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West Virginia Methane Explosion Lawyers

Every day, coal miners leave their families and descend underground in order to earn a wage and contribute to the work necessary to meet the energy needs of this great nation. A methane or coal dust explosion is one of the most feared events in a coal mine. If the blast itself does not kill miners, a roof collapse or subsequent suffocation could lead to loss of life or serious injury.

Mine operators have a legal responsibility to maintain safe conditions in their mines. That includes taking steps to minimize the possibility of explosions and installing monitoring equipment to measure the levels of combustibles in the air of the mine. Unfortunately, coal dust and methane explosions still happen, because some mine operators choose to cut corners or atmospheric monitoring equipment fails to operate properly.

Holding Negligent Parties Responsible

At Duffield, Lovejoy & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, injured coal miners and families of fatal mine accident victims have strong advocates. We work diligently to hold mine operators and equipment suppliers liable for their negligence and to obtain full compensation for our clients.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in all types of underground coal mining accident cases, including the representation of miners and their family members following the Upper Big Branch mine explosion in April 2010. We have the technical knowledge and advocacy skills needed to get results in these challenging cases. Our law firm will work hard to build a strong and successful case for you.

Seeking Full Compensation For Miners And Their Families

When our law firm represents you, we will undertake a comprehensive investigation of the accident to learn how it happened and who was responsible. Our attorneys will examine the effect the accident has had on your family, calculating your financial losses and helping to demonstrate your emotional suffering. The West Virginia methane explosion attorneys at Duffield, Lovejoy & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, will then advocate for you vigorously in settlement negotiations or at trial, seeking compensation and justice for you.

Free Consultation — West Virginia Coal Mine Coal Dust Explosion Attorneys

Contact Duffield, Lovejoy & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, in Huntington, West Virginia, to learn about your rights and how our law firm can assist you.

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