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.