensation Commission for compensation for the loss of use to her back and her other physical injuries. We also asked for compensation for her future medical expenses and her loss of earning capacity. Under SC workers compensation law an injured worker can receive compensation for loss of earning capacity if one than one body part is effected by the work injury. In her case the work injury effected her back and caused pain shooting down her leg, numbness and weakness in her leg. Workers Compensation attorneys see this condition a lot–it is called radiculopathy If it is untreated the numbness can spread down the leg. This condition is usually caused by a herniated disk which does not get better without treatment. We fought hard and were able to get the Workers Compensation insurance company to pay for her surgery. We were ultimately able to secure a Workmans’ Compensation settlement in the amount of $225,000 due to her back injury. Top workers compensation attorneys know that in order to get the best outcome you have to be aggressive and relentless.
Workers’ Compensation Settlement
Workers Comp back injury
We represented a man who injured his back at work while lifting heavy fencing items. We were able to get the workers compensation insurance carrier to authorize his back surgery and extensive treatment. We were ultimately able to settle his workers compensation claim for $305,000.00.
$300,000 truck accident case Tractor Trailer Settlement
WOMAN INJURED BY TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK
We obtained a large settlement of $300,00 for a woman who was injured by in collision with a big rig. The Truck was driven by a worker who did not see her. She had preexisting back problems but despite those problems we were able to resolve her case which was the best solution for her.
$195,000 Settlement Workers Comp back injury
We obtained a large settlement in a job injury case. A woman, who was a nurse suffered a back injury on the job. We were proud to have obtained an excellent result for this nice lady.
$375,000 Settlement Employee
We obtained a large settlement of $375,000 in our representation of an worker in an employment case. Our client was a military veteran who was harmed by his employer. We were proud to have obtained an excellent result for this nice man.
Car Accident Rear End Collision
A young Charleston woman was injured in a car accident when she was rear ended by a pickup truck while sitting at a stop light. She had a serious back injury and largely recovered but still had some residual problems. We ultimately settled this case for fair value.
$173,000 Workers Compensation back injury
We obtained a large settlement for a back injury in a workers compensation case where a grocery store employee was injured at his workplace. We were honored to have been able to help this nice man.
$290,000 Settlement Slip and Fall injury Shoulder Injury
We obtained a large settlement in a slip and fall case for a lady who suffered permanent injury to her shoulder when she fell at a local restaurant. We were thrilled to have obtained an excellent result for this nice lady.
$138,500 Workers’ Compensation Settlement Back Injury
Workers’ Compensation back injury
We represented a nice lady who injured her back on the job. We fought for and obtained a large Workers’ Compensation settlement in the amount of $138,500 due to her back injury.
$140,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement Back and Shoulder Injury
Workers’ Compensation back injury
We represented a mechanic who was injured on the job. The Workers Compensation carrier initially refused to provide treatment for his back and shoulder injury even though he was clearly injured at work. He hired us as his attorney to help and we filed a workers compensation claim on his behalf. We obtained a substantial Workers’ Compensation settlement in the amount of $140,000 due to his back and shoulder injury.
$100,000 workers’ compensation settlement knee injury
We represented a waitress/server who injured her knee at on the job working for a local restaurant. We were proud to obtain a good settlement for her.
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We are located in North Charleston next to Trident Hospital, across from Charleston Southern University at:
9217 University Blvd Ste 2a,
North Charleston, SC 29406
Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our personal injury lawyers assist clients across South Carolina, including Georgetown, Kingstree, Florence, Richland County, Orangeburg, Columbia, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville.