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Discovery and Workers' Compensation Defense

Each party is entitled to compel the attendance of any witness whose testimony may be relevant and material. This could take place at a deposition or at a hearing. Similarly, each party may compel the production of books, papers, correspondence, memoranda and other records (including medical records) relevant to the workers' compensation claim by issuing a Form 27, Subpoena for the same. At Trask & Howell, L.L.C., our attorneys have extensive litigation experience in workers' compensation defense. We assist employers, insurance carriers, insurance funds and self-insured employers in South Carolina, as well as many national companies with operations in the state. We work diligently to resolve workers' compensation claims in a cost-effective manner.

Medical Reports

Physicians are required to furnish all medical information relevant to the employee's injury upon request. No payment should be made until all such reports are received. Unfortunately, it is often necessary to subpoena records from a medical provider to obtain prior medical records, records of other doctors, correspondence and any special reports that should be considered before a hearing.

We Understand Workers' Compensation Law

Trask & Howell, L.L.C., consists of eight attorneys well-versed in South Carolina workers' compensation law. We keep pace with developments in case law and trends in decision-making by commissioners. Harold Trask is a former Chairman of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission, and both Mr. Trask, Roy Howell and Kirsten Barr have been selected numerous times by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of workers' compensation (Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), most recently in 2011.