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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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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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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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