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Split Supreme Court Denies Benefits to Worker Injured by Falling Box of Cheese

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 | 404 | 0 | 0 min read

A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a grocery store worker was not entitled to permanent partial disability benefits for his injuries from being struck on the head by a 30-pound box of cheese. Case: Wells v. Kroger Limited Partnership I, No. 17-0553, 12/19/2017, published. Facts: Robert Wells worked for the Kroger Co. While he was at work in October 2010, a 30-pound box of cheese fell onto his head. Wells was not wearing a hard hat or protective hat at the time of the incident. The Office of Judges later determined that Wells was entitled to benefits for a cervical strain and a...

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