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The affirmative defense of "Willful Intent"

Posted by Katie Phipps | Jun 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

There are four statutory affirmative defenses to a WC claim in SC-intoxication, statute of limitations, notice and willful intention. We examined Notice in the last newsletter. This issue we will explore the state of the law as it relates to the affirmative defense of “willful intention.” To perf...

What happens if you die in SC without a will?

Posted by Katie Phipps | Nov 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you live in SC and die without a will, your estate would be distributed in accordance the state's intestate succession laws.  Essentially, this means your closest living relatives will take.  If you are married without children your entire estate will go to your wife. If you have children and ...

I have been injured on the job, what should I do next?

Posted by Katie Phipps | Nov 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Report your accident to your supervisor or HR as soon as it occurs. If your accident is the result of repetitive motion, report it as soon as you have any reason to believe it was caused by your duties. It is standard for the employer to ask you take a drug test when an accident occurs. Tell y...

Can the carrier talk to or communicate with my doctor?

Posted by Katie Phipps | Nov 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Yes, as long they follow very specific rules. When you have a claim and the carrier is covering your medical expenses, the adjuster or NCM can communicate with your doctors in person, via phone or in writing, as long as they copy you on their correspondence and/or notify you a conversation about ...

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