Fundamental Changes In Litigation Process of West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claims Effective July 1, 2022

July, 2022 | By James S. Maloney

Effective July 1, 2022 the West Virginia Office of Judges, which was previously the first step in the litigation process following the issuance of a protestable order by the claims administrator, ceased handling new protestable orders. With any and all protestable orders issued July 1, 2022 and thereafter, the prior Board of Review replaced the…

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West Virginia FY 2023 Workers’ Compensation Rates

| By James S. Maloney

The West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commissioner has issued the new state average weekly wage for fiscal year 2023 (dates of loss: 7/1/22 – 6/30/23). For injuries occurring on or after July 1, 2022, the following maximum weekly workers’ compensation rates are effective in West Virginia: Temporary total, permanent total and vocational rehabilitation benefits:…

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