Employee hurt in workplace accident claims coal business is guilty of wrongful termination

Lincoln County, West Virginia resident Jeremiah Adkins filed a wrongful termination lawsuit on Tuesday, October 4 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Summersville-based Elite Coal Services LLC, claiming that the company terminated him after he applied for workers’ compensation benefits when he got injured during a workplace accident.

According to the complaint, Adkins was fired from employment at Elite Coal’s Allen Powellton mine on May 9, 2015 after he filed for a workers’ compensation claim when he said he got injured while performing his job duty.

Adkins wants his former company to pay for his attorneys’ fees and court costs, damages, reinstatement to his job, plus all the relief that the court deems appropriate. He seeks a trial by jury.

Being injured at your place of work can be overwhelming, especially since you now have to worry about where to get money for your daily expenses aside from worrying about your physical condition. If such a mishap happened to you in Raleigh or other areas in North Carolina, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from our attorneys at Scudder Seguin, PLLC by calling our offices today at (919) 851-3311.