Mining Accidents Can Occur On The Surface Or Underground
Surface miners put themselves at risk working in dangerous conditions on a regular basis. If you or your loved one was injured in a surface or underground mining accident, select an experienced attorney prepared to handle highly complex work injury claims. Mining companies devote substantial resources to try and mitigate their exposure to liability.
This is a challenge the law firm of Greene Ketchum is not afraid to take on. We have more than 60 years of experience proving fault, even when liability was initially unclear in industrial accidents. Our work injury attorneys have a thorough understanding of the regulations the mining industry is expected to follow. If you or your loved one’s life was put at risk when safety standards were overlooked, we are fully prepared to prove fault. Contact our coal mining lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation in Huntington, West Virginia.
Identifying Fault In Surface Mining And Underground Accidents In West Virginia
Our work injury attorneys have decades of experience handling coal mining accident claims throughout West Virginia. We have a thorough understanding of the regulations and safety standards coal mining companies are required to follow. If you believe you or your loved one’s life was put at risk for the sake of profit margins, we can conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of catastrophic or life-threatening accident, such as:
- Electrical accident
- Faulty equipment-related accident
- Rib roll and roof fall accident
Workers injured in surface and underground mining accidents are covered by West Virginia’s workers’ compensation system. This is a no-fault system designed to cover workers’ medical expenses and lost wages. Since fault does not have to be proven, injured workers cannot sue their employer for additional compensation.
At Greene Ketchum, we have the skills and legal resources to help injured miners secure compensation above and beyond workers’ compensation. We conduct thorough investigations to understand if a third party’s negligent actions caused the mining accident. For example, we have experience pursuing claims against manufacturers and subcontractors for putting our clients’ lives at risk. We consult industry-leading experts available to help us develop compelling claims focused on proving faults against all at-fault parties. We will take every measure possible to pursue a civil lawsuit against any negligent third parties to help you obtain compensation for any pain and suffering, lost wages and current and future medical expenses.
Contact Our Coal Mining Accident Lawyers For A Free Consultation
Coal mining accident claims can be highly complicated. Often, multiple crews are working simultaneously at the same site. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation. We are fully prepared to determine if someone beyond your employer can be held responsible for causing the surface or underground mining accident.
Greene Ketchum would be honored to review & consider your case. Call us at 304.525.9115 or submit your case online for prompt evaluation.