Coal Mine Explosion
West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers
Coal mining is a well-known industry and occupation in our state. Many individuals and their families survive through their employment in West Virginia coal mining operations. At Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, we are dedicated to helping these valuable contributors to our state's economy when they are harmed through such workplace accidents as coal mine explosions.
Since 1978, our firm has built a reputation for standing behind coal mining families through personal injury, deliberate intention, workplace intentional torts, and wrongful death claims. Our more than 30 years of experience, our over half a billion dollars in settlements and verdicts, and our recognition by various legal industry sources all reflect the quality of the service you will find with a West Virginia injury attorney at our firm. If you've been injured or have a lost a loved one in a coal mine explosion, we will work diligently to help you obtain the damages you deserve.
Coal Mining Explosions in West Virginia
Coal mining is a dangerous occupation. Part of the danger lies in the explosive quality of coal dust which can ignite in a mine that is inadequately ventilated. Federal regulations require that coal mining operations must contain a certain percentage of incombustible content comprised of coal dust, rock dust, and other dust. Where a coal mining company fails to follow proper ventilation plans or design or where proper rock dusting practices are ignored, explosions can occur.
Other explosions in coal mines occur due to methane gas. Methane gas is a byproduct of coal. It is highly combustible and can result in explosions should it come near a heat source in an improperly ventilated mine. Thus, in coal mines, the concentration of methane needs to be monitored to keep it at a safe level. Methane monitors and proper ventilation systems are a key factor in avoiding methane gas explosions in coal mines. Where proper measures to ensure these preventive measures are not taken by coal mining operators, workers can be put at risk.
Millions of Dollars Secured for Clients
If you've been harmed due to a coal mine explosion, contact our firm for a consultation with a West Virginia coal mining explosion lawyer. Tell us what happened so that we can review and evaluate your legal options as soon as possible.
The West Virginia personal injury lawyers at Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC have recovered over half a billion in verdicts and settlements. In 125 of their cases, the settlement reached was over $1 Million dollars. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the firm right away if you are dealing with a personal injury claim anywhere in West Virginia.