Thank you for your explanation.
In this situation, what the District Manager does not want you to do is to file suit and/or complain to the state about what has happened.
If you agree not to sue them and/or file a complaint, then they may offer you limited compensation in return. Not because they have
to, but, because they see it as a way to minimize their liability. The key is to get as much out of it as possible, of course.
The case would be stronger had you needed to go to the emergency room and/or had doctor's bills, since this would make your case stronger had you wished to sue. But even without it, considering that they are willing to negotiate, it is possible to reach an agreement.
Someone in your situation may wish to begin at $500 or so... now this is simply a wild estimate, but it is a starting point. Normally, the amount would be calculated off any bills for medical matters, but, since one lacks these, you simply have to come up with a number.
Expect the general manager to counter, and you are likely to meet somewhere in the middle. An attorney is recommended
. This is because they do not see you as much of a threat without an attorney since you filing or winning a suit without counsel is unlikely....whereas an attorney would file suit, so the company's want to settle would be much higher. The attorney normally works on contingency - 33% settlement, 40% win at trial, 45% at appeal; plus some office costs. Everything is negotiable. But, even with that coming off the top, you are still likely to get more with counsel than without.
May I recommend the SC Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
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