Mar. 17 2020

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Suspends Live Hearings Until May 1, 2020

In response to Governor McMaster’s Executive Order 2020-11 issued on March 19, 2020, the SC Workers’ Compensation Commission’s office located at 1333 Main Street Columbia, SC 29202 will be closed to the public until further notice. The Commission will be operating with minimal staff on-site with the remaining staff working from home. The public’s safety remains our top priority and appropriate safety protocols will be followed to minimize the spread of the COVID19.

Effective immediately all live hearings are suspended until May 1, 2020, except for emergency situations, which will be determined on a case by case basis. Hearings on motions and other pleadings may be conducted by telephone. Parties wanting to reschedule or postpone a hearing must contact the jurisdictional Commissioner’s office. The Commission will readdress this policy on May 1, 2020.

Until further notice, all pleadings, motions, settlements and other claim related documents that cannot be submitted electronically must be submitted to the Commission by the US Postal Service. Responses to pleadings must be emailed to judicialanalysts@wcc.sc.gov. Form 70 Mediator Report must be emailed to mediation@wcc.sc.gov. Personal delivery of documents will be accepted only in extreme circumstances.

The notice may be found here.

South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Tips and Protocols may be found here.

Questions? Contact one of MGC’s workers’ compensation attorneys.

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