West Virginia Workers Compensation Law

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West Virginia Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: None; Casual employers who employ fewer than 3 employees are exempt and agricultural services who employ fewer than 5 employees are exempt.

Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? More than 7 days

Attorney Fees Permitted: Attorney fees limited to 20% of claimant's or dependent's award, 208 week limit, statute

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