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June 2015

  • The Extent of the Carrier’s Right to Direct Treatment

    SC Code Sections 42-15-60 and 42-15-80 specify that the choice of the treating physician belongs to the employer.  This is a right afforded under the Act that must be protected, particularly in light of the increasing numbers of orthopedic groups expanding the scope of their practices by adding pain management specialists.  I recently had a…

  • Some Insight Into Occupational Disease Claims

    Last week, the Court of Appeals filed its opinion in the case of Dority vs. CTR of the Carolinas.  The opinion was unpublished, which means we cannot use the case to argue to the Workers’ Compensation Commission or the Courts that they have to follow this case.  However, it is a good indication of what…