WVC 23 - 4 - 11
§23-4-11. To whom death benefits paid.
The benefits, in case of death, shall be paid to one or more
dependents of the decedent, or to any other persons, for the
benefit of all of the dependents, as may be determined by the
commission, successor to the commission, other private carrier or
self-insured employer, whichever is applicable, who may apportion
the benefits among the dependents in the manner as they consider
just and equitable. Payment to a dependent subsequent in right may
be made if the commission considers proper and it operates to
discharge all other claims for the benefits.