Coal mining is already a dangerous profession. Without the proper equipment and regulations, it can be downright deadly. Defective equipment is a major cause of coal mining accidents in West Virginia. If a manufacturer does not properly make their equipment, or fails to warn consumers of the dangers of its use, the company may be held responsible for any accidents, personal injuries, or wrongful deaths that occur as a result of using the defective equipment. If you believe you or a loved one was injured, or if you lost your loved one in a coal mining accident as a result of defective equipment, contact West Virginia injury attorney at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC as soon as possible.
In addition to defective equipment, if foremen, or the individuals in charge of properly maintaining the upkeep of the coal mining equipment are negligent in their job, the equipment can malfunction causing many types of injuries, including burns and broken bones. It is essential that all equipment be properly maintained in order for it to be reliable in the mining of coal. Machines involved in such heavy lifting and work break down easily, and the results can be deadly. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure that equipment is properly made and will operated correctly, and the responsibility of those in charge of the equipment to ensure that it is oiled and properly maintained. When an injury occurs due to negligence on the part of one of these parties, they can and should be held legally accountable for their negligent acts.
At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, we understand how overwhelming it can be, trying to seek legal action, while also recovering from your injury. Let us take the burden off of you, by taking control of your legal suit, so that you can recover from your injuries in peace. With over 35 years of combined experience, we understand the laws surrounding defective equipment and coal mining in West Virginia, and we are ready to put our experience and knowledge to work for you. Contact our firm today to take legal action under our care.