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August 2017 Blog

  • The Independent Contractor

    Earlier this month, the Court of Appeals decided the case of Sellers v. Tech Service, Inc..  In an unusual turn of events, the Court of Appeals affirmed the Commission’s decision.  However, the Commission’s decision had been to find employment/coverage.  The recent cases in which the court has overturned the Commission were findings for the defense. …

    Posted 8/23/2017
  • Preventing Solar Eclipse WC Claims

    Could there be solar eclipse-related workers’ compensation injuries? Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard that a total solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours next Monday, August 21, 2017. We here in Charleston have been inundated with talk of the eclipse. We sit squarely…

    Posted 8/16/2017
  • Fundamentals Series: The All-Important First 150 Days

    Although we typically use our blog to report news and developments in SC Workers’ Compensation Law, from time to time it helps to get back to basics.  We hope our “Workers’ Comp Fundamentals” series will be useful as a learning tool for those who are relatively new to the world of workers’ compensation, while providing…

    Posted 8/8/2017