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Nov. 10 2016

SC Supreme Court Adopts “Divided Premises Rule”

In Davaut v. USC, the Supreme Court of South Carolina adopted the “divided premises” rule and held that “when an employee crosses from one portion of her employer’s property to another over a reasonably necessary and direct route, the employee remains in the course of her employment for purposes of workers’ compensation” Op. No. 27673 (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 41 at 13-14) (Sup. Ct. filed Oct. 26, 2016). The claimant—a language professor at USC-Lancaster—was walking from the school’s library where she had been working to a parking lot provided by USC for faculty and students. To get to the parking lot, she had to cross a public street that bisected the campus. As she was crossing the street, she was struck by a vehicle and she thereafter sought workers’ compensation benefits from USC.

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Nov. 9 2016

MGC Included in 2017 “Best Law Firms” List

 

McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list for 2017. The firm was named to the “Best Law Firms” list in seven metropolitan areas:

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Sep. 14 2016

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Revises Form 14B

The SC Workers’ Compensation Commission has revised Form 14B, the Physician’s Statement, which is used to obtain an expert medical opinion on various issues including, but not limited to, a determination of maximum medical improvement, impairment ratings assigned pursuant to the AMA Guidelines to Permanent Impairment, appropriate work restrictions, and whether a claimant will be in need of future medical treatment. More importantly, Form 14B is often required to be submitted before a case can be resolved.

Please note that Form 14B has been revised to improve clarity, with regards to several of the above-referenced issues. MGC recommends our clients use the revised Form 14B.

Please click here to view the revised Form 14B on the SCWCC website.

For questions, please contact one of MGC’s workers’ compensation attorneys.

This legal update is published as a service to our clients and friends. It is intended to provide general information and does not constitute legal advice regarding any specific situation.

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Aug. 25 2016

2016 SC Workers’ Compensation Medical Services Provider Manual

The new 2016 South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Medical Services Provider Manual goes into effect September 1, 2016. It is imperative that providers and carriers obtain the new MSPM to assure compliance with South Carolina’s billing and compensation regulations. Please visit the Commission’s website, www.wcc.sc.gov, for information on how to purchase the 2016 MSPM.

For questions, please contact one of MGC’s workers’ compensation attorneys.

This legal update is published as a service to our clients and friends. It is intended to provide general information and does not constitute legal advice regarding any specific situation.

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Aug. 15 2016

26 MGC Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Doc Morgan Named Best Lawyers® 2017 Personal Injury Litigation – Defense “Lawyer of the Year” in Greenville

Doc MorganMcAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce the inclusion of 26 attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. Attorney Doc Morgan was also named Best Lawyers® 2017 Personal Injury Litigation – Defense “Lawyer of the Year” in Greenville, SC. (more…)

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Jul. 20 2016

SC Workers’ Compensation Update: 2016 Medical Fee Schedule Update

The S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission received a draft of the 2016 Medical Services Provider Manual (MSPM) at the Business Meeting on July 18, 2016. The effective date of the new fee schedule is September 1, 2016. A summary of the proposed changes can be read here. The Commission is accepting comments on the proposed changes through July 29 and will consider adopting the new schedule at the Commission Business Meeting on August 15. For additional information, visit the Commission’s website, www.wcc.sc.gov.

For questions, please contact one of MGC’s workers’ compensation attorneys.

This legal update is published as a service to our clients and friends. It is intended to provide general information and does not constitute legal advice regarding any specific situation.

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Jul. 13 2016

MGC Unveils Core Values Statement

Over the past year, our firm has spent a significant amount of time defining MGC’s Core Values. It is with great pride that we present MGC’s Core Values Statement.

Our Core Values serve as an opportunity to put into words the qualities that distinguish our firm’s culture from others. This is a living document that will evolve as we continue to grow. You will begin seeing our Core Values being used more frequently to accurately represent what we stand for as individuals and as a firm.

I want to thank each of our employees for being a part of this firm and for contributing to our success. It is the strength and character of our people that make us who we are.

-Jay Courie, Managing Member (more…)

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