West Virginia Workers Compensation
Helping insured workers receive compensation for their injuries
Workers compensation is insurance mandated by state statutes that entitle employees injured in workplace-related accidents to specific benefits. Benefits may include temporary total disability benefits while you are unable to work, payment of your medical bills, permanent partial disability benefits, or total disability benefits.
Workers compensation is regulated in West Virginia by the Insurance Commissioner. The available benefits may include—
- Medical coverage for your injuries
- The right to choose your own physician
- Up to 104 weeks of payments for temporary total disability based upon a percentage of the worker's wage, subject to weekly maximum and minimum amounts
- Payments for permanent total disability based upon a percentage of the worker's wage, subject to weekly maximum and minimum amounts until the worker becomes entitled to Social Security retirement benefits
- Payments for permanent partial disability based upon a percentage of the worker's wage, subject to weekly maximum and minimum amounts
- Physical and vocational rehabilitation if you cannot assume the same job as a result of your injuries
- Compensation for occupational hearing loss
- Death benefits payable to the worker's surviving spouse and children
Shaffer & Shaffer attorneys will work to get you the benefits you deserve
With workers compensation insurance in place to compensate injured workers, you might think that receiving benefits would be simple and straightforward. That is not always the case. Unreasonable delays are common and the rules are complicated. If your claim is denied, contact Shaffer & Shaffer so your case may be thoroughly assessed.
Workers compensation may not be your only option
Many injured workers are unaware that workers compensation may not be their only source of compensation for a workplace injury. Sometimes third parties can also be held responsible. For example, if your injury was caused by unsafe equipment, the manufacturer of that equipment could be held liable. Your employer can even be held responsible over and above the workers compensation in certain situations.
The legal team at Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC has the experience to determine all sources of compensation for your injuries. Shaffer & Shaffer attorneys diligently investigate the circumstances of your work injury, advise you of all of your alternatives, and fight for the compensation you deserve for your workplace injuries.
Contact Shaffer & Shaffer for a free consultation
To speak with a Shaffer & Shaffer, PLLC workers compensation lawyer about your workplace injuries and the benefits to which may be entitled, call 304.369.0511 (Madison) of 304.344.8716 (Charleston). You many also contact the attorneys of Shaffer & Shaffer online.