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Informal Conferences and Hearings

This division is responsible for reviewing, preparing case summaries, and assigning all contested claims for either an informal conference or hearing.

 

Informal Conferences

An informal conference is scheduled in an admitted case when the employee has been released by the treating physician to return to work.   A Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner presides over the conference to review the case and determine if any further benefits are due. 

The employee or the employer's representative may request an informal conference.  The employee may request a conference by writing a letter to the Commission; the employer's representative may request a conference on a Form 18

Frequently Asked Questions About Informal Conferences 


Informal Conferences Schedule

November 2014

December 2014

 

Contact

Kelly Goodale

kgoodale@wcc.sc.gov

Robin Strama

rstrama@wcc.sc.gov

 

 

 

 

Hearings

An injured worker may request a hearing by filing a Form 50, Employee's Request for a Hearing, unless the issues involve temporary benefits terminated by the employer within 150 days after notice of the accident. In such cases, the injured worker can request a hearing by filing Form 15, Part III of the Temporary Compensation Report.   A hearing is granted within 60 days of the request.  Please be aware that there is a $25 filing fee each for Form 50 and Form 15.

An employer can request a hearing by filing Form 21, Employer's Request for Hearing, and paying a $25 filing fee.

Contact

Audra Higbe

ahigbe@wcc.sc.gov

Tracy Riddle

triddle@wcc.sc.gov

Amanda Young

ayoung@wcc.sc.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department Contact Information

Telephone:      803-737-5675

Fax:                803-737-1281