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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 duty of care by negligent act or omission Damages...

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Delayed Injuries: Why You Should Wait to Settle Your Car Accident

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

Delayed Injuries in South Carolina In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury is three years. That means someone can bring action against (sue) a party for injury arising from an incident anytime within three years of the incident. In some cases, it can be within three years of the time that the person should have known there was injury. (The exception is certain cases of medical malpractice, where the statute of limitations is only two years.) Examples of delayed injuries – injuries that don’t appear immediately at the time of the incident – include joint and muscle pain, like...

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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 employer? Workers’ Comp law states that if an employee’s illness...

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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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