South Carolina Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Attorney Serving the Lowcountry
Attorney Brian McDaniel received his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In practice since 2000, Brian is admitted to practice law in all South Carolina state courts, the Federal District, U.S. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Law Office of Brian McDaniel, LLC is proud to offer representation in personal injury, SC workers compensation claims, wrongful death, and civil litigation matters throughout the lowcountry of South Carolina including Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, and Hampton counties
Accidents and serious injuries can have an enormous impact on individuals and families. While the physical injury often receives the most immediate attention, many people experience a great deal of stress and anxiety as they try to pay for medical services, collect for property damage and deal with insurance companies. In death and serious permanent injury cases, long term physical and financial consequences, such as missed time from work, often threaten to drastically alter the lifestyle of the injured person and their family. It is important in those situations to obtain sound legal advice and have a strong advocate representing your interests.
In most situations in South Carolina the law does not allow an injured employee to file a lawsuit directly against their employer for an on the job accidental injury. Instead the legislature has passed the South Carolina Workers Compensation Act which allows injured workers to receive limited benefits, but those benefits are meant to be available without regard to fault. That is to say, that an injured worker may be able to get the benefits needed even if their own negligence caused the workplace injury.
If you've suffered an injury on the job, make sure you know the benefits to which you may be entitled under South Carolina's Workers' Compensation laws. Many times avoiding financial hardship depends upon having benefits, including medical care and temporary disability payments, started promptly.
It is important to avoid the pitfalls which can jeopardize your claim and as a result jeopardize your health and financial stability. For example, failure to file your claim within the prescribed period may result in your being barred from making your claim at a later date. Even when you have a good relationship with your employer, remember that Workers Compensation Claims are often handled by Insurance Companies and not by your supervisor or employer directly. If your Workers Compensation Insurer is claiming you haven't been injured, or that the injury you've suffered isn't serious enough to qualify for workers' compensation benefits, beware. You may stand to lose critical benefits, such as medical care coverage, lost wages and future lost wages. And if you are a dependent of a person that has an on the job injury resulting in death, you may be entitled to death benefits.
The Law Office of Brian McDaniel, LLC focuses on representing persons injured by the negligence of others. Those claims include a auto accident personal injury, workers compensation, wrongful death, products liability, construction defects, premises liability, and tire defects. Attorney McDaniel has also successfully litigated insurance bad faith and contract disputes. Civil litigation claims involve matters between individuals or business entities in which the parties cannot, or refuse to, resolve a dispute. The process of investigating and presenting a case to the judge or jury can present numerous pitfalls that make legal counsel and representation essential. Attorney Brian McDaniel has handled lawsuits including personal injury, breach of contract, construction litigation, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Whether you have a claim or have been named as a Defendant in a lawsuit, seek legal counsel right away.
The Law Office of Brian McDaniel, LLC is conveniently located on the 3rd Floor of the Beaufort Town Center, 2015 Boundary Street, near downtown Beaufort and across the street from the Beaufort County courthouse and government complex.
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At the Law Office of Brian McDaniel, LLC we seek to develop personal relationships of trust and confidence with our clients. We develop that trust and confidence through honesty and straightforward discussions about each client's particular matter.
All of us at the Law Office of Brian McDaniel, LLC seek to utilize these tools to keep you informed about your case and help you make the best decision. Here are some Websites that you may find helpful:
South Carolina Judicial Branch has a wide range of legal links and information
The South Carolina Code of Laws is available online for you to review.
The South Carolina Bar is a great resource for information about attorneys in SC
The South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission website
Likewise, it is our goal to have open lines of communication with our clients. We have found that many people prefer email and texts to stay connected to their attorney.
Whether you prefer an in person visit, a phone conference or electronic communication, all of us at the Law Office of Brian McDaniel, LLC seek to utilize these tools to keep you informed about your case and give you access to your attorney throughout the day.
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brian did his undergraduate study at Furman University in Greenville, SC before getting his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Brian's professional career began in Beaufort, South Carolina in 2000 where he worked for a personal injury and workers compensation firm. In 2002 Brian teamed up with Adam Gess to open a firm in downtown Beaufort. In 2009, Brian opened a solo practice as the Law Office of Brian McDaniel, LLC. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the Beaufort County Bar. He is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of South Carolina, the United States Federal District Court of South Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Attorney McDaniel has focused his practice on civil litigation including personal injury, wrongful death, and South Carolina workers compensation claims.
Mr. McDaniel has served as a Paralegal instructor in the Business Technologies Program at The Technical College of the Lowcountry since 2004. In August of 2008, he was named the department's Adjunct Faculty of the Year.
Brian a member of Family Bible Fellowship of Ridgeville in Early Branch where he serves as an elder. He is married with five children.
One Beaufort Town Center
2015 Boundary Street
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
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Phone: (843) 379-5117
Q: How Much is a Legal Consultation?
A: All personal Injury matters are provided a complimentary (free) consultation. Occasionally, some of the more complex civil litigation matters may require a $100.00 consult fee to cover the time needed to review the materials. No fee will be charged, however, without prior agreement by the potential client and the attorney.
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