THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.† IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
Peter G. Oliver, Respondent,
AT&T Nassau Metals, Appellant.
Appeal From Richland County
Paul M. Burch, Circuit Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2006-UP-073
Submitted January 1, 2006 Ė Filed February 2, 2006
Grady L. Beard and Michael W. Burkett, both of Columbia, for Appellant.†
Preston F. McDaniel, of Columbia, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM:† AT&T Nassau Metals appeals an order of the circuit court that dismissed AT&Tís motion to dismiss.† We dismiss AT&Tís appeal.
Peter G. Oliver filed an action seeking workerís compensation benefits.† The single commissioner found Oliver totally and permanently disabled.† AT&T appealed to the full commission.† The commission reversed the single commissionerís order and remanded for a de novo hearing.† Oliver appealed to the circuit court.† AT&T moved to dismiss Oliverís appeal as interlocutory and not immediately appealable.† The circuit court denied AT&Tís motion to dismiss.† AT&T appeals.
AT&T argues the circuit court erred in denying its motion to dismiss Oliverís appeal.† We dismiss AT&Tís appeal.
Section 14-3-330 of the South Carolina Code limits this courtís ability to hear appeals.† Only final judgments and certain interlocutory orders are appealable.† S.C. Code Ann. ß 14-3-330 (1976 & Supp. 2005).† An interlocutory order is not immediately appealable unless it involves the merits of the case or affects a substantial right.† Id.† The denial of a motion to dismiss is not immediately appealable.† McLendon v. South Carolina Depít of Highways & Pub. Transp., 313 S.C. 525, 526, 443 S.E.2d 539, 540 (1994).†
The order on appeal in this case involves the denial of a motion to dismiss and does not involve the merits or affect a substantial right.† Accordingly, the appeal is
STILWELL, KITTREDGE, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.
 †††††† We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.