Wheeling Coal Mining Injury Attorney
West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
For generations, coal mining has been a prominent and storied industry in West Virginia. Even in the 21st century, the coal industry remains riddled with safety concerns and considerable health risks for workers. In the event of a collapse, explosion, or other accident in the coal mines, many injured workers are left to fend for themselves when seeking compensation for their lost wages, medical bills, and suffering.
Jividen Law Offices, PLLC has fought for the rights and wellbeing of accident victims in West Virginia for more than 35 years. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts for our clients, and we can help if your family has suffered as a result of a coal mining accident. Call our award-winning West Virginia personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free initial consultation about your case.
Common Dangers in Coal Mines
While safety measures have improved greatly over the years, coal mining remains a dangerous trade. Those who work underground and rely on machinery and procedure for safe working conditions are still vulnerable to a wide array of accidents that can lead to serious injuries. In West Virginia alone, our coal mines have been subjected to hazardous conditions that have affected the lives of our citizens. When you or a loved one have been injured in a mine, you need immediate legal representation.
We represent West Virginia coal miners harmed in a variety of accidents, including:
- Collapses and cave-ins
- Defective/malfunctioning equipment
- Toxic exposures, like carbon monoxide poisoning
- Electrical issues and explosions
- General falling injuries
- Trucking accidents
- Gas explosions
Due to the nature of the job, there is an almost endless list of ailments that mine workers may suffer from. While federal and state guidelines have tightened restrictions and increased safety practices, West Virginia has a long way to go before coal mines are considered a safe place to work. As residents of West Virginia, our personal injury attorneys know how important our coal miners are- are we vow to fight for your rights if you have been harmed!
Coal Mine Safety Enforcement
According to the Federal Mine Safety and Health act of 1977, the following activities should be enforced regularly to ensure mining worksites are safe. If a worker is injured and the coal mine management failed to adhere to the safety standards, you could have a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim.
Safety enforcements include:
- Conducting regular inspections including quarterly, underground inspections
- Investigations of serious workplace accidents and fatal incidents
- Regular safety trainings and conferences for employees
- Closely monitoring toxic materials and radiation levels.
Let Jividen Law Offices, PLLC Fight For You!
Regardless of the factors involved in your coal mining accident, we invite you to call our West Virginia injury lawyers at Jividen Law Offices, PLLC to learn about your legal options. Founding Attorney David A. Jividen is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for his work recovering verdicts of $1 million or more on behalf of our clients. In addition to our firm’s outstanding skill in personal injury law, we also work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless we win your case.
If you or a loved one was harmed while working in a coal mine in West Virginia, don’t wait to learn how you can pursue the compensation you deserve. Call today to learn how the West Virginia personal injury attorneys at Jividen Law Offices, PLLC can fight for you!