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The Carolina Law Group Attorneys Named to 2019 Legal Elite of the Upstate

For the fifth year in a row, attorneys from The Carolina Law Group have been named to the Legal Elite of the Upstate List by Greenville Business Magazine. Matthew Whitehead received the most votes for Personal Injury Law, while Mitchell K. Byrd, Jr. was listed among the elite for Workers’ Compensation Law, Nihar M. Patel was listed for both Personal Injury and Criminal Law, and Monty D. Desai was listed in the elite for Criminal Law the August 2019 issue....

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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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Filing a Wrongful Death Suit After a Car Accident

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

In car accidents that result in death, the driver at fault may or may not face criminal charges brought by the state. A wrongful death claim is different because it is a civil matter, and according to South Carolina code, must be brought by the deceased’s executor or administrator, or in their name. If your loved one has died in a car accident, you may be considering filing a wrongful death claim yourself. Here’s what you need to know....

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Can I Sue My Child’s Daycare?

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

There are approximately 2,500 childcare facilities in South Carolina, including nurseries, traditional daycares, and home daycares that look after several thousand children every day. It’s to be expected that sometimes, accidents happen and injuries occur while children are in their care. The question is, can you sue your child’s nursery or daycare for their injuries? The answer is yes, as long as you can show that the daycare or caregiver was responsible for their injuries. Here are the most common types of claims brought against daycares. Daycare Negligence In most cases, a...

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How Much Money Am I Supposed to Get While I’m Out of Work?

Monty Desai | Partner & Attorney | CLG

Lost wages are a key benefit of workers’ compensation and take the place of your regular paycheck while you’re out from work recovering from your injury or illness. But do lost wages cover the full amount of your paycheck? If not, how much are you entitled to in South Carolina? Read on to find out. How much money am I entitled to in lost wages in South Carolina? You are not entitled to the full amount of your paycheck through workers’ compensation. The law allows a compensation rate of 66 2/3% of your...

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