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My Social Security Disability claim has been denied. What do i do?

You've just received a denial letter from Social Security. Now what? First of all, realize that the majority of Social Security Disability claims are denied at the initial level. Second, you have a limited time to appeal. You have 60 days plus 5 days… Read More

Weekly Benefits in SC Worker's Compensation claims.

Weekly Benefits in SC Worker's Compensation claims. I've been hurt at work.  The doctor has placed me out of work. How much money will i receive while I'm out?  This is a question we hear almost daily at Harbin & Burnett. A worker has suffered an injury… Read More

Thunderstorm safety

April means thunderstorms in South Carolina. As we enter April, now is a good time to review thunderstorm safety. First, do you know the difference between a thunderstorm watch and a thunderstorm warning? A thunderstorm watch means that conditions are… Read More

Stop. Trains Can't.

About every 3 hours, a person or vehicle is struck by a train. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have joined forces in an ad campaign, entitled "Stop.… Read More

Motorcycle helmets

This weekend, a 30 year old motorcyclist was killed when he ran off the road and struck a mailbox.  He leaves behind 4 daughters.  He was not wearing a helmet. Motorcyclist crashes.  Harbin & Burnett strongly urge all motorcycle operators and passengers… Read More

Fire Safety: Have an exit plan

This morning, in Greenville SC, a fire broke out in an apartment complex. Thanks to the quick thinking and actions of a South Carolina Highway Patrolman, no one was injured. Trooper helps residents escape apartment fire. This is a good time to review… Read More

Hit and run accidents. What do I need to do?

Hit and Run accidents.  What do i need to do? This morning, I was reading an article about a motorcycle struck by a hit and run vehicle in Spartanburg, South Carolina. You can read the brief article here: WYFF. And I realized that most drivers don't… Read More

Pelzer "light people"

Pelzer "light people". Most people have no idea what that means. But for many people growing up in the Upstate of South Carolina, it was a Christmas tradition. Pelzer is a small mill town in the upper part of South Carolina. And on a little road full… Read More

Properly inflated tires

Properly inflated tires are not only safer, but will save you money as well.  Underinflated tires increase stopping distance, and make the vehicle less responsive the steering, both of which can lead to accidents. Underinflated tires are wear tread at… Read More

South Carolina: The pollen strikes back!

South Carolina: The pollen strikes back! Ah, the time of year that South Carolinians both love and dread. Warm weather is returning, daylight savings time is in effect, and it is soon time to plant gardens.  People are spending more time outdoors, grills… Read More

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