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Charleston Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When you are hurt at work or injured in a car accident, you may be overwhelmed by the extent of your injuries and at a loss about what to do next. Having financial security to cover the costs of your recovery is important, and those responsible for your injuries should be the ones who pay. North Charleston workers’ compensation attorney Lindsay Blanks of E. Lindsay Blanks PA Law Firm has helped clients with litigation for over 30 years. Dealing with insurance companies, or an employer, can be intimidating, as both have vast resources and their own interests in mind. Mr. Blanks is dedicated to fighting on behalf his clients to help them recover the compensation they need, and are entitled to, from those liable. Whether your injuries are the result of a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, or due to a job-related accident, we can help you get justice for your loss.

Call our office today at (843) 863-1800 or contact us online for a free consultation to find out more about our services. We assist clients across South Carolina, including Georgetown, Kingstree, Florence, Richland County, Orangeburg, Columbia, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville.

Workers’ Compensation Claims in South Carolina

Work environments are supposed to be safe and secure so that employees are free to do their jobs without worry. When an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness, they are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits from their employer’s insurance policy. In South Carolina, employers who have more than four employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Unfortunately, many employers, even though they have the required insurance coverage, will still discourage injured workers from filing workers’ compensation claims to avoid higher premiums or other adverse consequences. At E. Lindsay Blanks PA Law Firm, Charleston workers’ compensation attorney Lindsay Blanks does not take an employer’s bullying lightly. Our firm assists employees in filing their workers’ compensation claims for benefits they need to deal with the injuries they’ve suffered at work.

Under South Carolina workers’ compensation laws, you are entitled to three main benefits for work-related illnesses or injuries:

  • Medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Compensation for permanent or partial disability

Additionally, the state’s no-fault workers’ compensation system allows workers to recover benefits even if they are at fault for the accident and injuries – as long as they were not caused intentionally or by the employee’s intoxication. Workers’ compensation benefits are the only remedy available for damages for a workplace injury in South Carolina, meaning employees may not sue their employers for other compensation. As such, it is vital to have a skilled Charleston workers’ compensation attorney like Mr. Blanks on your side who can advocate on your behalf and protect your rights.

Assistance With Your Charleston Personal Injury Claims

E. Lindsay Blanks PA Law Firm also represents personal injury clients throughout North Charleston who have been hurt by another in car accidents, slip and falls, truck crashes, and motorcycle collisions.  Combining his vast knowledge with a compassionate approach to his clients, Mr. Blanks has successfully tried personal injury cases in front of juries in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkley Counties. Negligence is the basis for most personal injury suit, which occurs when a party breaches their duty of reasonable care to the victim. These claims require gathering important evidence to establish a defendant’s fault, as well as knowing the insurance industry and how to deal with adjusters and their attorneys. The costs of recovering from a serious injury can quickly escalate, and victims should have the financial resources they are entitled to from those liable.

Car Accident

Car accident victims can not only include drivers and passengers but also pedestrians or bicyclists. Common causes these collisions that indicate negligence on a driver’s part are: distracted driving; speeding; aggressive driving; operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol; and other traffic violations. Even victims who are partially at-fault for causing their own injuries can pursue legal action against another negligent motorist. In South Carolina, as long as a victim is less than 51 percent liable for an accident, they may recover damages in a personal injury suit. An experienced North Charleston car accident attorney at E. Lindsay Blanks PA Law Firm can help you determine your degree of fault and assess your right to compensation. Damages may include current medical expenses, as well as future costs of medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Truck Accidents

Collisions involving trucks not only include many different parties, such as multiple drivers, insurance companies, and trucking companies, but also various laws. Both federal and state regulations come into play during the course of truck accident litigation. Most often, it is a truck driver’s negligence that has caused a truck crash. Driver fatigue, inadequate training, failure to maintain or do proper inspections on a vehicle, as well as defective parts can all contribute to causing these dangerous accidents. Due to the complexity of these accidents as well as the severity of injuries that often result, it is important to have a knowledgeable Charleston truck accident lawyer on your side. Lindsay Blanks has over three decades of litigation experience and is committed to making sure truck accident victims’ voices are heard. Mr. Blanks will fight to obtain the compensation you need, and are entitled to, in order to recover fully.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents result in some of the most significant, life-altering injuries. Unfortunately, these types of crashes are also often fatal. Most of these crashes are due to another driver’s negligent actions. Whether it is another motorist’s failure to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist, tailgating, or failing to check their blind spots, they should be held accountable for the harm they cause. Head and brain injuries are among the most common kinds of injuries motorcycle drivers and passengers sustain. The costs of recovery can be insurmountable for many victims and often legal action is necessary to make sure they get the help they need.

Dog Bites

Being bitten by a dog is a traumatic experience that not only takes a physical toll, but an emotional one too. Victims of a dog attack can suffer severe puncture wounds as well as disfiguring injuries. They may also be left with a longstanding fear and anxiety towards dogs. In South Carolina, dog owners are liable for the injuries their aggressive dog causes. Although insurance companies will attempt to circumvent paying benefits for a dog-bite injuries, victims still have recourse. Charleston injury attorney Lindsay Blanks has the skill and understanding to handle these claims so that victims have the support they deserve.

Injuries Caused by DUI Drivers

Unfortunately, South Carolina among the states with the highest rate of drunk driving fatalities, as well as related injuries. Victims and families who have been injured by a driver under the influence of alcohol can seek not only compensatory damages from the at-fault driver, but in some cases, punitive damages as well. These victims may also have a claim against the bar, restaurant, or a private host who served the driver leading up to the accident. Consulting a knowledgeable legal advocate who can help hold all the proper parties responsible for such devastating accidents is vital to protecting you and your loved ones.

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can result from car or truck accidents as well as from incidents that occur at the workplace. These types of injuries include spinal cord trauma, severe burns or scarring, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, as well as paralysis. In cases where victims have suffered a catastrophic injury, their recovery often involves an adjustment to an entirely new way of life. As such these victims usually need the funds to account for their long-term impairment or disability. Calculating these costs can be difficult, but clients in Charleston have trusted workers’ compensation lawyer Lindsay Blanks in this process to ensure their future.  In South Carolina, personal injury claims must be filed within three years from the date a victim’s injury occurred, making time of the essence in ensuring your case is properly investigated and litigated.

Contact a Seasoned North Charleston Injury Attorney Today

Unlike some of the “warehouse” law firms in Charleston, E. Lindsay Blanks PA Law Firm is dedicated to making sure your case will be handled by an experienced lawyer, not by the temporary summer associate or secretary. Our firm was established in 1989 and has become one of the most respected legal practices in South Carolina. Our professional staff is dedicated to serving our clients and the citizens of South Carolina. We hope to be part of the Charleston community for many years to come. If you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim or personal injury suit, Charleston workers’ compensation lawyer Lindsay Blanks is available to help you determine your legal rights.  We represent clients throughout South Carolina, including Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Ladson, Hanahan, Moncks Corner, Mt. Pleasant, and Kingstree. Contact Lindsay Blanks PA Law Firm today at (843) 863-1800 or online to get started with your case.

Meet E. Lindsay Blanks

For over 30 years, E. Lindsay Blanks has represented clients throughout South Carolina in workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation. As a lifelong resident of Charleston, Mr. Blanks has devoted his career to aiding residents of the state in pursuing justice.
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My mom got into an accident (not at fault) and insurance tried to get away with silly low payout. They trier to scam her into quick settlement but thankfully my mom refused to talk to them, and went to Mr. Blanks...

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Mr. Blanks was awesome and got the job done. I would highly recommend him to everyone. Thank you for helping me!!! It was great working with you guys.

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