As of May 1, 2020, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission will begin to issue fines for reports and forms not timely filed by their respective due date. The Commission briefly suspended issuing fines at the end of November 2019 during the implementation of KERMIT.
Now is the time to review your South Carolina claims to confirm all forms and reports are filed in compliance with the Act. This includes any forms or reports due to the Commission during the period of November 23, 2019 through April 30, 2020. The most common fine is $200.00 for failure to file timely. Common forms that receive a $200.00 fine include: Form 17, Form 18, Form 20, Form 15, and the Form 12A (First Report of Injury). Thus, failing to review your claims can be a costly mistake.
Similar to the 12A, the forms can be filed electronically. The Commission requires the subject line of the email to be labeled with the SCWCC file number followed by the form being submitted. Please see the table below for information regarding electronic filing, including the email addresses for each. For a review of when each form is due and other forms that results in fines, I recommend reading Top Five Form Fines from the S.C. Workers’ Comp. Commission by Ashley Kirkham.
|Form||Email Address||Subject Line|
|Form 15||Form15@wcc.sc.gov||WCC# 1234567 Form 15|
|Form 17||Form17@wcc.sc.gov||WCC# 1234567 Form 17|
|Form 18||Form18@wcc.sc.gov||WCC# 1234567 Form 18|
|Form 19||Form19@wcc.sc.gov||WCC# 1234567 Form 19|
|Form 20||Form20@wcc.sc.gov||WCC# 1234567 Form 20|