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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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3 Mistakes After a Car Accident That Can Cost You Money

Nihar Patel | Attorney Greenville SC

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is often a traumatic experience that can leave you confused and likely to make mistakes. Some mistakes can end up costing you a significant amount of money when it comes time to settle your claim and greatly limit your opportunity to obtain the medical treatment you need down the road.If you’ve been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, avoid these mistakes to improve your chances of getting the settlement you deserve....

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What Compensation Am I Entitled to in South Carolina?

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

If you’re injured and it’s someone else’s fault, you may want to seek monetary compensation for your injuries in a civil suit. (If you’re injured at work, you should file a claim through workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is often your exclusive remedy when you are injured while on the job.) The following is an overview of the different damages you may be entitled to in South Carolina. Economic Damages Economic damages are related to a claimant’s expenses or loss of income due to the accident. For instance, if you’re in a car accident that totals your...

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How to Get Workers Compensation for an Occupational Disease in South Carolina

Monty Desai | Partner & Attorney | CLG

The Workers’ Compensation system in South Carolina provides compensation to employees who have been injured or become ill in the course of their job. In order for a workers’ comp claim to be successful, it needs to be shown that the employee was harmed while on the job. While this may be relatively easy when it comes to an acute injury, it becomes more challenging with respect to an occupational disease...

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What is premises liability and what does it mean for you?

Matt Whitehead | The Carolina Law Group

Premises liability is the liability a property owner has relating to that property. Property owners have a basic duty of care to ensure that their property is safe for others coming onto their property, and if this duty of care is breached and someone is injured as a result, they may be liable for damages. Here are some examples of premises liability cases and what it takes to win one as the injured party....

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