Surface mining is just as dangerous as mining below the surface. If you suffered a serious injury in a surface mining accident in West Virginia, our Charleston coal mining accident lawyers at Lord Hoosier, PLLC can help you recover your entitled compensation.
With more than two decades of experience, we have a thorough understanding of West Virginia law and federal safety regulations to guide you through the complexities of your case and the legal system. Let us fight for you while you make the best recovery possible from injury.
Surface mining accidents can be caused by defective equipment, such as explosives, blasting equipment, excavating machinery, drilling equipment, timber, and others. On the other hand, vehicles such as coal trucks, rock trucks, booms, and bulldozers can be improperly maintained or operated, resulting in accidents.
Another source of surface mining hazards is being exposed to toxic chemicals, such as creosote and naphtha. Additionally, blasting or drilling on the surface can lead to inhalation of silica dust, resulting in black lung disease.
When the main provider of the family suffers an injury, the person’s family can suddenly be in a position of covering large medical bills and living expenses. In more serious cases, an injured miner might not be able to earn a wage for a long period of time. It is imperative to get legal assistance to obtain the financial help necessary to make a successful recovery and live your life without great stress.
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