Mining Accidents: A General Overview
Coal miners know the dangers they face with every shift. Whether working underground or with the equipment in surface operations, the coal miner’s world is a dangerous place. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a mining accident, contact Evansville personal injury lawyer Lane Siesky for a free consultation. Having such an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can properly lead the investigation and proof of claims in your case can give your case a clear advantage both in establishing the defendant’s liability and in demonstrating the full extent of your damages.
Federal and state mining laws offer some level of protection, but violations and negligence still result in serious injuries and fatalities every year in this dangerous occupation. Overall, coal mining is a risky and hazardous occupation not only because of its underground work dangers, but also because of the many serious fatal accidents that occur at the surface in hauling accidents, tree removal accidents, heavy equipment mishaps, or electrocution. However, the majority of fatalities occur underground.
Whether the mining accident in your case involves a collision on the surface or a wall collapse underground, these injuries are mostly a result of lack of training and supervision. The mine operators have a duty to ensure that safety standards are properly adhered to. The circumstances of the majority of mine accidents point to a lack of carelessness and adherence to safety standards on the part of the employer sufficient enough to support a claim of deliberate intent, which can make a very significant difference in your total damages recovery.
Mining Accident Attorney
If you or a loved has been injured in a mining accident or if you have lost a loved one to a fatal accident, contact Evansville personal injury lawyer Lane Siesky to schedule a free initial consultation.