If you have suffered an injury in either an underground coal mine or a surface coal mine, it is important that you and your family seek a lawyer who is experienced in these types of cases. The lawyer should have a thorough understanding of both federal and state regulations and the differences in how they affect deep mining, underground mining and surface mining. They should also know the rules such as those that affect the machines used in a surface mine and how well the people are trained who are responsible for your injury.
At Segal Law Firm, we ask these questions every day. A coal mining company might tell the government they have a mining plan and a roof bolting plan, but in reality they’re not following that plan. They might also state they maintain their equipment, but when a lawyer looks in the right places, it becomes apparent that equipment was not being maintained pursuant to the manufacturer’s specifications, which resulted in someone getting injured. We have had cases where injuries resulted from a co-worker who shouldn’t have been in the mine in the first place because they didn’t have the right training.
All these reasons are why you need an experienced lawyer who understands the ins and outs of the coal mining industry as well as the framework of regulatory safety schemes put into place in West Virginia to protect coal miners and their families.
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