South Carolina workers' compensation covers medical care and lost wages for a work-related injury. But employers and their insurance carriers may challenge your claim, undercut your benefits or try to pressure you back to work.
You have many rights under the law but you may need a lawyer's help to assert them. The law firm of McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught & Geddie, P.A., represents injured workers in Horry County and Georgetown County in workers' comp claims, hearings and appeals. Contact us today for experienced and aggressive legal advocacy.
Work Injury Attorneys
The MMVG firm has served the Grand Strand since 1989 and our lead workers' compensation attorney, Gene Vaught, has represented injured workers for more than 25 years. We represent employees in all occupations and industries, including construction workers, plumbers and electricians; restaurant, hotel and resort employees; nurses and health care workers; teachers and more.
We have helped clients with all types of work-related injuries, from back injury to broken bones to repetitive stress injuries.
It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible after seeking medical attention. However, we intervene at all stages of a workers' compensation claim:
When temporary benefits are denied or delayed after being out of work for weeks
When the insurance adjuster won't authorize treatment or seeing a specialist
When the insurance doctor clears the worker to go resume work without conducting an X-ray or exam
When employers threaten termination if the employee doesn't go back to work
When employers put workers at risk of further injury by ignoring light duty restrictions
We represent clients in hearings before the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission on all types of issues, such as compensable claims, medical authorization, permanent disability and lump-sum settlements.
Proven Legal Advocacy for Injured Workers
Myrtle Beach workers' compensation attorney Gene Vaught has served on the board of the Injured Workers' Advocates (formerly known as the Association of Claimants' Attorneys for Workers' Compensation) and has taught seminars on various aspects of workers' compensation. His knowledge and litigation experience enables the average worker to stand up for what he or she deserves.
Luther O. McCutchen, III, one of the firm's founding principals, has been practicing law since the 1970s. He has extensive experience representing
homeowners and property owners associations. He is also involved in multiple other facets of the firm's civil litigation and personal injury practice.
In 1989, Patrick W. Mumford and Luther McCutchen formed McCutchen & Mumford, P.A., the beginning of our firm. Wayne's law practice is concentrated in real estate, business law, and timeshare. He also is an active speaker, having written and taught nine courses, and authored two books.
Gene Palmer Vaught III's practice is concentrated in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and worker's compensation law. Gene is heavily involved in defective product cases. Gene also has significant experience in criminal law. He is a member of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers' Association.
In 1999, he was invited to join the firm, then titled McCutchen, Mumford and Vaught. He was hired to open the North Myrtle Beach office concentrating in residential and commercial real estate. He has developed a large residential practice with emphasis on development and commercial real estate.
Greg received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1986. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked in the trust industry with extensive experience in Trust and Estate Law. He currently has a real estate practice with an additional emphasis in wills and probate.
Mac began at McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught & Geddie, P.A. in 2012. He maintains a civil litigation, criminal defense and personal injury practice. He is active in the community, is member of the Horry & South Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division and gsSCENE Young Professionals.