Compensation for Injuries Sustained for Unexplained Falls Arising in the Course and Scope of Employment

By Gibbs Leaphart The South Carolina Supreme Court reversed two Court of Appeals decisions last week in workers’ compensation.  In addressing two similar cases involving level floor falls, the Court apparently sought to clarify the analysis of idiopathic and unexplained falls in workers’ compensation law with what it believed to be shifting the burden to the […]

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The 38th Annual SCWCEA Conference Wrap-up, including the importance of file review during the first 150 days of a claim

By Bob Horner The Sowell Gray Stepp and Laffitte workers’ compensation team recently attended the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) 38th Annual Educational Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  The Annual Conference is designed to educate those who are involved in workers’ compensation claims in the state, including attorneys, employers, and claims’ adjusters.  […]

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Workers’ Compensation: Kickball injury arose out of and in the course of employment

In a 3-2 decision, the South Carolina Supreme Court reversed a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Commission today and held that the claimant was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he sustained during a kickball game.  The court found that because claimant organized the game as a company “team building event” that claimant was […]

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