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Arch Coal, Inc. v. Lemon: When Job Activity Worsens a Noncompensable Injury

In a very rare WV workers' compensation rehearing, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has reversed its earlier decision denying a workers' compensation claim for a secondary injury. In the first opinion, the court determined that the injury was not compensable because it was not work-related. On rehearing, the court withdrew its earlier decision, finding it was based on an inappropriate re-weighing of the facts. The court affirmed the determination by the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Board of Review, which had concluded that when job activity worsens a noncompensable injury, the resulting new injury is compensable.
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