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West Virginia man sues employer for on-the-job brain injury

Imagine going to work and getting injured. Do you know what you would do next? Many people who sustain mining injuries in West Virginia know that an attorney can provide them with insight on how to bring a case for workplace accidents.

And that is just what a Kanawha County man did after he suffered a serious brain injury at Eagle Mine. He has recently filed a lawsuit against Newton Energy, Inc.; Patriot Coal Corporation and Kanawha Eagle Coal, LLC, after part of the mine roof fell on his head and neck. At first, the man just thought he had suffered a concussion and a minor sprain in his shoulder and upper right arm, but he soon found out it was much worse.

After months of pain, dizziness, severe headaches, loss of balance and troubles with his cognitive processes, the man finally went back to the doctor to discover that he had an organic brain injury and loss of brain tissue. Now, he is looking to hold the mining companies liable for his pain and suffering and his permanent bodily injury.

He alleged that he sustained serious mining injuries because the mining and energy companies were negligent in their protection of him. Specifically, he says they knew of the unsafe working conditions in the mine and failed to fix them before sending him into the mine to work. They also knew of the risks and dangers within.

There are a lot of people who work in West Virginia's mines and none of them should have to worry that they are putting themselves in danger. Employers must provide their employees with safe workspaces and can be held liable when they don't.

Source: The West Virginia Record, "Kanawha couple sues Newton Energy for work-related injuries," Kyla Asbury, June 4, 2012

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