Workers' Compensation

WV: House Speaker Requests Delay in Raising Workers' Comp Premiums for Volunteer Fire Depts.

CHARLESTON, WV - The Charleston Daily Mail reports that House Speaker Rick Thompson has asked Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline to delay what will be a significant increase of workers' compensation premiums for volunteer fire departments, citing concerns about the fire departments' inability to pay such premiums and the possibility that many such departments will need to shut down.