Coal Mine Equipment Accidents

When mining equipment is not properly maintained or used, miners may suffer injuries such as broken bones and amputations, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, electric shock, crush injuries, and vision and hearing loss. These injuries may cause temporary or permanent disability. In the worst cases, wrongful death is possible.

At Cormany Law PLLC, we understand the devastation that mining accidents cause. Attorney Jon Kristofer Cormany is a West Virginia native who has helped injured miners for more than 15 years. He will work closely with you and your family to recover the compensation you need to pay medical expenses and compensate for lost income. We can represent miners from any state as long as they were injured while working in West Virginia. For a free consultation with a West Virginia coal mine equipment accident attorney, please call 304-720-3566 or contact us online.

Dangerous Equipment Can Cause Serious Or Fatal Injuries

Mining equipment and machinery may include:

  • Underground mines — continuous mining machines, shuttle cars, scoops, belt conveyors, mantrips, supply cars, and longwall shearers and shields
  • Surface mining — rock trucks, bulldozers, excavators, loaders, drag lines and highwall miners

State and federal regulations, including the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (MHS&T), govern the operation of coal mining equipment. Coal companies may violate these standards if they fail to maintain safe equipment or fail to train workers in the safe and proper operation of the machinery. In addition, equipment manufacturing defects may cause accidents and injuries.

We will review your case to determine who is liable for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits as well as damages from a personal injury suit against a negligent third party. In West Virginia, it may be possible to sue your employer for additional damages if it knowingly endangered workers.

Contact An Experienced Lawyer For Help Today

Call 304-720-3566 to schedule a free consultation.