SC - First Responders, Lawmaker Hope Governor Can Order COVID-19 Presumption
First responders in South Carolina, like their counterparts in Florida and Minnesota, are urging the governor to issue an order making COVID-19 illness compensable.
South Carolina's comp law does not cover complications from pandemics, and the director of the state compensation agency said judges would have to review claims on a case-by-ca...
TX - Governor Approves Suspension of Required Medical Exams During Crisis
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In keeping with his declaration of a statewide public health disaster, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a request to suspend required medical exams for injured workers, the latest order of several that have slowed the state workers' compensation system to a crawl.
The Division of Workers' Compensation said in a bulletin Friday that ...