Coal mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Whether coal miners work underground or on the surface, they face a wide range of potentially severe hazards every day.
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Mine safety has improved drastically over the years, however, coal miners still work in the presence of danger. An injury on the job could be due to any of the following:
- Longwall shield collapse
- Longwall shearer malfunction
- Derailer and haulage track design defect
- Runaway mine car
- Methane explosion
- Coal stockpile collapse
- Failure to provide safety equipment
- Roof falls
- Rib rolls
- Defective tools and equipment
- Crush injuries from mining equipment
- Failure to train personnel
- Improper operation of mining equipment
- Deliberate exposure to danger
- Disregard for mine safety
- Silica dust (coal dust)
Coal mine injuries can affect your back, brain, head and spinal cord. You may suffer from amputations, burns, broken or crushed bones, silicosis and more. These injuries can prevent you from returning to work, making it difficult for you to support your family.
Due to the risks involved in coal mining, it is essential that you retain an attorney who is willing to look out for your long-term interest and the interests of your family. At the law firm of Wilson, Frame & Metheney, P.L.L.C., our lawyers have represented West Virginia coal mining families for more than three generations.
Contact Wilson, Frame & Metheney, P.L.L.C., For A Free Initial Consultation
Our West Virginia coal mining accident attorneys understand that legal costs are a major concern for our clients. In response to this need, we do not charge fees until we obtain compensation for you. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our firm by calling 304-292-9429 or toll free at 800-734-7070. You may also contact us online.