Coal Mine Collapse Lawyer in West Virginia

Coal Mine Collapse Injury Claims

As we all know, the coal mining industry has been one of West Virginia's most vibrant and important parts of our economy for over one hundred years. The coal mine has long been the centerpiece of many of our communities, providing good-paying jobs and playing an important role in the economy and growth of our country. The families who work at and live near the coal mines have always been a tight-knit group, taking great pride in their work and their towns.

When there is a coal mine accident, it always affects everyone in the community, and the reasons for coal mine collapse accidents can be numerous. The results are often deadly, and families and the entire community suffers when tragedy takes place. A skilled West Virginia personal injury attorney from our firm can help you recover what you deserve.

For more information, view our coal mining accident blog entries.

Protecting Your Right to Full Compensation

At Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, we want to ensure that the right party is held accountable for coal mining accidents, so that victims and their families can receive the financial support that they need to recover, rebuild, and return to the standard of life they previously enjoyed. Our team will conduct thorough investigations into the causes of the collapse to determine who is liable and fight for fair and just compensation.

A number of factors can cause coal mine collapses, including:

  • Coal stockpile collapse

  • Roof collapse

  • Long wall shield collapse

  • Methane explosion

  • Runaway mine car

  • Defective tools and equipment

  • Lack of safety equipment

  • Improper mine equipment usage

  • Silica dust

The danger inherent in coal mining puts the primary responsibility for the safety of those who work in the mines on the companies and owners who mine the coal at these facilities. When injuries or deaths occur, these companies must be held liable for the damages suffered by workers and their families.

Over Half A Billion Dollars Recovered For Clients

Our West Virginia personal injury attorneys are dedicated to recovering the financial compensation you deserve, and has won over a half billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for past clients. Fighting for the rights of injured miners and the survivors of those who have perished in coal mine collapses has been a focus of the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC for over thirty years. They know what it takes to build a strong case against liable mining companies and owners who are legally responsible for the safety of their loved ones working in the coal mine industry.

Contact Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC now for a free evaluation of your case if you or a loved one has been injured in a coal mine collapse or any other coal mining accident.


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