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Coal Mining Accidents

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At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, our lawyers provide representation to the injured and their families in coal mining accident claims throughout the state of West Virginia. Coal mining is tough work and an accident can cause serious injuries. We offer legal representation that can be trusted to protect your rights and interests regardless of your circumstances.

A coal mining accident can leave a worker with significant injuries, and unable to return to work. Medical expenses can add up quickly, along with the usual bills. Families are also affected, as it can be hard to make ends meet. The accident leaves the family in a tough spot financially and emotionally.

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Our legal team includes highly skilled personal injury lawyers who were all born and raised in West Virginia. We have a deep interest in providing the highest level of legal representation to families throughout the state in coal mining accident injuries. Coal accident claims we handle include:

  • Coal stockpile collapse
  • Coal truck accident
  • Defective equipment
  • Surface mining accident
  • Methane gas explosion
  • Electrocution
  • Explosions and fires
  • Roof collapse

If you were hurt on the job, we can help you pursue a workers' compensation claim. You are eligible for benefits that include medical expenses and partial wages while you are unable to work. We can guide you through the difficult claims process and represent you at all hearings and appeals. You may also have other options for compensation.

Coal mine owners and operators are held to strict state and federal regulations regarding the safety of the facilities and equipment as well as the proper training of employees. When these regulations are not upheld, causing an accident that results in serious injury or even death, the owners and/or operators of the facility may be held liable.

West Virginia's laws can help you recover what you need

West Virginia has a state law addressing "deliberate intent." In certain instances, injured employees can sue their employer if they were hurt as a result of unsafe conditions of which the employer was consciously aware. Our legal team of West Virginia personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in coal mining accident claims, and we are prepared to evaluate your case and determine if deliberate intent was involved.

We can also help you file a third-party claim for additional compensation if the negligence of a third party was responsible for the accident. You may be able to seek compensation for damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

You deserve to recover every possible form of compensation for the injuries you suffered. If you were injured in coal mining accident, contact our firm for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
602 Virginia St E #200
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-720-1000