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Because real estate transactions are so large, they are often very stressful. However, they don’t have to be with an experienced attorney on your side. Our lawyers help clients navigate both residential and commercial real estate transactions. Whether you are buying or selling your home or business, we are there for you from the very beginning through to closing. We provide you with the resources and guidance you need to make educated decisions.
Our attorneys help our clients with the following real estate legal issues:
- Title Searches
- Title Insurance
- Quiet Title Actions
- Encroachment and Boundary Disputes
- Property Restrictions
- And More
If you have been charged with a crime, don’t hesitate in contacting one of our experienced lawyers, who will fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Being found guilty of a crime can impact all aspects of your life, and can result in steep fines or jail time. Our attorneys will analyze all details of your case to put together a strong defense that will help you get the best possible outcomes in court.
Have you been hurt on the job? You need legal representation right away to provide you the best chance of success, as it can be hard to go up against your employer and the insurance companies alone. We have helped countless clients get the workers’ compensation benefits they need to help cover medical bills, make up for lost income, and handle the emotional and physical side effects of the injury. We can also help you gain Social Security Disability, as well as long- and short-term disability when needed.
Our attorneys have helped clients suffering from the following injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries & paralysis
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Burns and scars
- Nerve damage
- Toxic chemical and radiation exposure
- And more
Our attorneys understand the emotional difficulty accompanying the death of a loved one. That’s why we guide our clients through the probate process, to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. We help you navigate the verification of your loved one’s will, locating and distributing the assets, paying off the loved one’s final bills, and more. Through our trustworthy legal guidance, we help you through probate and any accompanying legal issues so you can move forward in this emotionally strenuous time.
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) was enacted in October 2000. Part B of the Act effective on July 31, 2001, compensates current or former employees (or their survivors) of the Department of Energy (DOE), its predecessor agencies and certain of its vendors, contractors and subcontractors who were diagnosed with cancer, chronic beryllium disease beryllium sensitivity, or silicosis. Part E of the Act, enacted on October 28, 2004, compensates DOE contractor and subcontractor employees and their eligible survivors for any occupational illnesses that are causally linked to toxic exposures in the DOE or mining work environment. Claimants may be eligible for up to $400,000 in compensation, in addition to medical benefits.
The EEOICPA is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and their website is linked below for general information about the program.
The Department of Energy also maintains a searchable database that identifies Department of Energy facilities that are covered under the EEOICPA.
To assist in identifying toxic substances to which an employee may have been exposed during employment with a covered DOE facility, the Department of Labor maintains the Site Exposure Matrices (SEM). https://www.sem.dol.gov/ While the SEM is not an exhaustive list of all toxic substances at DOE sites, it may be helpful in establishing that a contractor or subcontractor employee was potentially exposed to certain toxic substances which may have caused their occupational disease or illness.
Since 2011, our office has been involved in advocating for the creation and expansion of the Special Exposure Cohort for the Savannah River Site (SRS), which was established to compensate employees for contracting specific types of radiogenic cancers due to their employment and exposure to harmful ionizing radiation at the SRS. Attorney Joshua Fester has been an advocate for EEOICPA claimants since he began the practice of law in 2015, and in that time, our office has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for deserving employees and their survivors.
While the administrative process for obtaining benefits and compensation through the EEOICPA was intended to be non-adversarial in nature, that has not been the experience of many of our clients, who have found the process difficult to navigate without experienced legal advocacy.
For more information please contact Joshua Fester at 843-784-2142. Whether you or your family member/loved one have never filed or have filed for benefits and been denied in the past, we provide EEOICPA claim consultations free of charge.
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