West Virginia Insurance Federation
c/o Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Jill C. Rice
P.O. Box 11887
Charleston, WV 25301

Workers' Compensation

Workers compensation insurance covers the cost of medical care and rehabilitation for workers injured on the job. It also compensates them for lost wages and provides death benefits for their dependents if they are killed in work-related accidents. Workers compensation systems vary from state to state. State statutes and court decisions control many aspects, including the handling of claims, the evaluation of impairment and settlement of disputes, the amount of benefits injured workers receive and the strategies used to control costs. In 2005, the West Virginia Legislature adopted legislation that moved the State's workers compensation system from a state-administered program to a private program in which private insurance companies, like those who are members of the West Virginia Insurance Federation, now provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to employers.

Workers Compensation Overview (Insurance Information Institute)

Workers Compensation Transition Report

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