Every day, we pursue fair financial compensation and damages for accident victims. We have a proven record of success and provide the highest standard of legal representation.
We seek the maximum compensation a victim can receive for his or her serious injuries. We help family members move on after the tragic loss of a loved one. When another person or a company causes injury or loss, we fight to ensure those victimized recover the damages they are entitled to.
Clear and Simple Answers
Personal injury law is a very complex area of practice. Shaun Kent has years of experience in personal injury and accident litigation. We will make sure you understand what's happening with your case every step of the way and we'll answer any questions or concerns you may have. Most importantly, we treat all of our clients with the care and respect they deserve.
No Legal Fees or Costs to You Unless We Win Your Case
There are no upfront or hidden costs. We work on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Our fees are contingent upon our obtaining money for you. Our fees are calculated before expenses are deducted. The attorneys' costs of pursuing the case will be deducted from any settlement or award, but are not the responsibility of the client if there is no settlement or award.
If you have been charged with a crime, you want a defense attorney in SC who understands the criminal justice system and whose experience will help protect your rights. Shaun Kent understands what it takes to put together a successful prosecution--and how to defend against them. If you've been charged with a crime, put his experience to work for you.
How We Can Help
Shaun Kent has been helping the people of South Carolina for over a decade, and is prepared to protect you and your rights from most criminal charges, including charges of:
• Domestic Violence
• Drug charges
• Theft or robbery
• Underage Drinking
• White collar crimes, such as fraud or computer crime
If you have been charged with a crime in South Carolina, whether in municipal, state, or federal court, you need to understand that your life depends on getting the best possible results from your trial. An unfavorable result can lead to increased jail time, fines, and a permanent blot on your record and reputation. As a result of a criminal conviction, you may lose your job, have trouble finding a job, lose custody of your children, and experience permanent restrictions of your personal liberties. You may lose your right to travel freely, your right to own a gun, even your right to privacy
Workers' compensation laws are designed to compensate you for any injuries you receive on the job. Under these laws, your employer is not liable for your injuries, so you cannot sue your employer. Instead, you will be provided compensation for lost wages and medical expenses regardless of whether your employer is at fault for the injury.
Am I eligible for Workers' Compensation?
Just about every employee in South Carolina is eligible for workers' compensation benefits, with a few exceptions. Employees who may not be eligible for the benefits include Federal employees, railroad company employees, agricultural employees, and people working at businesses with less than four employees.
What kind of compensation will I receive with Workers' Compensation?
Workers' compensation provides benefits for short and long-term disability, medical expenses, and death benefits. Compensation may be provided for:
• Lost wages while you are temporarily disabled
• Necessary medical treatment
• Permanent disability or disfigurement
• Examples of workplace injuries include slip and fall accidents and burn injuries.
For missed work, you will be compensated at a rate of about 66 percent of your normal weekly wage. You will also be compensated if you are totally disabled or if you have lost a loved one to a workplace accident.
Can I sue my employer instead of getting Workers' Compensation benefits?
Typically you cannot, unless there was some intentional action on the part of your employer. Workers' compensation laws are designed to prevent this type of lawsuit. Your employer pays for the benefits and is relieved from liability in return. Benefits are provided regardless of who is at fault in the accident.
In some cases, lawsuits are brought against third parties responsible for workplace injuries. For example, an injured construction worker may sue the manufacturer of dangerous and defective machinery.
Do I need an attorney for Workers' Compensation?
You are not required to hire an attorney to file a workers' compensation claim, but it may be in your best interest to do so. The process involves paperwork, deadlines and proper communication between the insurance company and your doctor. An attorney can ensure all of these steps are completed correctly and that you receive a fair amount of compensation in a timely manner.