As the threat of COVID-19 decreases, families can finally visit with their loved ones who have spent over a year isolated in nursing homes. While some nursing home residents communicated with their family through video conferencing, most relied upon telephone calls or had no family contact of any kind due to physical or cognitive limitations. Residents falling into these last two categories were thus not “seen” by family for over a year. Beyond the obvious depression resulting from isolation and an inability to see the faces of those you love, the absence of meaningful visitation meant people did not know whether their loved ones were being properly cared for.
Workplace violence among employees and between customers and employees continues to be a major issue in the United States. When these altercations occur, are people who suffer injuries eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits? The answer to that question is both simple and complex, according to Steven E. Goldberg, a partner and attorney with the Steinberg Law Firm.
If you think you can save some money by skimping on your auto insurance coverage in South Carolina, it might be a good idea to reassess your priorities. In many cases, the minimum coverage required by state law will not be enough to keep you from risking the possibility of financial ruin, even if an accident is not your fault.
Workers’ compensation cases can be relatively simple: A worker falls off a ladder, breaks a leg and can’t work for a few months. COVID-19 cases are much more complicated; however, because you must prove that you contracted the virus while you were at work and not outside of work. Often, putting together the pieces of this legal puzzle requires the services of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
If you are injured in any type of accident, it’s a good idea to seek the services of an experienced attorney. If you have passed the age of 50, it’s even more important to have someone on your side with the knowledge to help you navigate the legal system and avoid the obstacles that might keep you from obtaining the reimbursement you require to pay for your medical bills and other expenses related to your pain, suffering and inconvenience.
A few years after you moved into what you thought would be your dream home, you notice water stains below windows or on the ceiling with what you expect is rot and mold hidden behind the drywall. Even worse, all your builder provided was a long-expired warranty program and a complicated contract with an arbitration provision. Your dream home has become a nightmare, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Not true, according to Elliotte Quinn, an attorney who focuses on construction defects.
Attorney Irving Steinberg was already fighting to protect the rights of Charleston-area employees when the workers’ compensation program was established nearly 100 years ago. His law firm, which opened its doors in 1927, is still determined to make certain its clients receive fair treatment when they are injured on the job.
Are you a healthcare employee or another essential worker still on the job during the Covid-19 crisis? If the nature of your job forces you to engage in close contact with other people, you have an increased risk of contracting the virus and missing work. The Steinberg Law Firm, a personal injury law firm with offices in Charleston, Goose Creek and Summerville, wants you to know that you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits after contracting the coronavirus.