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Coal Mining Explosions in West Virginia

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One of the worst disasters that often occurs in the coal mining industry are explosions, which results in many serious injuries and deaths. While the danger of explosions is always present, coal mining companies continue to fail still at providing injured workers or the families of workers who were killed in a blast with reasonable compensations.

If you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a coal mining explosion in West Virginia, Berthold Law Firm, PLLC is committed to helping you recover your entitled compensation. With more than four decades of experience, our West Virginia coal mining accident lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of state and federal mining rules and regulations to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.

Types of Coal Mine Explosions

There are two types of explosions: coal dust explosions and methane gas explosions. Coal dust is extremely explosive since it only takes a single spark in an insufficiently ventilated, rock-dusted mine to ignite an explosion.

Due to the mining of coal, methane gas is released into the mine. Methane gas is highly flammable, so again a single spark could pose serious danger. While coal mining companies are required to equip the mines with methane monitors, most of our investigations regarding methane gas explosions have determined tampering of the monitors was evident.

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With an exceptional track record of success, our West Virginia attorneys have helped countless of clients recover the monetary damages they deserve. We can investigate the accident, collect crucial evidence, and determine all of your available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

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