|Post by Stan Lacy|
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission is revising the Form 21 to make it more flexible and user friendly. Keith Roberts, a second year law student who clerks at the Commission, sent an e-mail last week to a number of defense attorneys asking for comments on a proposed new form.
Improving the Form 21 was universally received, and the comments and suggestions varied. One common idea among the attorneys, however, was the need for a paragraph in the form that allows the defense to request a hearing for any reason, not just to suspend or terminate compensation. The Commission was scheduled to consider changes to the form at its business meeting yesterday, March 21, 2011. We will track the Commission’s progress and report on it again Thursday. That’s just another reason to keep following this blog. – Stan