Mar 06, 2015
In an article published on March 2, 2015, Michael E. Chase, a shareholder and co-leader of Turner Padget’s nationally-recognized Workplace Law Group and chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice, provides insight on why two recent decisions by the South Carolina Supreme Court have many wondering what happened to the first prong (arising out of employment) necessary for proving a claim is compensable under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act. The article details two cases that convey a workers’ compensation claimant need only satisfy the “in the course of employment” and not the “arose out of employment” prong. Chase makes the point that the Court could have simply stated that since they find the mechanics causing the injury arose out of employment, the claimant need only satisfy the additional requirement that it also occurred in the course of employment to prove a compensable injury. For the full article, please click here.