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Woman files suit over alleged injuries from horse trampling

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 2, 2019


NEW CUMBERLAND – A Kentucky woman is suing her employers over allegations she was not provided a safe working environment when she was injured by a horse.

Jodi Pointer filed the lawsuit against 881 Ross Road LLC, Behrmann Farms, Dennis Behrmann and John Doe in Hancock Circuit Court alleging negligence and other counts.

The suits states Pointer was working for the defendants on June 19, 2018, when she was trampled by a horse and sustained injuries to her stomach, foot, ankle and other parts of her body. She alleges she was not provided workers' compensation benefits.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly train, hire, instruct and supervise their employees and failed to provide a safe working environment.

The plaintiff also alleges she entered into a written agreement with the defendants to purchase real estate, farm land, horses and other items and put money down. She alleges the defendants ordered her to leave the property and did not fulfill the contractual obligations.

Pointer is seeking compensatory damages. She is represented by Vincent S. Gurrera of Gurrera Law Office in Weirton and Alex Risovich of Risovich Law Offices in Weirton.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Ronald E. Wilson.

Hancock Circuit Court case number 19-C-56

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