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Everyone seems to agree–distracted driving is a serious public safety issue. Yet the risk of car accidents due to distracted drivers is on the rise. According to TrueMotion, the nation’s foremost smartphone telematics platform, drivers spend more time looking at their phones between the months of June and August. TrueMotion conducted an in-depth study of […]

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If you are injured on the job in South Carolina, you may be entitled to lost wages, medical expenses, vocational training and more. Most employers in South Carolina are legally required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance, which exists to compensate workers for job-related injuries and health conditions. There are certain steps that both employer and […]

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Roofers perform an essential job that is both physically and intellectually demanding. Roofing has been deemed one of the 10 most dangerous jobs a person can have, due to the inherent risk of falls. It is the combination of working at great heights on surfaces that are typically damaged and the use of equipment that […]

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Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) began performing front crash tests on the passenger side of vehicles. The move was made due to a growing concern that automakers were improving protection on the driver-side of vehicles but neglecting passenger-side safety. The IIHS tested eight current mid-sized SUVs – and the results were surprising. […]

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A fatality resulted from a car accident in Orangeburg County, South Carolina on Thursday afternoon. Around 4:50 pm, the fatal car wreck occurred on South Carolina Highway 3 near South Carolina Highway 389 when a pickup truck tried to pass another car and engaged in a head-on collision with a bus. The 21-year-old driver of […]

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A fatal truck wreck in Hardeville, South Carolina claimed the life of one of the drivers. Around 9:30 pm, on Wednesday night, the motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 95 when a tractor trailer pulled in front of an SUV from the shoulder, and the two vehicles collided. The SUV driver succumbed to fatal injuries […]

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Auto accidents can be caused by any number of different circumstances. Drivers must be prepared for sudden obstacles they may encounter on the road, but they often forget about obstacles on their own vehicle. When cargo is not properly secured, it can catch drivers by surprise and result in an accident. Falling items can damage […]

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Many companies offer workplace safety training for their employees. Proper safety training programs can prevent many work-related injuries and even deaths by providing workers with procedures that create safe working environments. Workplace training is only effective, however, when workers pay attention to the information they are receiving and implement the safety suggestions. In examining the […]

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The legal team at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. is proud to announce that attorney Peter Leventis has been named by Columbia Business Monthly as one of their “Legal Elite” in the Workers’ Compensation practice area. Peter has successfully represented clients in hundreds of Workers’ Compensation cases. He has argued and litigated all types work […]

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Standards for worker safety vary widely across the solar industry. As the industry grows rapidly, concerns about solar worker safety are accompanying that growth. No OSHA Standard At the federal level, there are no specific standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the solar industry and there are no dedicated training programs […]
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