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SC Workers' Compensation: Maximum Weekly Comp rate and mileage increase for 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, the SC Workers' Compensation Commission has apporved a new maximum weekly compensation rate of $845.74.  As provided by law, the maximum weekly compensation rate equals 66 2/3% of an individual’s average weekly wage, not to… Read More

SC State Highway 183 Bridge to close for repairs

The Highway 183 bridge over the Saluda River will be closed on January 2, 2019 for repair work accodring to the DOT. The repairs should be completed by January 31.  DOT estimates that approximately 11,000 vehicles will be impacted daily and the recommended… Read More

Christmas Tree Safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Christmas tree fires caused an annual average of 6 civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $14.8 million in direct property damage. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur,… Read More

Winter is coming

North and South Carolina are set to receive the first wintry weather of the season this weekend.  Forecasters are predicting possibly records snows in the mountains of NC, while the Upstate may receive significant icing.  In the South, everyone jokes… Read More

Social Security Disability: What is SGA?

Social Security Disability:  In order to be eligible to receive Social Security Disabilty Benefits and/or Supplement Security Income (SSI), a claimant must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA). A person earning over a certainly amount… Read More

Food safety tips for preparing turkey

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is a good time to review food safety tips in preparing your holiday turkey.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems… Read More

Tips for driving in rainy conditions

South Carolina is experiencing heavy rains over the next few days. According to the National Weather Service, several cities, including Greenville and Charlotte, set a daily record for rainfall Monday.  NWS Driving is more hazardous on wet roads and… Read More

Halloween safety

Halloween is a fun time for children.  They get to dress up in costumes, ranging from princesses to pirates to ghosts to superheroes. And they get to go Trick or Treating, filling up bags with candy. But unfortuantely, Halloween is also a dangerous time… Read More

Social Security Disability: keep track of your medical treatment

Social Security Disability claims depend upon medical records to establish a claimant's injuries and health problems.  Keeping an accurate account of medical treatment received may be the difference between winning and losing a claim. The person seeking… Read More

Massive food recall from Walmart, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, others

Millions of pounds of food have been recalled due to concerns of listeria and salmonella contamination.  Most of the foods are ready-to-eat salads, meat and poultry items. The USDA has designated this a Class I recall. Class I recalls:  This is a health… Read More

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