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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the nerve that travels from the palm side of the wrist is compressed, or pinched. This nerve — also known as the median nerve — travels through an area called the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome typically causes numbness, burning pain, and tingling in…

South Carolina’s first responders are on the frontlines battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Now, a state representative is pushing for legislation that would provide them with workers’ compensation benefits if they test positive for the illness. Workers’ compensation pays for medical care and provides partial-wage reimbursement for employees who…

A job injury can happen in any work environment. However, there are some occupations that carry a greater risk of injury and death than others. In fact, there are some professions in which the risk of dying is 10 times higher when compared to the average American job. The financial…

After an injury at work, it’s natural to wonder what happens next. While you may have heard the terms “workers’ compensation” and “personal injury” before, understanding the difference between the two types of claims will be important as you weigh your legal options. To help answer these complex questions, the…

Life is never the same for someone who suffers a catastrophic workplace injury. In the span of a few seconds, everything changes. Your health, your livelihood and your quality of life are in jeopardy. When a workplace accident happens in South Carolina, workers’ compensation laws require most employers to pay…

Bullying bosses can certainly make a workplace unpleasant. But they can also increase the likelihood of workplace accidents and job injuries, according to findings from a Portland State University study.    Surveys of airline workers and manufacturing technicians revealed that abusive treatment from superiors inadvertently caused workers to neglect safety in…