Frequently Asked Questions
Counsel from a WV Coal Mining Accident Lawyer
What sort of cases does a coal mining lawyer take on?
A coal mining attorney is one who is very familiar with the laws governing coal mining operations and the health and safety of miners. The Fitzsimmons Law Firm successfully represents coal miners wrongfully injured in coal mining accidents such as coal stockpile collapses, coal truck accidents, explosions and fires, roof collapses and longwall accidents. If safety and MSHA violations have led to a miner's crush or burn injuries, electrocution or a wrongful death, the firm resolves these cases as well. When defective equipment causes injury, the firm's attorneys are ready to take aggressive actions to obtain just compensation for you and your family.
What compensation can I receive?
Commonly, compensation is awarded for hospital and medical bills and lost income from an inability to work. In certain cases, it can be given for emotional pain and suffering, for future lost wages and other losses. Depending on the situation, punitive damages can also be awarded in a case. A knowledgeable coal mining accident attorney from the firm can rev iew your case with you to determine the type and amounts of compensation that should be rightfully sought.
Why do I need a coal mining attorney?
For the past 3 decades, the firm has dedicated its practice to assisting those who are wrongfully injured in accidents. Unfortunately, mine operators who are fault and their insurance companies can act in bad faith or attempt to have you settle for a lesser amount than you should. On behalf of their clients, the firm's aggressive actions have resulted in over 125 verdicts and settlements over $1 Million dollars. If you or a loved one have been injured, it is vital to retain a firm with a proven record of success for their clients.
How do I get started?
It is as simple as calling the firm's offices to schedule an appointment. From the start, their mission has been to provide prompt, courteous and effective legal services to those in need, regardless of the barriers that stand in the way.