Mining Injury Attorney Huntington WV
Coal mining is one of the world’s most dangerous occupations. Yet, it took disasters at Sago, Maverick and Aracoma to remind people of the inherent dangers coal miners face. Such disasters can be avoided if coal mining companies, machinery and equipment manufacturers, and contractors are held accountable for failing to implement, practice and enforce coal mine safety.
For more than 60 years, Greene Ketchum has helped coal miners and coal mining families assert their legal rights. We have litigated cases in West Virginia and Kentucky to ensure coal mine accident victims and their families are fairly compensated for their damages and losses. If you have been injured or suffered a wrongful death, contact a Mining Injury Attorney in Huntington, WV at Greene Ketchum for a free consultation.
Seeking A Full Financial Recovery For Coal Mining Accident Victims
We have a clear understanding of how the coal mining industry works. Coal miners face dangerous working conditions on a regular basis from potential safety concerns, involving:
- Coal-dust exposure
- Conveyor-belt slippage
- Defective Equipment
- Equipment guarding
- Unsafe coal mining equipment
- Failure to inspect
- Failure to properly train miners
- Fires and explosions
- Haulage and dump hazards
- Improper ventilation
- Loading hazards
- Longwall accidents
- Surface mining and underground mining accidents
- Platform safety
- Power wires and cable concerns
- Rib rolls and roof falls
- Stockpile collapse
- Unsafe work procedures
If you or your loved one was in a coal mining accident, we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if the mining company, equipment manufacturer or contractor ultimately caused the work-related accident. Every coal mining accident is fact specific. We consult industry-leading experts to help us understand if your employer or another third party can be held liable. We are fully prepared to help you recover benefits above and beyond workers’ compensation, if a third party’s negligent actions caused the coal mining accident.
Huntington Mining Equipment Injury Attorneys Working For You
Our work injury attorneys are familiar with the mining machinery and equipment that can cause injury to miners, such as:
- Air packs
- Belt conveyor systems
- Continuous haulage systems
- Crusher and chain conveyors
- Longwall shearers
- Man lifts
- Man trips
- Mobile roof supports
- Personnel carriers
- Plow systems
- Roof bolters
- Shield haulers
- Shield supports
- Tunneling machines
- Wheel loaders
As part of our investigation, we will evaluate the safety precautions used at the coal mining site. If the coal mining company invested in old equipment or failed to maintain the equipment, they could be held liable. We will also seek to understand if the equipment manufacturer ultimately put coal miners’ safety at risk when cutting corners. Our legal team will evaluate every angle possible to protect your rights.
Lobbying To Protect The Best Interests Of Coal Mine Workers
In addition to helping our clients obtain a full financial recovery, we are committed to improving the working conditions coal miners face. We have lobbied to state and federal legislators to increase coal mine safety. We have also written safety rules and regulations for the coal mining industry. Our work injury attorneys stand firm seeking to protect coal miners’ rights.
Contact Our Coal Mining Lawyer For A Free Consultation
Contact Greene Ketchum if you, a family member or a loved was in a coal mining accident. We can investigate your case to determine how it happened and who may be at fault. We know how to help. We offer free initial consultations, so there is no risk in reaching out to us for help.
Greene Ketchum would be honored to review & consider your case. Call us at 304.525.9115 or submit your case online for prompt evaluation.