Roof Collapse Injuries in Coal Mines

Call a Coal Mining Accident Lawyer in WV

The Fitzsimmons Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of coal miners for more than 30 years. As native West Virginians, the attorneys at the firm are very familiar with the risks involved with coal mining and are genuinely concerned with seeing to it that those who have suffered in a coal mining accident are aggressively represented by a coal mining accident attorney.

A great danger to any coal miner is a roof collapse. This can occur for any number of reasons and when it happens, different types of injuries can result. This year two miners lost their lives during a roof collapse and others sustained mild to serious injuries. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have strict guidelines for the safety of miners and when these are ignored, a company can be found negligent of its responsibilities. Safety and MSHA violations need to be thoroughly investigated and forceful action taken based on the results.

Compensation for Injured Coal Miners

If you have been injured in a roof collapse through no fault of your own or have lost a loved one, the firm stands ready to assist you. You will have mounting medical bills, may need extended treatment, have lost time from work and may face a prolonged absence. You may be suffering from mental anguish that no amount of compensation can truly resolve. If a wrongful death has occurred, the firm's lawyers have extensive experience in obtaining just compensation for the victim's families.

The firm's founding member, Bob Fitzsimmons, was named one of the Top 75 Plaintiff's Trial Lawyers in the country. Many of the firm's cases have shaped the laws of West Virginia and it was recently named as a top tier "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News.

Their West Virginia coal mining accident lawyers have been privileged to represent coal miners and their families that have been the victims of wrongful conduct.


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