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December 2012

  • The Court of Appeals Reverses the WCC on a Factual Issue

    Recently, in the case of Burnette v. City of Greenville, the Court of Appeals reversed the factual findings of the Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Commission found that the claimant had not proven  a new injury to her back; this decision was largely based on findings that the claimant was not credible. The court basically found…

  • WC COMMISSIONER GOES ELECTRONIC!

    Tired of dealing with stacks of paper medical records, exhibits and other APA submissions?  Well, so is Commissioner Andrea Roche who is now requesting that all pre-hearing briefs and APA submissions be submitted to her office in electronic format via email attachment ONLY.  Paper copies will no longer be accepted; however, all time filing requirements…

  • Changes at the Commission

    With the departure of Commissioner Derrick Williams next year, it has been reported that Governor Haley has recommended to the Senate that the vacancy be filled by Aisha Grant Taylor. Ms. Taylor is currently a senior associate at the Workers’ Compensation defense firm, Collins & Lacy. Additionally, the governor has endorsed the reappointment of Commissioner…