2022 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 42 - Workers' Compensation
Chapter 17 - Awards Procedure
Section 42-17-20. Hearing before commission on compensation payable.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 42-17-20 (2022)

If the employer and the injured employee or his dependents fail to reach an agreement in regard to compensation under this title within fourteen days after the employer has knowledge of the injury or after a death or if they have reached such an agreement which has been signed and filed with the commission and compensation has been paid or is due in accordance therewith and the parties thereto then disagree as to the continuance of any weekly payment under such agreement, either party may make application to the commission for a hearing in regard to the matters at issue and for a ruling thereon. Immediately after such application has been received the commission shall set a date for a hearing, which shall be held as soon as practicable, and shall notify the parties at issue of the time and place of such hearing. The hearing shall be held in the district in which the injury occurred, but no greater than seventy-five miles from the county seat of the county in which the injury occurred, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties and authorized by the commission. For purposes of this section, the "county seat" is the county courthouse. These districts are defined as those districts designated by the commission and in effect as of January 1, 2018.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 72-352; 1952 Code Section 72-352; 1942 Code Section 7035-60; 1936 (39) 1231; 1955 (49) 459; 2018 Act No. 233 (H.5153), Section 1, eff May 18, 2018.

Effect of Amendment

2018 Act No. 233, Section 1, in the third sentence, substituted "district in which the injury occurred, but no greater than seventy-five miles from the county seat of the" for "city or", and added the fourth and fifth sentences, relating to the definition of "county seat" and the designation of districts, respectively.

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