Dangerous Or Defective Mining Equipment Can Lead To Severe Injuries
Coal miners put themselves at risk on a daily basis working with large pieces of equipment well below the surface of the earth. When the condition of the mining equipment is sub-par, miners are even more vulnerable to serious and life-threatening injuries. If you or your loved one was in a coal mining accident, don’t just select any attorney to preserve your rights. Invest in a personal injury lawyer with an intricate understanding of the coal mining industry.
At Greene Ketchum, we don’t just dabble in handling work injury claims. We have more than 60 years of experience advocating for injured coal miners and families with fatal accident claims throughout West Virginia. We have a thorough understanding of the regulations coal mining companies are expected to follow in maintaining a safe premise. If you or your loved one’s life was put at risk operating defective coal mining equipment, contact our law firm for a free initial consultation.
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Determining The Cause Of Coal Mining Accidents In West Virginia
Every coal mining accident claim is fact-specific. We have extensive experience advocating for injured workers, yet we never make any false assumptions about the cause of a coal mining accident. We consult industry-leading experts including engineers, former mine safety and health administrators and mining experts to determine how the accident occurred.
Part of our focus is to understand if the use of faulty equipment ultimately caused the roof to collapse. We also try to understand if the equipment was properly inspected before the start of every shift. Our industrial work injury lawyers are fully prepared to determine if the equipment was not properly maintained or if a manufacturer designed faulty mining equipment, such as:
- Continuous miners
- Shuttle cars
- Roof bolters
Our legal team is aware of the safety regulations coal mining companies are expected to follow. We also have a clear understanding of how mining equipment is expected to operate. If you or your loved one’s life was put at risk from faulty equipment, we are fully prepared to help you assert your legal rights. We have extensive experience pursuing civil lawsuits against subcontractors, manufacturers and other third parties responsible for causing coal mining accidents. This is a valuable way to help injured workers and families with fatal accident claims obtain a recovery above and beyond workers’ compensation.
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All of our third-party coal mining claims are prepared for a favorable trial verdict. This often prompts insurance adjusters to make large settlement offers knowing we will not back down against them in trial. Contact our coal mining equipment injury lawyers to learn how we can help you assert your legal rights during a free consultation.