We hope you enjoy the spring edition of the 2011 Workers' Compensation Quarterly Newsletter. Please send any questions to Practice Group Chair Ellen Adams.


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Commission Clarifies the Form 14B (Physician's Statement)

The Commission has issued an advisory notice that final release agreements with unrepresented claimants may be accompanied by a doctor's narrative instead of a Form 14B if the narrative indicates future medical needs and what those needs are.  This is welcomed news. Read more.


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Why the Mail May Stop on July 1, 2011

Attorney Christian Boesl Reports:

By July 1, 2011, mail carrying "required information" may not reach the South Carolina Second Injury Fund (SIF).  With the enactment of � 42-7-320, an employer, self-insurer or insurance carrier must have submitted all required information for consideration of accepting a claim to the Second Injury Fund. Read more.

South Carolina Case Law Updates  

 Stumble on Sidewalk While Leaving 

 Work Not Compensable

 Matute v. Palmetto Health, 391 S.C. 291, 

 705 S.E.2d 472 (Ct. App. 2011)


 Penalties for Non-Payment

 now Mandatory

 Hudson v. Lancaster Convalescent Center, Op. No. 4705, S.C. Ct. App., April 12, 2011, 2011 WL 1548207.


Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition Compensable Where Direct Causal Connection Existed Between the Repetitive Job Duties and the Aggravation

Murphy v. Owens Corning, Op. No. 4807, S.C. Ct. App., March 9, 2011, 2011 WL 873152.

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