Experienced in Civil Litigation
Attorney Leah B. Moody practices civil law in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Lancaster, South Charlotte, Columbia, and surrounding areas of North and South Carolina. Our law firm is devoted to helping people and organizations with all types of civil litigation.
Remember that you must be out of work for over seven days before you are eligible for workers’ compensation funds. These checks will be 66% of your gross weekly pay, and attorneys’ fees are limited to no more than 33 1/3% of the amount recovered. In order to qualify, a doctor must write you out of work. The claim can’t be settled until you’ve been released by the treating physician. Claims are based on several factors, including the type of injury, whether the damage was permanent, and the amount of your weekly pay.
If you have a claim, it’s important to call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In South Carolina, you have three years to file a claim from the date of an injury suffered in an automobile accident or a slip and fall. Cases in small claims court are usually heard within six months, while cases in Circuit Court (Common Pleas) are heard within 18 months. Most claims are completed within one year of the physician’s release, although this may vary based on the nature of the injuries. You may recover up to $7500 in small claims court cases, while there is no limit to what you may receive in Circuit Court. While you are recovering, you can typically receive payment from your insurance company for the time you’re missing at work.
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