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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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Two Attorneys at The Carolina Law Group Accepted Into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Carolina Law Group is proud to announce the acceptance of two of its attorneys into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Nihar Patel and J. Matthew Whitehead were accepted into the highly selective group in December of 2015 and are now lifetime members. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a group that extends membership only to attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements in the amount of $1 million or more. Matthew Whitehead and Nihar Patel join their colleague at The Carolina Law Group, Monty D. Desai, as members in the...

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Four CLG Attorneys Named Legal Elite by Greenville Business Magazine

While being selected for any elite list is an honor, being chosen by one's peers in the legal field is a valuable way to confirm that an attorney is dedicated to quality and the pursuit of justice. Monty Desai, Mitchell Byrd, Matt Whitehead, and Nihar Patel are four such attorneys, whose work ethic and personal concern for others comes through in everything they do....

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Construction Worker Falls to Death at North Main-Stone Avenue Project

Today’s news brought us information about a tragic death at the new development at Main St. and Stone Ave. in Greenville. A workers’ compensation attorney can be critical during such a sad time, as burial expenses and other bills begin to mount due to the untimely death of an employed family member. Knowing your workers’ compensation rights as the family member of a deceased relative is critical. ...

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