Coal Mining Accidents

At Cormany Law PLLC, our dedicated legal team understands the emotional, physical and financial hardships you may experience from a coal mining accident. We possess real-world knowledge of the mining industry, safety regulations and the numerous ways workplace accidents can happen.

"Our law firm can review your case against state and federal regulations to determine liability and help you pursue compensation for your injuries." — Cormany Law PLLC

The Unique Hazards Of Coal Mining

Surface and underground mining both carry unique workplace hazards. We are committed to holding West Virginia companies and industries responsible for failing to follow safety rules that result in bodily harm. Our legal team understands complex Mine, Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (OMHS&T) regulations. We can review your accident from every angle to help determine liable parties, including third-party supervisors and companies.

Our law firm has handled practically every type of surface and underground mining accident, including those involving:

  • Mine explosions
  • Cave-ins
  • Rib rolls
  • Roof falls
  • Tunnel collapses
  • Shuttle cars
  • Railroad cars
  • Roof bolting equipment
  • Conveyor belts
  • Drag lines
  • Inloaders
  • Blasting
  • Valley fills
  • Dump sites
  • Pit walls

We also have extensive knowledge of every piece of heavy equipment used in surface and underground mining. Without proper maintenance, training and safety regulation compliance, you could suffer serious injuries.

We Thoroughly Investigate Your Accident

Our West Virginia coal mining accidents attorney, Jon Kristofer Cormany, has more than 15 years of experience fighting for West Virginia workers. He understands the unique hazards of coal mining. He conducts thorough investigations to help determine liability. He can get copies of state and federal agency reports and look at the violation history of the mine to see if there is a pattern of violating industry safety hazards.

Our legal team works with experts to help you obtain the best possible outcome. We consult with retired mine inspectors who can review your case to determine what caused the accident, and who was at fault. We also look into the maintenance records of involved equipment and trucks. We review your case against state, industry and federal safety regulations to uncover the responsible parties.

A major part of our investigation covers your traumatic injuries. We consult with a team of experts to help forecast your long-term financial and medical needs. These experts can include:

  • Financial specialists
  • Vocational rehabilitation experts
  • Life-care planners

Pursuing Full Compensation For Your Injuries

Our goal is for you to receive suitable compensation for your long-term medical needs and lost or permanently altered wages.

Please contact Cormany Law PLLC today for a free initial consultation. You may call us at 304-720-3566, or you may send us an email.