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South Carolina Court Rules Stripper Shot at Club Entitled to Workers’ Comp

Burriss & Ridgeway | March 23, 2015

dancer workers comp columbia, scAn exotic dancer who was shot at a Columbia, S.C., nightclub is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for her injury, according to a ruling by the South Carolina highest court.

The State newspaper reported that the South Carolina Supreme Court made that ruling last week in the case of LeAndra Lewis, stating that Lewis was an employee of the Boom Boom Room Studio 54, not an independent contractor, when she was shot there in 2008. That distinction makes her eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Some of the key factors in this case that allowed the court to make a determination were that the club chose Lewis’ dance music and required her to perform dances for certain customers. She was also not allowed to leave early without being fined. Read Full Story

Many workers comp cases may require legal representation and someone fighting on your behalf. If you have been injured on the job, and your employer is failing to fulfill his responsibilities to you and your family, we can help. At Burriss & Ridgeway Injury Lawyers, we have extensive experience in the areas of workers’ compensation and will do everything possible to get you the money to which you are entitled. Click here for more information about hiring a workers compensation lawyer in or around Columbia, South Carolina Have questions? Burriss & Ridgeway will answer them and even schedule you for a free consultation.

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