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A Refresher Course in Workers’ Comp Law

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, Carolina Law Group, Greenville, SC

Today we’re going back to basics with a look at an area of law that our firm handles regularly, Workers’ Compensation. What is Workers’ Comp? Workers’ Compensation is an insurance program administered by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission that is intended to protect both employee and employer. Employees who suffer injury while on the job, or develop medical conditions due to the nature of the job, can receive medical treatment and be compensated for their illnesses and injuries under the Workers’ Comp system. How does the Workers’ Comp program benefit both employee and...

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Hit and Run Accidents in South Carolina

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, Carolina Law Group, Greenville, SC

The community of Beech Island, South Carolina is still recovering from the death of a teen killed in a hit-and-run accident on January 14th. Ryan Isaac Kelly hit the 15-year-old before leaving the scene but was later arrested; he has since posted a $50,000 bond and was released. This tragic event was ruled an accident, but that doesn’t mean Kelly won’t have consequences for his part in the hit and run. The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident can be severe under South Carolina law, including a felony charge and 10 years in prison for accidents resulting in bodily...

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Two Attorneys at The Carolina Law Group Accepted Into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Carolina Law Group is proud to announce the acceptance of two of its attorneys into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Nihar Patel and J. Matthew Whitehead were accepted into the highly selective group in December of 2015 and are now lifetime members. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group that extends membership only to attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements in the amount of $1 million or more. Matthew Whitehead and Nihar Patel join their colleague at The Carolina Law Group, Monty D. Desai, as members in the...

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