Electrocution Injuries in Coal Mines
WV Coal Mining Accident Lawyer
One of the most dangerous occupations in our society is that of a coal miner. Coal mining accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence and many types of injuries can result, as well as wrongful death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidents involving electricity are a leading cause of fatalities in the mining industry and cause death 8 to 9 times higher than in any other field, including the utility industry. While electrocution is not as frequent as other mining accidents, the fatality rate is extremely high with 1 in every 22 cases leading to death.
Electrocution can be mild in nature, causing an uncomfortable burning or tingling of the skin. More serious cases can cause severe burns, both internally and externally as well as ruptured eardrums and unconsciousness. Infection from serious burn injuries can occur which can lead to a lengthy recovery process. Electricity can cause a person to suffer from cardiac arrhythmia (an irregularity in the rhythm of the heartbeat) which can lead to death.
Have you or a loved one suffered from an electrocution injury while on the job in a coal mine? Have you lost a family member through electrocution? If this is the case, it is vital that you consult with a coal mining accident lawyer from the Fitzsimmons Law Firm for proven help on your case.
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Attorneys from the firm are thoroughly familiar with the safety regulations from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and aggressively represent clients that have been injured on the job when a violation has contributed to the accident. Defective equipment may also be a factor in an electrocution injury, and this must be investigated to help the client who has suffered to recover both medically and financially.
The firm's West Virginia coal mining accident lawyers have assisted clients over the past 30 years in obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation through their accomplished legal services. They have been recognized as being in the top tier of law firms in the country and are dedicated to obtaining positive results.