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Congratulations to our partner Scott Masel, who successfully appealed an adverse decision from the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. The South Carolina Court of Appeals agreed with Scott that the Commission erred in finding our client's injury was an idiopathic fall not compensable as an "injury by accident arising out of and in the course of [her] employment." S.C. Code Ann. § 42-1-160(A) (2015).  The insurance company denied the claim and refused to pay any benefits for our client's very substantial injuries.  After reviewing the surveillance video, the Court of Appeals agreed with Scott that our client "was undeniably performing a work task when she "suffered an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of her employment." Exactly what workers compensation insurance is supposed to cover.

To read the full opinion, go to

http://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/COA/5491.pdf


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