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The Carolina Law Group > Articles posted by Mitchell Byrd (Page 3)

What is Workers’ Comp?

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If you’ve been injured on the job or developed an illness due to your working conditions, you may have some questions about workers’ compensation in South Carolina. What is workers’ comp? How does it work? What does it cover? Am I entitled to benefits? Read on for a brief overview of the workers’ comp program in South Carolina. What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a state-run program that guarantees financial compensation to an employee injured or made ill on the job. Workers’ comp also provides benefits to the survivors of employees who have...

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What to do When Your South Carolina Workers’ Comp Claim is Denied

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Unfortunately, sometimes legitimate workers’ compensation claims are denied. Your claim can be rejected for a variety of reasons by your employer and their insurance company, or by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. Although a denial or rejection is disheartening, it’s no reason to give up hope. It’s absolutely possible to succeed with a claim after it’s been denied initially. Here are some steps you can take.   ...

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Winning a Slip and Fall Case in South Carolina

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

What is a Slip and Fall? A “slip and fall” is a common accident that can lead to injury, disability or death. The victim of a slip and fall accident can sue the person responsible for causing the accident and may receive damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Proving Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases To win a slip and fall case, the plaintiff (victim) must establish negligence. The following three elements must be shown: The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care There was a breach of that...

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