Widow petitions court to settle workers' comp claim on children’s behalf

By Robert Hadley | Apr 21, 2016

KEYSER – A Mineral County woman is petitioning to obtain court authority to settle a claim on behalf of her three minor children, who were left fatherless after a work-related accident.

Valerie Rogers, her adult son Cody, and four minor children, Hunter, Raven, Sierra and Xavier Rogers, filed a lawsuit April 15 in Mineral Circuit Court against United Parcel Service Inc.


According to the complaint, Valerie Rogers’ husband, Darius Rogers, was killed May 9 while driving a tractor-trailer for UPS on Interstate 79 southbound in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Valerie and the couple’s surviving children filed a workers' compensation claim on behalf of Darius Rogers, and Valerie seeks to accept a life insurance settlement on their behalf.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Traci L. Wiley of Cipriana & Werner P.C. of Charleston. Judge Lynn Nelson is assigned to the case.

Mineral Circuit Court Case number 16-C-24

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