The legal process in South Carolina can be overwhelming. The law firm of M. Reid Acree, Jr. is here to help you in cases involving Workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, Asbestosis and Cancer Claims, Mesothelioma Claims and Personal Injuries.
South Carolina, on the eastern seaboard in the deep South, boasts sandy beaches, fertile farmland, and rolling hills bordered by North Carolina to the north and Georgia to the south. South Carolina, nicknamed the “Palmetto state,” has a rich history, with stately restored plantations and Civil War battle sites such as Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor.
The population of South Carolina is 4,625,364 (2010 U.S. Census Bureau), a 15.3% population increase since the year 2000. South Carolina’s largest cities are:
Columbia, located in the central portion of the state, is the state capital and largest city in South Carolina. The capital city of South Carolina has several major area employers, including the Palmetto Health hospital system, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC, and the University of South Carolina in addition to housing the South Carolina state government. Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army’s largest training installation, is also an integral part of the community in Columbia, SC.
The South Carolina State Department of Education is responsible for providing public education within the state. There are 1,177 South Carolina public schools serving 699,198 students. South Carolina is also home to a large number of institutions of higher education including:
South Carolina is served by numerous physician practices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The state’s largest healthcare providers include:
The South Carolina Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction court for South Carolina, consisting of a civil division (the Court of Common Pleas) and a criminal division (the Court of General Sessions). The South Carolina Court of Appeals hears most types of appeals from the circuit court. The South Carolina Supreme Court is in downtown Columbia.
Workers’ compensation laws in South Carolina are administered by S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission. Conferences and hearings are held before deputy commissioners or the Full Commission, while appeals are heard by the state Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court.
Applications for Social Security disability are reviewed by the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The Columbia office is located at 1927 Thurmond Mall Boulevard, Columbia, South Carolina 29201-2375, (866) 399-6950. The Columbia office services Social Security Field Offices in Aiken, Bennettsville, Camden, Columbia, Florence, Greenwood, Laurens, Orangeburg and Sumter.
If you have a question about your legal rights or obligations regarding a workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, Asbestosis Claim, Mesothelioma Claim or Personal Injury claim, contact the injury and accident attorneys at the law firm of M. Reid Acree, Jr., by calling (704) 633-0860 or by e-mailing [email protected]. You may also contact us through our online form.