David Hawkins and Kim Hawkins, et al. v. WV Dept. of Public Safety, et al.

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Plaintiff, who was injured in the course of his employment as a state trooper, appeals the circuit court's order dismissing his common law negligence suit against the W.Va. State Police. Although uniformed troopers are not covered by Workers' Compensation, the circuit court referenced Workers' Compensation immunity provisions to conclude that the State Police has statutory immunity for injury claims of its uniformed members sustained in the course and scope of their employment.