Personal Injury Attorney Greenville SC
Venus Poe has practiced law for more than a decade and was the managing personal injury attorney in the Greenville office of a large multi-state law firm where she successfully represented large corporations in the courtroom.
Ms. Poe decided to follow her calling and open her own law firm representing individuals and helping them through sometimes difficult and devastating situations. Ms. Poe personally meets with each new client to understand your case and explain the process and personally checks on each of her clients throughout their recovery.
When it comes to hiring an attorney you have a lot of choices. You may have looked at other attorney’s websites and tried to do your homework. So why should you hire me? I can help you. I deal with the insurance company, your health insurance company and the investigation of your case.
My clients come back to me and refer their friends and family to me because I take the time to personally listen to you, give you honest advice and take care of the details for you so you can concentrate on getting better. For me, being an attorney is not just a job, it is a calling. I am aggressive and work hard in each case so that you get the best results and that you feel confident and referring your friends and family to us in the future.
If you have been injured or have been denied social security benefits, chances are you are stressed and not sure how to get your life back on track. Seeking legal representation now allows you to concentrate on your recovery while we take on the stress of dealing with the insurance adjuster and the courts.
Whether you have experienced serious personal injury, a work injury, the wrongful death of a family member in a fatal accident, or require someone to fight for your social security benefits, we are ready to fight for you. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
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How long do I have to give notice to my employer that I hurt myself at work? Sometimes injured workers do not report their on-the-job injury right away. There can be any number of reasons for delayed reporting. Sometimes a supervisor is not available. Sometimes the worker does not realize they are injured until later. The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act allows an employee 90 days to give notice to their employer that they were injured at work. No compensation shall be payable unless notice of the injury is given within ninety (90) days after the occurrence of the accident, unless a reasonable excuse is made to the satisfaction of the Commission for not giving such notice and the Commission is satisfied that the employer is not prejudiced S.C. Code Ann. § 42-15-20. You have 90 days to report your accident. Sometimes employers have policies that you must report your accident immediately or within 24 hours. Those are your employer’s rules, and may result in disciplinary action if they are not followed. Even though your employer has their own rules, they do not affect the official 90 day reporting window in the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. The employer does not have to pay for your medical care or lost time from before you reported the accident If you receive medical care or miss time from work before you notify your employer of the accident and injury, you employer does not have to pay your doctor bills or lost time, unless the employer had knowledge of the accident. Occupational diseases With an occupational disease, the “accident” occurs, for notice purposes, when the workers’ compensation claimant becomes disabled and could, through reasonable diligence, discover that his condition is compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Muir v. C.R. Bard, Inc. 336 S.C. 266, 519 S.E.2d 583 (S.C. App. 1999). Report your accident and injury immediately to make the strongest case for workers’ compensation benefits, Although you legally have 90 days to report your injury, practically your case is stronger the closer to the actual accident you report your injury. Your case becomes harder to prove that your injury is related to work the longer you wait. If you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim, please contact Venus Poe today at (864) 214-3363 or click here to fill out an online case evaluation form. We have offices in Greenville, South Carolina and Fountain Inn, South Carolina to better serve you. There is no obligation or charge for our initial consultation to see if we can help you with your workers’ compensation case. The information you obtain in this article is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should not read this article to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction in which you may have a case.
Sometimes people decide to leave their employment in the middle of a workers’ compensation case. Several factors come in to play when someone quits. Sometimes when you go back to work after a work injury, you may feel like the job and boss are making it extra hard on you. You may feel like quitting. Before you take that step,
Each workers’ compensation case has three parts. The first is to insure that the injured worker gets medical care for any injuries related to the on-the-job accident. Second, is to get temporary disability benefits for any loss time from work.