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April 2020 Blog

  • Settlements in the Time of COVID

    You just got out of a claim review, and your supervisor has told you “again” that you have too many open workers’ compensation files, and your account representatives are screaming about their loss run reports. Dejected and deflated, you hang up the phone, and wonder what to do. It will take you forever to contact…

    Posted 4/30/2020
  • Applicability of Credibility to Audibility and Disability

    The South Carolina Supreme Court recently decided a case, Crane v. Ravers Discount Tire Rack and South Carolina Uninsured Employer’s Fund, which clarifies, and perhaps limits, the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s ability to support factual findings related to compensability or entitlement to benefits. Crane suffered an acute injury to his ears on February 14, 2019 when…

    Posted 4/27/2020
  • Is It Legal to Record Video Calls?

    I recently blogged about the potential issues with video platforms, like Zoom.  Many businesses are continuing to work in these platforms and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Law360 recently published an article about the legal ramifications of recording these calls.  In it, the article explains that each state has its own…

    Posted 4/21/2020
  • Update on COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina

    Clement Rivers, LLP is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network. With 145 member firms across the globe (80 in the United States) ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. ALFA recently asked us to provide…

    Posted 4/17/2020
  • Proper Cyber Precautions in the Current Norm

    As more and more people work and socialize online during this bizarre time, hackers have ramped up their bad acts.  These black hats have even gone so far as to force a hospital to shut down its IT operations and postpone urgent surgical interventions.  Hackers will not exercise restraint because the world is in crisis.  We need…

    Posted 4/6/2020