Now to the real reason for my post this morning. Here is a quick workers’ comp case law update and practice point garnered from a case recently decided in the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
|Post by Anne Marie Hempy|
The Court of Appeals recently interpreted S.C. Code. Ann. § 42-9-90, and no longer are penalties within the discretion of the Commission. If payment is not made within the 14 days set forth in the statute, a 10% penalty is required.
Practice Point: From now on, defense counsel and carriers must pay extra attention to insure prompt payment pursuant to an agreement or order.