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Workers’ Compensation

Feb 21, 1913

Workmen’s compensation passed the West Virginia legislature, modeled on the German system Governor Hatfield studied in the Ruhr Valley coalfields

Oct, 1913

Workers’ compensation (then called workmen’s compensation) went into effect

Jun 27, 1978

Supreme Court of Appeals expanded a worker’s right to sue an employer for damages

Other events that happened on or around June 27, 1978


Legislature passed measures that softened impact of the Mandolidis decision on employers


Legislature tightened the workers' compensation eligibility rules, angering labor groups


Legislature revised workers' compensation law when it appeared the deficit was shrinking faster than expected

Other events that happened on or around 1999


For the second time, legislation was passed that eased the impact of the Mandolidis decision on employers

Jan 01, 2006

BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company began operating as the sole provider of worker’s compensation coverage in West Virginia for the next two years

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