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January 2018 Blog

  • Hooray for the Court of Appeals

    The Court of Appeals issued an opinion favorable to employers and insurance carriers in Harrison v. Owen Steel Company, Inc. filed on January 10, 2018. In September 2008, Harrison suffered an admitted workplace injury to his neck while working for Owen Steel Company. Owen Steel provided medical treatment through Dr. Holbrook, who performed a cervical…

    Posted 1/31/2018
  • 2018 SC WC Fundamentals

    Happy new year everyone!  From all of us at Clement Rivers, LLP, we wish you a great 2018. As we do every year, our Workers’ Compensation group has created an information sheet on South Carolina Workers’ Compensation laws, which includes information about scheduled members, SC forms, and compensation rates.  Please save this to your desktop…

    Posted 1/12/2018
  • Make Mediation Preparation Your 2018 Resolution

    Mediation of certain cases became mandatory before SC WCC for certain categories of cases on 6/28/13. I have mediated over 1,000 cases as a mediator with the majority of them being comp cases. As the commission’s rules as are less stringent than federal and state courts, there have developed some practices that are not in…

    Posted 1/2/2018