W.Va. Supreme Court Affirms Award of Benefits in Gasoline Case

  • ALJ Decision
  • Board of Review Decision
  • Supreme Court Order

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For the second time in three months, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has affirmed workers' compensation benefits for a claimant who argued that benzene was the cause of her late husband's acute myelogenous leukemia, sources told HarrisMartin. Kenan Transport Co. v. W.Va. Office Insurance Commission, et al., No. 090274 (W.Va. Sup. Ct. App.).

In a one-page order released Jan. 22, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals declined to accept the employer's petition for appeal. The high court did not elaborate on its decision.

In November, the high court reached a similar decision in a …


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