Our South Carolina attorneys at Joye Law Firm can help you through the confusion and strain that follow a serious accident. Since 1968, we have helped injured individuals and workers throughout South Carolina recover the compensation they deserve and need to move on with their lives, including multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving:
The firm has also assisted thousands of clients obtain workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits.
With more than 150 years of combined litigation experience, our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers in South Carolina and received an AV rating from the distinguished Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. For a free case evaluation, call us today at 877-936-9707 or use our online form.
South Carolina Hospitals & Medical Centers
If you have been injured in a vehicle or at the workplace, you may need immediate and ongoing medical treatment. The South Carolina Hospital Association provides a directory of South Carolina hospitals and other major medical centers in addition to providing information about the quality and safety of care provided by South Carolina hospitals.
South Carolina Court System
The court system in South Carolina is comprised of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, Family Courts, the Magisterial Courts, Municipal Courts, Probate Courts, and Master-in-Equity Courts The State’s highest court is the Supreme Court, which has both original and appellate jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals handles appeals from Circuit Court and the Family Court. The Circuit Courts are the State’s courts of general jurisdiction and consist of a civil court (the Court of Common Pleas) and a criminal court (the Court of General Sessions). The Magistrates’ Court has civil jurisdiction when the amount in controversy does not exceed $7,500. Municipal courts have jurisdiction over cases arising under ordinances of the municipality and over all offenses which are subject to a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both, and which occur within the municipality.
The state agency in charge of administering the workers’ compensation laws in South Carolina is the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission. An employee may expect compensation for personal injury or death by accident arising out of and in the course of his or her employment. Workers’ compensation pays for necessary medical treatment, loss of wages during a period of disability, and compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement. Informal conferences and hearings before deputy commissioners are held within one of seven districts, while appeals go to the Full Commission and, if necessary, the S.C. Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. More information about the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission can be found by calling (803) 737-5700.
If you are filing for Social Security disability, your application will be reviewed at the local Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). If you appeal the decision on your claim, this same office will be where your hearing occurs before an administrative law judge.
Contact Our South Carolina Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today
If you’ve been seriously injured in a South Carolina accident, you can trust our attorneys to work to get you the money and benefits you are entitled to receive. Call Joye Law Firm at 877-936-9707 or fill out our free online case evaluation form today.