Mine Explosions & Fires

Despite safety precautions, coal mine explosions continue to kill miners across the country and abroad. The 2010 Upper Big Branch explosion is a sad reminder that these accidents happen close to home as well.

Assisting You After A Tragic Accident

If your family lost a loved one to wrongful death in a coal mine explosion or fire, Cormany Law PLLC can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward. The death of a family member is tragic enough, but when that person was a wage earner, the family must also consider how they will survive in the future. This is where the counsel of an experienced attorney is critical. We can help you determine all of the losses and needs you will have so you can collect adequate compensation.

We represent miners and their families from any state as long as they were injured while working in a West Virginia mine. Call 304-720-3566 to schedule a free consultation with a West Virginia coal mine explosion lawyer.

Coal Dust And Methane Explosions

These extremely dangerous and often deadly accidents typically occur because of a buildup of methane gas, coal dust or both. The gas or dust can be ignited by a spark from mining equipment and the fire may be fed by coal dust.

Explosion and fire prevention underground is supposed to include:

  • Detectors to monitor methane levels
  • Ventilation systems
  • Sealing off abandoned areas of the mine
  • Controlling sparks
  • Reducing coal dust accumulation
  • Miner training on prevention
  • Proper use of equipment

A failure in any of these areas can result in an explosion and/or fire. We will hold all liable parties accountable for the injuries and deaths they cause.

Pursuing The Compensation You Deserve

Coal mine accident victims are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. However, in serious injury and wrongful death cases, victims and their families usually need additional compensation from a personal injury suit against a negligent third party or the employer. We can help you get all of the compensation you are entitled to receive.

For a free consultation, please call us at 304-720-3566 or contact us online.