In 2020, the number of compensation claims for black lung in West Virginia (WV) was topped only by Pennsylvania, with Kentucky a close third. Employers in any state with coal production must be prepared to navigate the black lung claim process to protect against inappropriate or fraudulent claims. While the process does not appear to be complicated at first blush, the failure to comply with strict evidentiary and disclosure requirements and deadlines can be fatal to a company’s defense. Working with qualified black lung defense attorneys is critical to protecting a coal operator or insurer.
Commercial real estate matters are complex and involve significant investment of time and money. These deals generally have impacts beyond the issue immediately at hand, and the ripple effects of a problem can be far-reaching for West Virginia (WV) businesses and individuals involved in commercial transactions. To facilitate the transaction and protect the investment, individuals and businesses dealing with commercial real estate disputes in WV need the reliable legal counsel and representation of an experienced WV commercial real estate attorney.
When someone passes away, it may seem like property and finances follow an immediate flow directly to the surviving relatives as inheritance. There are several steps, however, as part of the Ohio probate timeline that must take place before receiving inheritance. This process can be wrapped up quickly or may take place over a year or more depending on the complexity of the estate. The easiest way to navigate the probate process is to find a southern Ohio probate attorney who is familiar with the timelines and can help guide you through the processes as quickly as possible.
Few subjects seem to generate as many questions as West Virginia’s statutory requirement stating that workers’ compensation claims must be filed on the state-approved form, known as WV Form OIC-WC-1, or the “WC-1” for short. The purpose of this article is to update you regarding case law trends pertaining to the WV Form WC-1 requirement.
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the restaurant industry like nothing in recent memory, yet many business owners, operators, and staff rose to the challenge with grit and innovation. Some of the restaurant COVID solutions that were adopted to keep businesses afloat and ensure public health and safety—from new services to improved technology—are likely to stick around as consumers and restaurant operators realize new value and opportunities.