Crush Injuries to Coal Miners
Were you injured in a coal mine?
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has very strict regulations that must be kept in place to lessen the inherent dangers of being a coal miner. When safety and MSHA violations occur or defective equipment is used, coal mining accidents can happen that cause numerous types of injuries. In the worst of circumstances, a wrongful death results from inattention to health and safety laws.
According to the MSHA, the latest statistics show that there were 71 fatalities and 8,523 accidents that occurred in mining facilities nationally in one year alone. In a four year period, it was discovered that powered machinery accounted for 40% of all injuries and 62% of all fatalities. A crush injury can come about while operating or being in the vicinity of heavy equipment. Such an injury can also be caused by a roof collapse or coal stockpile collapse.
Having been involved in an accident where part of your body is crushed can cause many medical complications which can lead to a long and painful road to recovery. A hard-hitting, West Virginia coal mining accident lawyer from the Fitzsimmons Law Firm should be retained to help fight for your rights as an injured worker.
Contact a West Virginia Coal Minning Accident Attorney
Attorneys from the firm were born and raised in West Virginia and are dedicated to seeing to it that justice is rendered for their fellow West Virginians. If an injury has occurred, you may find yourself facing increasing medical bills that seem impossible to keep up with. You may be losing income as a result of not being able to work. Now is the time to take effective action to safeguard you and your family's future.
Through the firm's 30 years of service to its clients, they have sought and won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims that have come to them for help. The firm was recognized as a top-tier Best Law Firm by U.S. News for 2011 - 2012 and they want to provide their proven legal services to you.