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February 2013 Blog

  • Log-In Information for “What You Missed at the Medical Seminar” Webinar

    Log-In Information for “What You Missed at the Medical Seminar” Webinar If you missed the SCWCEA’s Medical Seminar, we’d like to invite you to attend our free Webinar on March 5 from 10:00-10:20 EST for a brief overview of what was discussed. Call in and web information is below. Click here to RSVP. You will…

    Posted 2/27/2013
  • Missing the SCWCEA’s Medical Seminar?

    The 34th Annual Medical Seminar on Workers’ Compensation is February 24-26. The topics this year will mostly surround pain management, followed by an actual, live Full Commission hearing. If you won’t be there, we’d like to invite you to attend our free webinar “What You Missed at the Medical Seminar” on March 5 from 10:00am –…

    Posted 2/19/2013
  • Mandatory Mediation Update

    Last year, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission submitted proposed regulations to the Legislature regarding mediation in workers’ compensation cases.  These regulations would require mediation in certain workers’ compensation cases, including any case in which the Claimant is alleging permanent and total disability.  The regulations are still pending legislative review.  They will be approved automatically if…

    Posted 2/13/2013
  • Another Court of Appeals Reversal of the WCC

    In the recent case of Fortner v. Evans Construction, the Court of Appeals once again reversed the Workers’ Compensation Commission. The court relied exclusively on testimony of witnesses that the Workers’ Compensation Commission found lacked credibility. Click here to read my detailed analysis of this case. If you have any questions about this, please call…

    Posted 2/4/2013
  • Proposed SC Legislation Would Eliminate Concurrent Jurisdiction

    A new House bill, H. 3369, would eliminate concurrent jurisdiction in South Carolina.  If the bill becomes a law, any claimant with a Federal Employers’ Liability Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, or Jones Act claim would no longer be able to also bring a claim under the South Carolina State Workers’ Compensation Act. Stay…

    Posted 2/4/2013