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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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The Carolina Law Group Attorneys Named to 2018 Legal Elite of the Upstate

For the fourth 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. Mitchell K. Byrd, Jr. was listed among the elite for Workers’ Compensation Law and Matthew Whitehead was listed among the elite for Personal Injury Law in the August 2018 issue....

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Can I Handle My Own Workers’ Compensation Case in South Carolina?

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

Workers’ compensation is a state-run, no-fault system that provides compensation to covered workers who have been injured on the job. It eliminates time-consuming and expensive lawsuits and counter-lawsuits that would otherwise result from such accidents and illnesses. Instead, workers’ comp pays medical coverage, lost wages, and other compensation in a regulated manner determined by state statute. In theory, any employee covered by workers’ comp in South Carolina who sustains an injury or develops an illness in the course of work should be able to handle their own claim and get the full value of...

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What is Workers’ Comp?

Mitchell Byrd, Attorney, The Carolina Law Group

Workers’ compensation is a state-run program that guarantees compensation to an employee injured or made ill on the job, regardless of fault. The workers’ comp system was developed to benefit both employee and employer. It removes the need for lawsuits and counter suits, which are often expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. Employees get the essential compensation they need to recover from their illness or injury, and employers don’t have to spend resources fighting lawsuits. Every state has a workers’ comp program. In South Carolina, the program is administered by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (here). Here...

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