We Help the Victims of Coal Mining Accidents
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 173 fatalities in West Virginia coal mines between 1996 and 2012. During that same time period, there were more than 50,000 non-fatal coal mine injuries throughout the entire U.S. While it is generally accepted that there is some inherent risk involved with coal mining, if you have been injured or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death in a coal mining accident, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. Our Charleston coal mining accident lawyers are familiar with the unique laws that surround the coal mining industry, giving us the upper hand in approaching your case.
Mine operators are legally obligated to ensure that the mine provides a safe environment in which to work. They are also required to only let skilled, trained individuals work in the mines. If a mine operator or owner has failed to live up to the standards set forth by state and federal statutes, you may be able to bring forth a deliberate intent case against the operator or owner.
As Charleston residents, the coal mining accident attorneys at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC are uniquely familiar with these types of tragic incidents. Our hope is that through aggressive litigation and costly punitive damages, we can help prevent future coal mine accidents, like the ones in Sago or UBB, by holding coal mine owners responsible for their actions.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a coal mining accident, the lawyers at our firm would like to help.
To learn more about your legal rights as an injured coal miner, or to schedule a case review with one of our Charleston coal mining accident lawyers, call us today at (304) 605-2040! We serve all of West Virginia.
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