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CAV: Plain language mandates lighter burden on coal miner (access required)

The Workers’ Compensation Commissioner correctly interpreted a provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act to set forth a disjunctive set of proof standards, of which the claimant need satisfy only one to show permanent total disability. Background Appellee Carson Vanover, currently employed by Appellant Paramont Coal Co. Virginia LLC, was diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis on April 13, ...