Is there a fresh new way to approach the claims process when dealing with workers’ compensation matters?
Collins & Lacy’s attorney Rebecca Rayner has had the pleasure of speaking with Joe Paonessa of J.P. Investigative Group to help you understand what role investigations play in workers’ compensation cases. Head here to tune in to this new Legal Bench episode, recorded live at the 2021 South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Meeting in… Continue Reading
South Carolina has a new state-of-the-art burn injury center within MUSC in Charleston, and Collins & Lacy’s attorney Lauren Trask caught up with its Chief of Burn Surgery at the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Meeting in Myrtle Beach. Dr. Steven Kahn explains the latest procedures for burn treatment in the new episode of… Continue Reading
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 July 22, 2019, the FDA announced approval for a generic version of Lyrica, a popular drug for nerve pain. The patent for Lyrica expired on June 19, 2019. lyrica generic Vs Name Brand Lyrica Lyrica currently costs roughly $9 a pill, while the generic version costs about 57 cents per pill. This drastically reduces prescription… 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
On January 9, 2013, in an unpublished opinion, the South Carolina Court of Appeals found (1) an insured was liable to its insurer for final premiums based upon remuneration paid to the insured’s employees; and (2) the insurer did not act in bad faith by cancelling the insured’s workers’ compensation policy where the insured failed… Continue Reading
Post by Aisha Taylor There is an obesity epidemic in this country. Obesity’s impact on the workplace is profound, with employer paid, obesity-related health care costs approaching $8 billion per year. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity and associated health conditions, particularly diabetes, are responsible of the increase in employee health… Continue Reading
Sandra Bartley v. AllendaleCountySchool District, Employer, and South Carolina School Board Insurance Trust, Carrier, Respondents Hearing Date – March 1, 2011 Filed April 11, 2011 A recent South Carolina Supreme Court case has emphasized the need for carriers, employers and their respective counsel to be vigilant in examining claims involving aggravation of a preexisting… Continue Reading
Greetings! Although one of the perks of working at Collins and Lacy is starring in “The Professor’s” (a.k.a Stan Lacy’s) Comp Camp movies, the real benefit of practicing law here is being a part of a team of dedicated and talented attorneys working for businesses of South Carolina. That being said, let’s get to the meat of this post… Continue Reading