By Steven Wellman of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC posted in Workers' Compensation on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
A common question our workers' compensation practice group receives relates to the payment of workers' compensation claimant attorney fees by claims administrators. With the media reporting daily about excessive attorney fee awards in other areas, concern over this issue is understandable. However, in the context of West Virginia workers' compensation, the claims administrator rarely has to pay a claimant's attorney fees.
By Steven Wellman of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC posted in Workers' Compensation on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
Our attorneys are often asked whether a West Virginia employer or workers' compensation carrier may conduct surveillance of a claimant and, if so, how that evidence may be used in potentially fraudulent claims