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When to Request an Independent Medical Examination

Maximum Medical Improvement and the Independent Medical Examinations If you, or someone you love, have been injured on the job, you know that injured workers in South Carolina are entitled to workers compensation benefits, including medical treatment. Maximum Medical Improvement You may also recognize that an injured worker will likely to reach … [Read more...]

South Carolina Man Dies in Workplace Accident

Anderson County Man Dies After Workplace Accident Causes Him to Fall Into Machine A worker has died after a workplace accident caused him to fall into a metal stamping machine at an Anderson County plant. The man – 62-year-old Kendall Collier – was working on the machine at 9 AM on Tuesday, January 22nd, at Stanco Metal Products, a factory in … [Read more...]

Verizon settles Discrimination Suit for $20 Million

The Baltimore Sun reported that Verizon Wireless Communications has agreed to pay $20 Million to settle a discrimination lawsuit that claimed the company did not accommodate hundreds of workers whose absences were caused by their disabilities. The claim was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and settled last month in a … [Read more...]

NC Man Gets Workers Comp for Laser Tag Injury

Team Building Laser Tag Game Leads to Workers Compensation in North Carolina A mandatory company conference included a game of laser tag for all employees, to help build team spirit; however, the game caused one of the workers to injure his knee, so he filed a workers compensation claim. Timothy W. Holliday, a 54-year-old former territory manager … [Read more...]

SC Reviews Alternative Workers’ Compensation Plans

South Carolina Considers Other Workers' Compensation Legislation A number of states including Oklahoma and Texas currently allow employers to elect an employer injury plan over state mandated insurance coverage. South Carolina recently considered similar workers’ compensation legislation through House Bill 4197, which was proposed this time last … [Read more...]

Workers Comp Costs More for Less Benefits

Study Finds Workers Comp Costs Increasing While Benefits are Falling A new study by the National Academy of Social Insurance states that workers compensation is becoming more expensive for businesses while insurance companies are providing fewer benefits to injured workers and their families.  The study analyzed data from 2009 to 2013, and found a … [Read more...]

Dog Days of Summer of See an Increase in Worker’s Comp Claims

The dog days of summer are upon us, which means outdoor workers need to take extra precautions to avoid injury or illness. Worker's comp claims skyrocket in the summer, so take precautions! While many of us sit in our offices enjoying the air conditioning, others are outside slaving away in the hot sun. Every year thousands of workers file … [Read more...]

Workers’ Compensation for Two City of Sumter Employees?

Two City of Sumter employees may want to seek workers’ compensation after being pinned against a retaining wall causing the employees to suffer serious injuries. The Incident According to WIS, the incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, September 6. The men were working at the city’s wastewater treatment facility off Highway 521. The vacuum … [Read more...]

Are Exotic Dancers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

A South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the Workers' Compensation Commission’s decision to deny benefits to an exotic dancer injured in South Carolina. The Incident and Injuries According to the WIS, the exotic dancer received injuries resulting from gunfire after a fight broke out in a Two Notch Road strip club in 2008. The dancer, … [Read more...]

Revamped Workers Compensation Bill Now Law in California

Workers Compensation Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a new workers compensation insurance bill into law on September 18th, with the help of both state Democrats and Republicans. "Whether it's Washington or Sacramento, there are two sides. Well, today we're one side, and that one side is helping bring down the cost to businesses while … [Read more...]

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