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John Webb recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a global coal mining company in a workers’ compensation hearing loss trial.
The Plaintiff filed suit against his employer claiming permanent hearing impairment arising out of his employment. Defendant denied that any of the coal miner’s hearing loss was due to occupational hazards of his employment.
A bench trial was conducted by Judge Annetta Verin in the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County, Alabama to resolve the issue. Following the bench trial, Judge Verin entered a judgment in favor of Defendant and dismissed the Plaintiff’s claim with prejudice.