As a coal operator, you understand the risks and challenges posed by black lung claims filed by current and former workers. Managing and estimating black lung liabilities can be arduous, and it is important to know what options companies have to protect themselves and cover the cost of claims. Understanding how to self-insure against black lung claims is critical in deciding whether to purchase black lung insurance from a provider or self-insure.
Employers served by the workers’ compensation defense team at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC often have questions about WV temporary total disability (TTD) benefits, including acceptable reasons for stopping WV TTD benefits, when reopening a workers’ compensation claim for TTD benefits is permitted, and more. In this second blog in a series of two, we answer some of the frequently asked questions we receive regarding TTD benefits in West Virginia.
When you are selling or purchasing commercial property in West Virginia (WV), it’s critical to know what is involved in the WV commercial real estate closing process. Commercial real estate transactions are often more complicated than residential transactions because they usually involve more parties and different liability concerns, plus there is usually more money at stake.
Jenkins Fenstermaker’s West Virginia (WV) workers’ compensation defense team often receives questions regarding the handling of claims for workers' compensation in WV. Specifically, clients and other interested parties frequently need information on WV temporary total disability (TTD) benefits, including rates, time limits, and closure of claims. In response to this need, our WV workers’ compensation lawyers created a “cheat sheet” with quick facts to answer some of the most common WV workers’ compensation questions.
As of July 1, 2022, West Virginia (WV) employers are navigating a new WV workers’ compensation review system.