Laurens, South Carolina

Laurens, home to an estimated 9,500 residents, is part of the Old 96 district of South Carolina, along with Abbeville, Greenville, McCormick, and Edgefield counties. Laurens is located in the Western part of South Carolina less than an hour away from Greenville and Columbia. The city is named after Henry Laurens, president of the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War. The city is rumored to have been named Laurensville and some old maps of the city show the city’s name as Laurensville, but a town charter dating back to 1873 refers to the city as Laurens.

Many locals are employed by the Walmart Distribution center located on the outskirts of Laurens. The distribution center makes up for some of the unemployment hardships in the area. Laurens economy was driven by the textile, manufacturing, and glass industries until the last thirty years. Since then many of these businesses have closed, contributing greatly to the city’s unemployment number. In February 2009 the unemployment rate in Laurens county was over 11%.

Laurens workers’ compensation lawyers at Howell and Christmas want to help Laurens workers and their families get the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have been working hand in hand with injured workers for years and know that job related injuries are unexpected and can be catastrophic for a family to deal with. You should not have to deal with all of the additional problems that accompany an on job injury, let us handle them so you can being your recovery process. Call us today for a free consultation so we can review your case and you and your loved ones can begin your healing process.

We have two offices to in the Tri County area to better serve you; however, files are primarily handled out of our Mount Pleasant office.

Directions to our Mount Pleasant office from Laurens are as follows:

  • merge onto I-385 South towards Columbia, I-385 South becomes I-26 East
  • merge onto US-17 North, exit 220, Toward Mount Pleasant/Georgetown
  • turn left onto Mathis Ferry Road, our office is number 250 on the left, we are located in suite 102.

Direction to our North Charleston office from Laurens are as follows:

  • merge onto I-385 South towards Columbia, I-385 South becomes I-26 East
  • take the East Aviation Avenue exit, exit 211B, toward Remount Road
  • merge onto Aviation Avenue, turn right onto Rivers Avenue/ US-52 E/US-78 E
  • turn slight left onto Remount Road, our office is number 1495 on the right
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