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Alton Lamar Martin Jr

Alton Lamar Martin Jr

Martin & Martin Attorneys, PA
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Immigration Law
  • Georgia, South Carolina
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Summary

We handle workers' compensation and serious personal injury claims throughout South Carolina. We also handle Immigration matters. Over the past 23 years, we have attended hundreds of hearings obtaining necessary medical treatment and other benefits for our clients, and recovering millions of dollars on their behalf. We have extensive experience with brain injury, spinal cord injury and other complex claims. We have helped many clients with Deferred Action, fiance' visas, work authorizations, and other family-based immigration issues. We have a Spanish-speaking paralegal on staff. Numerous lawyer rating services have given us the highest ratings, but it is our clients' satisfaction that we prize most.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Brain Injury Law
  • Accident & Injury Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation for injury and accident claims
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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South Carolina
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4th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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Martin & Martin Attorneys, P.A.
- Current
Shareholder
Clarkson, Walsh, Rheney & Turner, P.A.
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Associate Attorney
Edwards, Ballard, Bishop, Sturm, Clark and Keim, P.A.
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Associate Attorney
Mitchell, Bouton, Yokel & McCall
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Captain, JAG Corps
US Army, 82d Airborne Div
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Education
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (1991) | Law
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The Citadel
B.A. (1987) | Political Science
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
AV rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Superb - 10.0 rating
Avvo
National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Greenville County Bar Association
Member
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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South Carolina Bar
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Activities: Workers Compensation Section
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Understanding The New Workers' Compensation Legislation
SC Lawyer - Magazine of the SC Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Martin & Martin Attorneys Website
Website
Best Lawyers In America
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. WCI is refusing to pay for the surgery that the doctor they sent my husband to has recommended. What are our options?
A: Sorry to hear about your husband's injury. What you are describing is not uncommon. The insurance adjuster disregards the medical professional's advice because surgery is more expensive than physical therapy. If your husband has surgery, then he will be written out of work while he recovers from surgery and the insurance company will have to pay him for lost time. If he goes to physical therapy the adjuster can keep making him go to work (sit at a desk) and doesn't have to pay any lost time. If your husband tries to refuse physical therapy, the adjuster will claim he is refusing care and stop paying anything. If he goes to physical therapy his knee is damaged more. The only way to address this is by hiring an attorney. An attorney can refuse physical therapy on your husband's behalf because of the need for surgery. A deposition of the doctor will confirm physical therapy will damage your husband's knee more. Your attorney can request a hearing to address the adjusters unreasonable behavior. At age 61, your husband has Social Security and Medicare issues to take into consideration. It's also possible that your husband will have an Age Discrimination Act (ADA) claim if his employer is deliberately trying to get rid of him. There are several excellent Workers Compensation lawyers in the Rock Hill area. You and your husband should meet with one as soon as possible. I hope he makes a swift recovery.
Q. I had my mmi August and it’s December and I just got my mmi rating from lawyer which I didn’t like the doctor said I
A: Sorry to hear about your injury. It sounds as if you may already have a lawyer. If that is the case, I would recommend asking them as they will know the most about your claim and you are paying them to help you. To answer your question, yes you can obtain a second opinion rating, but there are several issues that can affect whether you want to do that. I would recommend letting your lawyer know you are unsatisfied with the rating and would like a second opinion. Your lawyer should be able to explain the related issues and help you find a second opinion doctor if you decide that is what you want. Hope this info is helpful.
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Martin & Martin Attorneys, PA
1415 Augusta St
Greenville, SC 29605
USA
Telephone: (864) 271-1822
Fax: (864) 271-1814