Collins & Lacy, P.C.

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1330 Lady St Sixth Floor
P.O. Box 12487
Columbia, South Carolina 29201, United States
Phone: (803) 256-2660
Fax: (803) 771-4484
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Education
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Transportation
  • Worker’s Compensation
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  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
11-24 Attorneys

Supreme Court Upends Back Ratings

The Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled claimant’s ability to hold gainful employment does not, alone, preclude a finding of total and permanent disability based on more than 50% to the back. Further, the Supreme Court…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Governor, New State Legislative Session, New Workers’ Compensation Laws?

The 122nd South Carolina General Assembly convened for its first regular session on January 10, 2017. There are a few bills proposed in the House and Senate regarding the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Some bills are…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Worker’s Compensation

SPECIAL REPORT: Reservation of Rights

The South Carolina Supreme Court has concluded that: (1) an insurance company’s reservation of rights letter was insufficient and the insured had therefore waived its coverage defenses; (2) even if the reservation of rights had…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Another Year, a Higher Maximum Compensation Rate

We generally are pleased with the economy when it grows and income rises. Last year was no different. While income increased on average only a small percentage, our maximum compensation rate, which is tied to the state’s…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Employers May Now Be Responsible for Injuries Sustained on Public Roads

The South Carolina Supreme Court essentially abandoned 19 years of court precedence by finding the divided premises rule applies to injuries sustained while on a public street traveling from one employer-controlled location to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Use a Third Party Claim as Leverage to Get Your Workers’ Compensation Claim CLINCHERED

If an employee was injured in the course and scope of employment because of a third party, the employer/carrier has a lien against proceeds the employee receives from the third party. For example, if your employee was driving to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

End of Confusion: Commission’s Changes to Form 14B Physician’s Statement

In an effort to possibly avoid a future hearing or deposition of a physician to determine the extent of future medical treatment, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission on September 7, 2016 introduced the modified…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

Constitutional Rights vs. The Exclusive Remedy Doctrine

The Workers’ Compensation Act evolved from what is often called the “Grand Bargain.” Injured workers cannot sue their employers for work-related injuries in exchange for a no fault system in which the injured worker does not…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Worker’s Compensation

Commission Announces Change to Informal Conference Process

The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission has recently announced a change to the Informal Conference process. Effective immediately, all settlements that are reached at Informal Conferences must be approved by one of…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

“What is Our Liability for Wild Animals?” Asks Hoteliers & Other Hospitality-Related Operators After Alligator Attack

On June 15, the nation woke up to their Twitter and Facebook feeds to learn about the horror that had visited a Nebraska family the night before at a Walt Disney World hotel property when a two-year-old boy playing in foot of…more
 /  Business Organizations

Insurer Held to Have Duty to Defend Allegations that Patients’ Medical Records Were Accessible Via Google Search

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an insurer had a duty to defend an insured against class action allegations that the insured posted confidential medical records on the Internet. Two patients at Glen Falls…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Insurer Correctly Non-Renewed Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

The South Carolina Court of Appeals has concluded that notice of cancellation of a homeowner’s insurance policy is controlled by S.C. Code § 38-75-1160, not the more general § 38-75-740, and that the mortgage holder was not the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Professional Liability Policy Provides Coverage for Innocent Co-Insureds

In Evanston Ins. Co. v. Agape Sr. Primary Care, Inc., No. 14-2268, 2016 WL 192748 (4th Cir. Jan. 15, 2016), the Fourth Circuit affirmed the South Carolina District Court’s finding that a professional liability policy provided…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

SPECIAL EDITION: Mattie, Sam & the FLSA – Short Term Gain or Long Term Loss?

Mattie and Sam are cartoon characters in a splashy new YouTube video, put out by the Department of Labor (DOL) applauding the move by President Obama to change the qualifications for exempt status employees under the Fair Labor…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Getting to “Yes”!

In their book, “Getting to YES, Negotiating Agreement without Giving In,” Roger Fisher and William Ury discuss alternatives to positional negotiating. It is a must read for all mediators and a strongly suggested read for any…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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