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A bill that would cap damages in workplace injury lawsuits drew the ire of injured workers but garnered support from business interests Monday during a public hearing at the state Capitol.

West Virginia law permits workers to sue for damages above those paid through workers’ compensation if they can prove their employer acted with deliberate intent in causing the injury.

Roger Adkins covers politics. He can be reached at 304-348-4814 or email radkins@hdmediallc.com. Follow him on Twitter @RadkinsWV.

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