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What if I Didn’t Report My Work Injury the Day it Happened?

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC) has set rules for exactly how work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths are compensated, including time limits with respect to reporting an accident and filing a claim. If you were injured at work, you may be wondering if you made a mistake by not reporting the injury to your employer the day it happened. Here’s what the SCWCC has to say about it....

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What Compensation Am I Entitled to in South Carolina?

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

If you’re injured and it’s someone else’s fault, you may want to seek monetary compensation for your injuries in a civil suit. (If you’re injured at work, you should file a claim through workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is often your exclusive remedy when you are injured while on the job.) The following is an overview of the different damages you may be entitled to in South Carolina. Economic Damages Economic damages are related to a claimant’s expenses or loss of income due to the accident. For instance, if you’re in a car accident that totals your...

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Can I Handle My Own Workers’ Compensation Case in South Carolina?

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

Workers’ compensation is a state-run, no-fault system that provides compensation to covered workers who have been injured on the job. It eliminates time-consuming and expensive lawsuits and counter-lawsuits that would otherwise result from such accidents and illnesses. Instead, workers’ comp pays medical coverage, lost wages, and other compensation in a regulated manner determined by state statute. In theory, any employee covered by workers’ comp in South Carolina who sustains an injury or develops an illness in the course of work should be able to handle their own claim and get the full value of...

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