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September 2014 Blog

  • December Charleston WC Seminar

    December Charleston WC Seminar Brian Quisenberry and I will be speaking at an Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar in Charleston on December 11.We’ll be discussing using social media in a workers’ compensation claim and the overlapping issues in workers’ compensation law and employment law. If these topics sound interesting, you’re missing Comp Camp this year, or…

    Posted 9/25/2014
  • Kickball and Compensability

    The SC Supreme Court recently found an injury that occurred during a company kickball game compensable in Whigham v Jackson Dawson Communications.  Under the facts of this case, the Claimant was employed as  the Director of Creative Solutions at the employer, which was a marketing, advertising, and public relations company.  Part of his employment required…

    Posted 9/5/2014
  • SC Circuit Court Agrees with YCR Attorney Leslie Whitten, Denies Claimant “Second Bite at the Apple”

    In South Carolina, Workers’ Compensation claimants and their attorneys often try to maximize benefits by tacking on an alleged psychological injury in the context of a physical change of condition claim.  YCR Attorney Leslie Whitten recently won a hard-fought victory in this type of complex case; a result that will allow her client to avoid…

    Posted 9/2/2014