West Virginia Coal Miner Injury Attorney
Since 1991, the law firm's founder, Jeffery L. Robinette, has litigated complex work-related injury and death cases caused by work place hazards. Our law firm has significant experience in litigating complex coal mine cases - like the Sago Mine explosion - where serious injuries and deaths occurred. In 2006, the West Virginia coal fields were devastated with the largest coal mine explosion that had occurred in decades, and our law firm successfully represented the family of one of the deceased coal miners, by obtaining a substantial settlement for our client's family.
West Virginia coal miners are among the hardest working professionals in America. Despite strong MSHA regulations, coal mining continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Every year, miners are injured or killed because the coal operators continue to circumvent or violate safety laws for the protection of the miners.
If your loved one has been injured or killed while working in a coal mine in West Virginia, you are entitled to certain workers' compensation benefits and other recoveries from the coal company for "deliberate intention" violations set forth in West Virginia law, Section 23-4-2. Moreover, you may also be entitled to seek a recovery for money damages from any third parties - like equipment manufacturers and subcontractors - that contributed to or caused your injuries.
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The Robinette Legal Group is recognized as one of the region's most successful coal mining injury litigation firms. Our attorneys understand the regulations and we know how to look beneath the coal dust to find the true cause of the accident and the full extent of your injuries and financial damages that result. We work independently as your attorney or with your workers' compensation lawyer to seek the full and fair compensation from the insurance company that is liable for damages. Suing a third party for additional damages will not affect your workers' compensation benefits.
From our offices in Morgantown, our trial attorneys are well situated to represent injured coal miners and their families in coal communities throughout the region.
We have experience representing clients in coal mining accident wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims, including:
- Explosions, burn injuries and disfigurement
- Injuries from defective equipment
- Cave-ins, wall and roof collapses
- Carbon monoxide poisoning, toxic exposure
- Truck and vehicle accidents
- Falling accidents
- Conveyor injuries
We have the professional resources to handle the most complex construction accident claims, including wrongful death and catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries, back and spine injuries, disfigurement.
From our offices in Morgantown, we represent injured construction workers throughout West Virginia. Contact us today. If you do not yet have a workers' comp lawyer, we will refer you to one.