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Ohio AEP Worker Seeks Relief after Injury Lowered His Capacity to Earn

On January 8, 2009, a plant employee had been working at a John Amos Power Plant owned by American Electric Power Company when a workplace accident changed his life forever. After a long recovery, the worker has chosen to seek relief from the courts and filed suit on January 4, 2011 for the injury that occurred nearly two years ago.

The man had been working at the John Amos Power Plant located in Putnam County, Ohio when the accident occurred. A steel beam had become dislocated and fallen where the employee had been working. The falling beam had carried with it enough force to cause serious injuries that led to major medical bills for the injured employee.

When the worker was injured, he lost more than the weekly income earned working at the plant, a measurable amount that workers' compensation alone could not cover. The worker was forced to pay expensive medical bills in order to pay for the treatment services provided by physicians and other health care workers. Costs, he says will continue into the future and cause him to incur substantial financial responsibility and liability.

According to the injured employee, the accident left him with lifelong injuries that lowered his capacity to earn at the same level as before the accident occurred. He also said that the injury caused permanent emotional pain beyond the permanent physical pain. The injuries, he said, caused him serious emotional distress and he lost enjoyment of life as a whole as a result of the accident.

Source: The Record "Ohio man sues after being hurt working at John Amos plant" Chris Dickerson 1/18/11

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