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Workers’ Compensation for PTSD and Mental Injuries

How Does Workers’ Compensation Handle Mental Injury in South Carolina? Workers’ Compensation is designed to support employees who suffer accidents or injuries at work, or who develop illnesses directly related to their working conditions, as well as people who were dependent for support upon those killed in the course of employment. It’s easy to see how an employee who had a finger cut off on the factory line could be compensated for medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitation. But what about when the injuries are less visible, like mental injuries and mental illness? That’s what the South Carolina Senate is considering right...

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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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