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The Doan Law Firm Fights for Coal Mine Accident Victims

A coal mine disaster can result in serious and even fatal injuries. Indeed, even less catastrophic coal mine accidents can cause profound injuries and even death. If you, or a loved one, have been injured or killed in a coal mine accident, you need to understand what you must do to fully protect your legal rights and interests. A key step is retaining the professional services of a skilled, experienced coal mine accident lawyer, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm.

If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a coal mine accident, The Doan Law Firm personal injury hotline at (800) 349-0000 is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including all major holidays. The Doan Law Firm legal team stands ready to fight for your rights and tireless strive to obtain justice for you.

Most Common Types of Coal Mining Accidents

There are two types of coal mining accidents that occur most often in the United States and around the globe. These are methane and consecutive coal dust explosions as well as blasting related accidents.

Methane is an explosive gas, in fact a highly explosive one. Methane is trapped within coal layers in mine. Improperly used or malfunctioning mining equipment can result in methane gas explosions. In addition, the improper use of explosives underground can trigger methane and then result in consecutive coal dust explosions throughout a mine.

There are a number of different types of blasting related accidents that occur in coal mines. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that the most common type of blasting accident involves what are known as "fly rocks." Fly rocks refer to accident that are caused by airborne rocks. People typically are injured because they are too close to the blast. In addition, miners are injured because rocks end up flying farther than anticipated. Coal Mining Accident Lawyer

Another cause of injuries associated with blasting in a mine arises from a premature blast. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a premature blast can occur because of carelessness, accidental percussion, a faulty fuse, or degenerated explosives.

A misfire can also result in a coal mine accident. A misfire can be caused by an explosive that is partially or fully unexploded and ends up remaining in the ground of in a muckpile. The explosive is triggered during the digging, milling, or crushing processes, causing injuries to miners, including fatal ones.

Finally, what is known as mine-induced seismicity is another common type of blasting related coal mine accident. This occurs when an explosion results in a seismic reaction which results in an earthquake like situation in which miners are injured or killed.

Fighting for Your Rights: The Compensation You Deserve in a Coal Mine Accident Case

The type of compensation sought in a coal mine accident case depends upon the circumstances surrounding the incident in the mine itself together with the nature and extent of injuries sustained by an accident victim. With that noted, the types of compensation a coal mine accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm typically fights to obtain for a client include:

  • pain and suffering
  • medical expenses
  • mental anguish and emotional distress
  • lost wages
  • permanent disability
  • permanent disfugurement

The Doan Law Firm is committed to ensuring that you obtain comprehensive compensation for your losses in a coal mine accident claim. This includes not only money for your existing losses, but also for those you reasonably can be expected to suffer in the future.

For example, following sustaining injuries in a coal mine accident, you likely will require medical care and treatment for what might be an extended period of time. You may not be able to return to work in the near future. Indeed, you may not be able to return to the same type of work you enjoyed before the accident. You may endure chronic pain, perhaps even for the rest of your life. These all represent the types of losses associated with your accident for which you are entitled to seek compensation.

The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise

The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee promise to you. We never charge an attorney fee in a coal mine accident case unless we obtain a settlement or judgment for you. You pay nothing unless we win for you.

Schedule a Consultation with a Doan Law Firm Coal Mine Accident Lawyer

You can schedule an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm coal mine accident lawyer by calling us at (800) 349-0000 right now, or any time that is convenient for you. During an initial consultation you will obtain a thorough evaluation of your case. You will be able to obtain answers to all of your questions. The Doan Law Firm charges no fee for an initial consultation with a coal mine accident victim.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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