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Summerville Workers Comp Attorneys

The Summerville attorneys of DeVane & Mack understand that you likely have many questions about workers compensation laws, and are probably in a stressful and confusing situation.  Be assured that we are here to help you, get you through the legal red-tape, and make sure you receive all the benefits owed to you under the law for your work-related injuries.

Here are some of the common types of claims and injuries that fall under workers compensation in South Carolina:

  • Asbestos exposure and other job-related diseases
  • Various bodily injuries
  • Burns and injuries suffered in fires and explosions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive trauma injuries
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Chemical burns and toxic chemical exposure
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Work-related emotional and psychiatric issues
  • Eye injuries and hearing problems
  • Work-induced heart attacks and work-induced strokes

Some basic concepts of workers compensation include:

  • Providing reasonable income and medical benefits to work-related accident victims, regardless of fault, without undue delay
  • Encouraging maximum employer interest in safety and rehabilitation of their employees, such as training and regular maintenance

Depending on circumstances, it may be possible to receive any of the following:

  • Permanent or partial disability benefits
  • Death benefits for surviving family members
  • Compensation for medical bills
  • Rehabilitation benefits
  • Temporary total disability benefits

Our attorneys have the experience to secure the maximum benefits for you.  We understand the process of filing your workers compensation claim and have the ability to zealously advocate for you to receive the utmost return from the parties that caused you damage.

Breach of Contract

Breach of contract disputes arise because one side or the other fails to fulfill the obligations it promised to fulfill.  Many times the contract is oral, and the terms of the contract are unclear.  Even written contracts can be unclear as to what each side agreed to do, and when they would do it.  Litigation is therefore necessary sometimes to establish the terms of the contract.  These disputes can often be resolved by amicable settlement, making court litigation unnecessary.  Other times, however, going to court is the only way to resolve the dispute and we are ready and able to see your case through to this end.

Our attorney’s are skilled litigators who are well informed on the ever changing common law on contracts.  We look forward to assisting you in resolving your contractual disputes.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

DeVane & Mack offers an Alternative Dispute Resolution practice and is an example of our commitment to addressing legal issues in a customized, efficient manner. The practice focuses on tailored, creative, and satisfactory solutions to all areas of dispute resolution practices. including mediation and arbitration.  The attorneys at our firm have an active Dispute Resolution practice area, because we recognize the potential importance of Mediation and Arbitration in resolving disputes between parties and as a vital component of any litigation practice.

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution attorneys appreciate the practical realities of mediation and the enormous potential to fashion creative mediated solutions. We have served as counsel in mediated settlements, certified family court mediators, civil court mediators and as arbiters.

Private Guardian Ad Litem

In almost all private custody cases a Guardian Ad Litem is selected to represent the “best interests of the child” and can be appointed by the Court or selected by the parties.  The attorneys at DeVane & Mack have years of experience in the appointed role of Guardian in custody disputes and take on the role with diligence.  As Guardians, our attorneys will diligently advocate for the child’s best interest through a meticulous investigation into the factual scenario of the case at bar.

Appellate Practice

Our firm engages in active appellate practice in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of South Carolina. Drawing from our broad litigation experience, the firm's appellate practitioners are strong believers in the value of focused and persuasive written and oral advocacy.

Our attorneys understand the internal operating procedures of the courts and have insight into how decisions are reached.  Allow office to show you how our experience in the many facets of appellate work can be best applied to succeeding in your case.