By Steven Wellman of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC posted in Workers' Compensation on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Predicting how the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will decide cases has become less certain because three of the five justices joined the court less than one year ago. That is no less true for workers' compensation decisions. But appellate court decisions and related events to date may indicate a change in direction to a more conservative insurer- and employer-friendly court. Jenkins Fenstermaker's Steve Wellman analyzes 2019 WV workers' compensation trends to date.
By Steven Wellman of Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC posted in Workers' Compensation on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Law in the area of workers' compensation differs from state to state, so when you're defending workers' compensation claims, it's critical to work with an attorney who knows your state system through and through. West Virginia (WV) uses a three-tiered system to adjudicate workers' compensation claims, starting with the Office of Judges (OOJ) and ending at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. The intermediate tier is known as the WV Workers' Compensation Board of Review (BOR). This blog will detail the function of the BOR and how it affects employers in the Mountain State.