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February 2016 Blog

  • Continuing WCC Scrutiny of Final Settlements

    A few months ago, we told you that our Commissioners were looking more strictly at settling future medicals in clincher conferences for unrepresented claimants.  Not only does this trend seem to be continuing, some Commissioners seem to be taking a closer look at the indemnity portion of settlements as well. South Carolina Code Section 42-9-390…

    Posted 2/23/2016
  • Matt Riddle’s News 2 Interview

    Clement Rivers, LLP attorney Matt Riddle serves as Vice President of Kids’ Chance of South Carolina, a nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships to children of injured workers in SC.  He recently spoke with Charleston News 2’s Octavia Mitchell about several upcoming Kids’ Chance fundraisers.  CLICK HERE to view the video of Matt’s news appearance,…

    Posted 2/11/2016
  • 2016 SC WC Fundamentals

    The attorneys at Clement Rivers, LLP hope that you are all having a prosperous year so far.  Our Workers’ Compensation group has put together an information sheet on South Carolina Workers’ Compensation laws, including information about scheduled members, SC forms, and compensation rates.  You may save this to your desktop for easy reference. As always,…

    Posted 2/3/2016
  • A Picture May Not Be Worth 1000 Words

    A picture is worth a thousand words… or so we thought, before reading a recent South Carolina Court of Appeals decision in the case of Russell v. Wal-Mart, Inc. The claimant in that case sustained an admitted, minor back injury that did not require surgery.  At a hearing, the Claimant received 7% PPD to the…

    Posted 2/2/2016