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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.

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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.

Recent Blog Posts

What Happens If You Are In A Car Accident While Working in South Carolina?

What happens if you are in a car accident while working in South Carolina? If you are injured in a car accident while working you are going to have more issues than just your injuries. You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if the car accident happened while you were working and you are entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver.  These type cases are some of the trickiest for an unrepresented person to navigate. BEWARE-If you settle the car accident with the at-fault driver before completing your workers’ compensation case, you could ruin your workers’ compensation case.  These cases must be handled with care and always benefit from the advice of an attorney who knows your particular circumstances. First, the workers’ compensation insurance should pay for your medical care and missed time from work as a result of the car accident. Once you are all better (or as good as you are going to get) your doctor will assign an impairment rating and possible permanent work restrictions. You are entitled to payment for your permanent disability as a result of the car accident. After your workers’ compensation case is over, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will have a right to some of the money you receive from the at-fault driver. This is called a subrogation interest. It is best to deal with these issues during the settlement of your workers’ compensation case. If these issues are not dealt with properly you could hurt both your workers’ compensation case and your recovery from the at fault driver.  Rarely, there are times when the case against the at-fault driver needs to be settled before the workers’ compensation case is done. This happens most when the injured party is receiving medical treatment beyond the statute of limitations for the car accident. The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission has laid out a very precise sequence of filings and events that must take place to settle the car accident before the workers’ compensation case. If you do not follow these steps correctly, you may be cut off from receiving any further workers’ compensation benefits and you may owe money to the workers’ compensation insurance company! My advice is to always get legal advice with these situations.  Make sure to seek out legal counsel who is familiar with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation system and laws. Many lawyers who dabble in this area have made costly mistakes when it comes to workers’ compensation car accidents. Done correctly, a person injured in a car accident while working should usually end up with more in their pocket at the end of a case than a person who is injured in a non work-related car accident. If you would like to speak with a lawyer regarding your South Carolina workers’ compensation case, please call Venus Poe at 864-963-0310. 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.

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Are Temporary Workers entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits in South Carolina?

Are Temporary Workers Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits in South Carolina? Temporary workers are entitled to full workers’ compensation benefits in South Carolina.  In general, if someone is injured at work while working at a temporary job, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits just as if they were a regular employee. Even temporary workers are entitled to medical care after an on the job injury, compensation for time out of work and payment for the amount of permanent disability at the end of the claim. If a temporary worker misses more than seven days of work due to an on the job injury, the injured worker must be compensated as if he was a regular employee. The compensation rate can be determined in a number of ways, but usually temporary employees compensation rate is determined on the pay of a similar or like employee. Once the injured temporary worker reaches maximum medical improvement, he is entitled to pay for his permanent disability as a result of the injury. If you would like to speak with a lawyer regarding your South Carolina workers’ compensation case, please call Venus Poe at 864-963-0310. 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.

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Stay off Social Media After a Car Accident

Stay off Social Media after a Car Accident The internet is intertwined in most people’s everyday lives. When something major happens to us, such as a car wreck, it is a natural inclination to want to tell people about it. People take to Facebook, Twitter and other social media to post pictures or vent about the wreck. Don’t! It’s not just your friends and family that are interested in your post and tweets. Insurance adjusters and their lawyers are looking at your social media accounts to use the information there against you. Its not just pictures of the accident or post about your injuries that they are interested in, they are looking for anything to use against you and your case. People tell me not to worry, that their account is “private.”  All social media is public. Let me repeat- ALL SOCIAL MEDIA IS PUBLIC. Period. Even though your account is set to “private” the person who caused your accident can still subpoena everything in your account. All of your pictures, posts, check-in, tweets and shares. Even if you have deleted them. We once had a client who was injured at work. He already had a vacation planned to a beach nearby with his children. Rather than disappoint the children, the family still went on the vacation. He spent the entire vacation lying around and on pain medication. He could not lift anything over ten pounds, so his wife got to lug all the beach gear over the dunes. He could not go fishing with his kids or take them to putt-putt. He posted smiling pictures from the trip of him laying in a beach chair with his children playing nearby. Those pictures were used to say “hey, he doesn’t seem that hurt.” “I wish some one would pay me to take a vacation.”  We have heard of the insurance company using post from Facebook  which just mention family dinners and church gatherings to show that the injured person’s life had not been affected by the accident. Insurance companies are looking for post that say “hey, I just left the doctor and I feel great.” “Today is a great day. The sun is shining and I am so blessed.” “Girls night!” How to Deactivate your Facebook account How to Deactivate Your Twitter Account The best thing you can do is to delete your account on social media. The best thing you can do after an injury is to delete your accounts on social media. If you are unwilling to delete your accounts or go inactive on social media, at least: Don’t accept friend requests from people who you don’t know personally. Don’t write anything about the accident. Anything-that includes: what happened, the people involved, photos or how you are both physically and mentally. Don’t post vacation pictures, workout pictures or photos of you doing anything that casts doubt on you being injured. Don’t answer questions that people ask about what happened, or how you are now.  Don’t write statuses about ‘how you are feeling’ – even by talking about how you are happy today. Don’t tag into places. “John Doe was at the gym.” “John Doe was at a nice restaurant.” If you have to upload photos, think about whether it will harm or help your case. You can’t go claiming a back injury when you are posting pictures of you having spent the day water skiing or kayaking If people have tagged you in photos on Facebook, select ‘only me’ in the options of who can see your tagged photos Don’t join any discussions or groups with people that you don’t know, or about subjects which could affect your claim You can remove yourself from search results on Facebook by selecting ‘only friends’ under ‘search visibility.’ Remove your Facebook page from Google searches  by going to ‘Privacy Settings’ on your Facebook page and un-checking the ‘Public Search Listing’ box. Don’t assume that Instagram, Snapchat or other apps are safe. Insurance companies can even see if you are giving businesses reviews on Yelp. None of these steps will keep you safe if the insurance company decides to subpoena this information, but at least they won’t be able to see anything until they issue the subpoena. Insurance companies send their adjuster, claims representatives and attorneys to classes and seminars on how to use social media against you. Don’t give them anything to work with. If you would like to speak with a lawyer regarding your car accident case, please call Venus Poe at 864-963-0310. 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.

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