WVC 23 - 4 - 16 A
§23-4-16a. Interest on benefits.
Whenever any award of temporary total, permanent partial or
permanent total disability benefits or dependent benefits is made
on or after the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred
seventy-one, and a protest is filed to the award or an appeal is
taken from the award by an employer only and not by the claimant or
dependent and the award is not ultimately denied or reduced
following the protest or appeal, the commission, successor to the
commission, other private carrier or self-insured employer,
whichever is applicable, shall add interest to the award at the
simple rate of six percent per annum from the date the award would
have been payable had the protest or appeal not been filed or
taken, exclusive of any period for which a continuance was granted
upon motion of any party other than the protesting or appealing
employer. Any interest payable shall be charged to the account of
the protesting or appealing employer to the extent that the
benefits upon which such interest is computed are charged to the
account of the employer.
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