While great strides have been made toward making coal mining safer, it is still one of the most dangerous jobs an American can have. Strict federal regulations are in place to keep mine workers safe, but accidents still happen all too often.
Many times, these accidents happen because a mine’s owner has violated safety regulations and allowed a hazardous environment to exist. Other times, defective machinery or a negligent coworker is the cause. Regardless, an injured worker and his family deserve to be compensated for their losses.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a coal mining accident, you need to consult with a tough Gillette workplace injury attorney. The legal team at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., knows all about the state’s coal mining practices and regulations, and we’re not afraid to stand up to large corporations and their insurers on behalf of coal mining accident survivors. Call us for a free case strategy session at (307) 257-7800.
Most coal mining injuries are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which your employer pays for. The problem? Workers’ comp is often adequate for minor injuries. So what happens when major medical bills, lost wages, and emotional agony are involved? In addition, your employer’s insurance company may try to minimize the losses the injury caused you and your family, or deny your claim entirely.
This is why you need a tough workers’ comp attorney beside you. Many survivors underestimate the long-term costs and life-altering effects of an accident. A skilled attorney can help you come up with a true estimate of your losses, and fight to get you the payment you deserve. Many mine workers are reluctant to file an injury claim against their employer or demand the compensation they are entitled to, fearing they’ll lose their jobs or be passed over for promotions. We want to remind you - it is illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee for filing an injury claim. And they won’t get away with it if you have a lawyer.
In the unfortunate event that you lost a loved one in a coal mining accident, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for the following wrongful death damages:
Because multiple parties may be involved in a coal mining accident, figuring out who’s to blame and filing a lawsuit against them can be extremely complicated. The last thing you need while recovering is trying to navigate the complex world of workers’ comp claims and injury litigation.
Leave that to an aggressive attorney who knows workers’ rights and will fight to protect them. The Campbell County law firm of Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., is committed to coal miners and their families. If you’re seriously injured, we want to help you. Call today for a free case strategy session at (307) 257-7800.
To find out more about our legal services, please reach out to our firm by calling (307) 257-7800!
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