Representing Injured and Disabled People in Florence, South Carolina
Whether your injury was the result of another person’s carelessness or a serious workplace accident, you might be entitled to a large recovery. Don’t risk making a mistake that could cost you thousands of dollars! Call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers today to learn how a South Carolina personal injury attorney from our firm could help you achieve the big payout you deserve if you or someone you love was hurt. Our Florence personal injury attorneys have more than 40 years of experience representing clients in personal injury, auto accident, and wrongful death claims.
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If you were hurt on the job, you might be worried about just putting food on the table and paying your medical bills. That’s where we come in to help. At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we are ready to fight for the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to if you were hurt in the workplace. We can help you complete the complex workers’ compensation process so you have a good chance of getting the payout you need. If you suffer from an injury or illness that prevents you from working, you could be entitled to Social Security disability. Whatever your situation, our lawyers in Florence, SC are prepared to help you.
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181 E Evans St #307
Florence, SC 29506
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History of Florence, South Carolina
Florence, South Carolina traces its origins back to 1853 when a railroad terminal and corresponding depot formed as a juncture for three railroad lines: the North Eastern, the Cheraw & Darlington, and the Wilmington & Manchester.
Although the significance of the railroads to Florence’s development and economy began to dwindle around the mid-20th century, transportation continues to play a significant role in these areas.
Florence, South Carolina Today
The city of Florence has served as the county seat for Florence County since two years after the County was established in 1888.
The 2010 U.S. Census estimated that the 2018 population of Florence would be 138,159, which represents a growth of 0.9 percent from the recorded population of the 2010 Census. The city encompasses 799.96 square miles with a population of 171.1 people per square mile.
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2010 Injury Death Statistics in Florence County, South Carolina
The Office of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (PHISIS) of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported that 89 Florence County residents experienced injury related deaths in 2010. This number represents a rate of 65 deaths per 100,000 people.
Of these injury related deaths, the most frequent causes across all age groups were:
- Motor Vehicle Collisions – 17 (a rate of 12.4 per 100,000 residents)
- Falls – 5 (a rate of 3.7 per 100,000 residents)
The motor vehicle crashes reported in this statistic represent collisions involving all types of motor vehicles except motorcycles. The reference to injured parties pertains to occupants of the motor vehicles involved in the collision or other outside individuals involved in the crash.
2010 Non-Fatal Injuries in Florence County, South Carolina
According to PHISIS, 13,491 Florence County residents experienced non-fatal injuries in 2010. The causes for these injuries, as indicated in the data, include the following:
- Falls – 3,392 (a rate of 247.8 per 100,000 residents)
- Natural, Environmental – 2,511 (a rate of 183.4 per 100,000 residents)
- Motor Vehicle Collisions – 2,014 (a rate of 147.1 per 100,000 residents)
- Struck By/Caught In – 1,165 (a rate of 85.1 per 100,000 residents)
- Piercing/Cutting – 883 (a rate of 64.5 per 100,000 residents)
- Overexertion – 842 (a rate of 61.5 per 100,000 residents)
- Assault – 654 (a rate of 47.8 per 100,000 residents)
- Sports/Recreation – 522 (a rate of 38.1 per 100,000 residents)
Several of these injuries – falls, struck by/caught in, piercing/cutting, and overexertion – are to by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as the “fatal four” injuries in the construction industry.
Motor Vehicle Collisions in Florence County
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) publishes all the data it gathers about each year’s motor vehicle crashes in its South Carolina Traffic Collision Fact Book. The 2017 issue of the publication reveals the following statistics for that year:
- Fatal collisions: 30
- Injury collisions: 1,356
- Property damage only collisions: 3,391
- Individuals killed: 33
- People injured: 2,256