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The Commission recognizes Mr. Duane Earles for 50 years of service! The full advisory may be accessed here
The Commission will conduct the monthly Business Meeting Monday, July 15, 2024 at 10:30AM in Hearing Room A at the Commission offices in Columbia. Participants may access the meeting online. The agenda and zoom link may be accessed here.
The Commission received the final report from the Office of State Auditor on June 26, 2024. The full report may be accessed here. The report is the result of an annual audit of the Commission's internal financial activity. 
 Regulation 67-1602 has been amended to establish electronic payment systems as the default method of payment for temporary disability and reimbursement for expenses. The full advisory and text of the regulation may be accessed here
 
 

History of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission

The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission was created on September 1, 1935 in response to the rising number of industrial accidents and resulting negligence litigation plaguing both employees and employers. The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act sought to relieve employers from burdensome litigation in exchange for an expedited process limiting their liability to payment for medical bills and lost wages while simultaneously providing a reliable framework for employees to seek compensation for work-related injuries without regard to an employer's negligence. 

Additional information regarding the History of Workers' Compensation in South Carolina can be found here