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Supreme Court Awards Benefits to Daughter of Miner Who Died in His Sleep

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 575 | 0 | 0 min read

The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a miner’s daughter was entitled to benefits after he died in his sleep more than a year after a traumatic head injury at work. Case: Amfire v. Hunt, No. 16-1187, 10/10/2017, published. Facts: Russell Hunt sustained a head injury in March 2009 when a wrench fell from a coal mine's ceiling and hit him on the head.  The injury left him unconscious for one minute and resulted in a golf-ball-size knot on his head. The state medical examiner later attributed Hunt’s death to the injury. Hunt died in his sleep while at home ...

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