Helping Injured Coal Miners Get The Compensation They Deserve
Simply put, coal mining is dangerous work ― and everyone in West Virginia knows it. However, what you may not know is that many coal mining accidents are completely preventable if the corporations that ran the mines would merely take steps to address hazardous conditions and other common causes of accidents. Sadly though, some companies are more concerned with their bottom line than worker safety ― meaning coal mining accidents continue to occur.
When Bad Things Happen To Good People, We’re Here To Help
If you have been injured in a coal mining accident, or a family member has been killed in one, you may be entitled to compensation. At Duffield, Lovejoy & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, we represent clients who experienced the consequences of corporate negligence firsthand and suffered injury or the loss of a loved one in a coal mining accident. We seek full compensation for their expenses and pursue punitive damages against the companies that wronged them.
As lifelong residents of the region, our lawyers know the importance of the coal mining industry to many communities and families. We also understand the concerns and fears of our clients, and take the time to address them thoroughly. We do this for two reasons: we believe that each client is a person, not a file number, and he or she deserves our full attention; and we know that we can more effectively tell our clients’ stories in court when we know them well.
We have represented clients after explosions, cave-ins and other mine disasters that caused injury and death to miners. Our cases have involved both shaft mines and pit mines and a wide range of defective, poorly maintained and improperly used equipment, including:
- Heavy equipment and vehicles, including coal trucks, excavators and bulldozers
- Conveyor belts
- Drilling equipment
- Explosives and blasting equipment
- Shuttle cars
- Roof bolters
- Truck booms
- Longwall shearers
- Methane detectors
- Universal dig dump (UDD) machines
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We invite you to contact our Huntington office today to discuss how we can help you after a mine accident caused by poor equipment maintenance and other types of negligence. Schedule your FREE consultation by calling 304-247-9396 or toll free at 877-262-3376. You can also reach us online.