West Virginia Coal Mining Accident Attorney
Representing Injured Workers for Over 40 Years
West Virginia has a rich history of coal mining, and we are proud of those who have put their lives at risk to fuel the United State's economy. When miners are injured in workplace accidents, it is vital that they receive full and generous compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages that their family depends on, and for the pain and suffering caused by the injury. Bob Fitzsimmons, one of the firm’s attorneys, was appointed as one of the three mediators that settled 69 cases in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster of 2010 in Boone County, West Virginia. Bob also resolved all of the personal injury cases in that mine disaster.
If your family has lost a loved one due to a fire or a methane explosion, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim or take part in a class action lawsuit. You can also seek damages for burns or other types of injuries resulting from these accidents. Coal miners can also suffer from chemical exposure or silica lung due to breathing in dust while working in the mine.
Regardless of the circumstances, all workers deserve a just outcome and fair compensation for their suffering.
Handling All Types of Mine Accidents
The coal mining industry is one of the most dangerous, marked by devastating accidents for the past century. While there are inherent risks and hazards in these mines, workers are still owed a level of protection. When employers fail to provide this, it can lead to unnecessary injuries and death. Even nearby residents and landowners who are dealing with repercussions of pollution due to mines are protected under certain laws.
The firm can provide counsel for various cases, such as:
There have been countless stories about coal mining collapses and explosions being caused by lack of workplace safety and violations of regulations. These companies must be held accountable for their negligence, especially when lives are lost or permanently damaged as a result.
Both coal mining and fracking alike can lead to serious injuries and environmental damage. For those that have been negatively impacted by these practices, it can be very frustrating and overwhelming, especially when it seems like there is nowhere to turn. The good news is that Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC is here to help resolve your case and bring justice to your situation.
Retain Representation proven to succeed
The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC is a West Virginia injury law firm that has earned a reputation of success in representing coal mining families in the area since 1978. Recognized nationally as among the top personal injury teams, they have secured millions of dollars in settlements for previous clients. They can provide the understanding legal counsel and representation needed when your family has been affected by a coal mining accident.
Consult with a West Virginia coal mining accident lawyer to start pursuing damages for your or your loved ones injuries.