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Legal Alert: A New Opinion in Clemmons v. Lowe’s Home Center and the Law of Unintended Consequences

The Supreme Court withdrew its opinion in Clemmons v. Lowe’s Home Center and replaced it with a new opinion. The Court removed the language regarding the fact that Clemmons was actually working at the time of the hearing and,...more

Commission Adopts Administrative Order to Implement Electronic Payment of Compensation

At the June 19, 2017 Business Meeting of the Full South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Commissioners adopted an administrative Order pending changes to the regulations of the Commission to implement the option...more

Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones but Names Will Never. . .Settle Cases?

Since the mediation regulation passed, I have had the opportunity to act as mediator in many workers’ compensation cases. The skills of the attorneys on both sides in the S.C. Workers’ Compensation bar are truly humbling to...more

5/6/2015  /  Mediation

Tension Between Form 21 Hearings and the Mediation Statute

At the last business meeting, the Workers’ Compensation Commission grappled with tension between the requirement to hold a hearing within 60 days on an Employer’s Request for Hearing and the requirement that cases alleging...more

New 2% Net Present Value Rate is Effective Today (June 2014)

June 27, 2014. Perhaps not a day that will “live in infamy,” but it is important nonetheless to stakeholders of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation system. Prior to June 27, 2014, all lump sum payments were commuted at a...more

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