The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has held that all time limitations under the West Virginia Workmen's Compensation Act are procedural and not jurisdictional, thus allowing consideration of otherwise untimely claims upon a showing of justifiable reason for delay.
Bailey v. State Workmen's Compensation Commissioner, 296 S.E.2d 901 (W. Va. 1982).
John A. McCreary Jr.,
Workmen's Compensation - Statute of Limitations - Timeliness of Claims or Appeals,
Duq. L. Rev.
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