West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

Case Status


Docket Number

1-C-319 3-C-63


Case Updates


June 29, 2006

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals agreed to consider whether employees may seek redress for work-related claims outside the workers’ compensation system. Approximately 1,500 current and former employees of a glass and light bulb manufacturing plant in West Virginia claim they were harmed by exposure to hazardous substances while at work. In its brief, NCLC stated the lower court decision to allow plaintiffs to seek remedies under common tort law was wrong. Rather, NCLC pointed out that the Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted to address such claims.

NCLC files amicus brief regarding workers’ compensation, common law, and exposure to hazardous materials

February 21, 2006

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