What training and risk management strategies are utilized by a large road and bridge construction company? Collins & Lacy Workers’ Compensation attorney, Jennifer Newman, speaks with Jeffrey Hanson of the United Infrastructure Group on today’s podcast episode. Listen here.
On January 20, 2016, the South Carolina Court of Appeals handed down its opinion in Russell v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2016 WL 231216, and held that claimant is not required to prove a change of condition by objective evidence. Russell injured her back on November 3, 2009 lifting something heavy. Because she was pregnant, diagnostic… Continue Reading
Addressing an issue that is being litigated around the country, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled this month that an exotic dancer was an employee of a gentlemen’s club and is therefore entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Lewis v. L.B. Dynasty, — S.C. –, — S.E.2d –, No. 2012-213376, 2015 WL 1223710 (Mar. 18, 2015). Lewis danced… Continue Reading
Whether an Employer regularly employed four or more employees, and thus, was subject to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and the Notice Requirement were fully addressed by the South Carolina Court of Appeals in Hartzell v. Palmetto Collision, LLC, and South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Uninsured Employers Fund, Opinion No. 5176 (S.C. Ct. App. File October 9, 2013). The… Continue Reading