Roof Falls/Rib Rolls

According to Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), "underground roof falls continue to be a leading cause of coal mining fatalities." Mine roof falls and rib rolls can be catastrophic, even when they affect only a small part of the mine. If you or a family member has been injured in a roof fall, we can help you get compensation. We represent miners from any state as long as they were injured while working in a West Virginia mine.

Cormany Law PLLC was founded by West Virginia native Jon Kristofer Cormany. He has dedicated his legal career to representing injured miners and workers. You can rely on his experience and compassion during this difficult time. Call 304-720-3566 to schedule a free consultation with a West Virginia coal mine roof falls attorney.

Safety Violations Can Result In Unstable Roofs

Roof control plan compliance in coal mines is the law. If mining companies do not comply with the plan, they can be held accountable for injuries and fatalities caused by roof falls. We will determine the reason for the accident and seek compensation from all liable parties.

An unstable roof can be the result of:

  • Improper roof bolt length or pattern
  • Entries that are mined too wide
  • Support pillar failure
  • Lack of supplemental support, including steel beams, wire mesh and pizza pan to prevent falling rocks
  • Mining out of sequence

These are only a few of the reasons that roof falls and rib rolls happen. Regardless of the reason for the collapse, you are likely entitled to compensation for the accident.

Miners in roof falls typically suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries such as:

An Experienced Attorney Can Help Get You The Compensation You Deserve

You will need a lawyer's assistance to recover the amount of compensation necessary after a severe injury or wrongful death. Talk to us today to learn how we can take action for you.

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