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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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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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