Coal Mining Accident Lawyer
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.
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
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:
- mental anguish and emotional distress
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.