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Mining and Industrial Accidents

Coal mining is a high-risk occupation, and all coal miners are aware of the dangers involved with their jobs. Because of these risks, coal mining companies are required to strictly follow many different laws and regulations in the operation of their coal mines. If you have been injured in a coal mining or other industrial accident, it’s important to speak with an attorney that is skilled in handling these cases and has knowledge of the relevant laws in your state.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) imposes many complex regulations on mining companies. The companies must adhere to all regulations to ensure the safety of their workers. If you are injured during your work as a coal miner, it’s important to determine if all regulations were followed properly. An attorney with knowledge of these laws can carefully examine the facts of your case and consult with experts in the industry to determine if the coal mining companies may be responsible for your accident.

Types of Industrial Accidents

Some types of industrial accidents that you may be able to receive compensation for include:

  • Defective drilling and other excavating equipment
  • Conveyor belt accidents
  • Improper training of personnel
  • Methane gas explosion
  • Failure to provide adequate safety equipment
  • Unsafe work sites or mining operations
  • Forklift and industrial machinery accidents
  • Defective industrial equipment
  • Failure to warn of unsafe conditions
There are many other types of coal mining and industrial accidents that may also result in a legal claim, so if you have been injured at work, consult with an attorney with experience in this area.

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There may be time limits for bringing your case, so if you’ve suffered an injury at work, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you determine what damages are actionable, whether the worksite was following all safety protocols, and what specific laws apply to your situation.

Coal mining and industrial accidents have some similarities to other personal injury cases, but they also have many unique regulations that apply only to these types of cases. Make sure your attorney has experience with these specialized cases and understands your unique situation.

Rusty Webb has more than 25 years of experience practicing law in West Virginia, and he understands how to protect the interests of working class people. He offers contingency-based payment in these cases, so if don’t receive a recovery, you don’t pay anything. Contact Rusty today for your free consultation.

Coal Mining and Industrial Accident Attorney in Charleston, WV

As the son of two generations of Southern West Virginia coal miners, Rusty Webb is keenly aware of accidents causing injury death in the mines and other workplaces. Whether it be a mining accident or death, or a commercial or industrial accident or death, Webb Law Centre, PLLC is here to help. Attorney Rusty Webb will travel to any part of the state to meet with those who have been injured in the workplace or with the representatives who have died due to negligence of others in the workplace, whether it be a coal mine or an industrial or commercial setting.