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February 2020 Blog

  • Tried and True Tips for Initial Claim Investigation

    A solid initial investigation pays significant dividends in all types of workers’ compensation claims.  It helps to ensure that valid claims are handled efficiently and that invalid claims are properly denied. One of the most important aspects of an investigation is to talk to the injured employee about the accident as early as possible in…

    Posted 2/19/2020
  • Workers’ Comp Fundamentals: The Laches Defense

    In 2018, the SC Court of Appeals defined the affirmative defense of laches as neglect for an unreasonable and unexplained length of time under circumstances affording opportunity for diligence, to do what in law should have been done.   In other words, laches is an unreasonable delay in pursuing a claim that results in prejudice to…

    Posted 2/11/2020