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Coal Miners

Coal Miners

Illinois Coal Mining Accident Attorneys

With great risk comes great reward, at least those who work in dangerous conditions would hope so. But, that is not always the case. As a coal miner, you are exposed to danger every day, but when you get injured, you may not be taken care of by your employer as you deserve. It is our job as Illinois coal mining accident attorneys at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates to help you seek the settlement you need. We understand the risks you take to do your job, and your livelihood should not be compromised by a work-related accident. Let us help you to hold employers and insurance companies accountable for the coverage and potential compensation that is required of them.

Contact us today at (618) 505-1660.

Types of Mining Injuries

It is no surprise that the day to day job of coal mining can result in injuries to employees. It is a tough, demanding job in dangerous conditions.

The common coal miner injuries that occur at work include:

  • Crush Injuries: Miners are frequently surrounded by heavy equipment and working under enormous weight. A crush injury can occur if machinery is defective, if a roof collapse, cave-in or a coal stockpile collapse occurs.
  • Burn Injuries: Burns can be the result of a fire or explosion (methane gas fueled), chemical exposure or inhaled smoke and toxic fumes.
  • Electrocution injury: Electrocution can result from equipment operated in damp working conditions, defective equipment or exposed cables.
  • Slip and fall injury: Slips and falls can happen while working in tight, dimly lit, and often changing environments, or as miners carry out or load in equipment or product.

Coal miners are also subject to many health risks, wherein symptoms compile over time including exposure to excessive noise, welding fumes, mercury, radon and dust. These can cause negative effects to your health whether long-term exposure or short-term exposure occurred. It pays to speak with a qualified attorney from our team regarding your health and safety concerns and your subsequent injuries or illness so that you know that you are on the correct path as you seek compensation.

Your Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

If you’ve been injured on the job as a coal miner, you may have a workers’ comp case. It is not uncommon for a coal miner to be unaware of his rights to compensation, especially when employers and insurance companies are not being forthcoming with information. Let our team of Illinois coal miner accident lawyers help you get the compensation you need to recover and get back on your feet. We understand how impactful a work injury can be on your life, and we want to help you hold responsible parties accountable. Trust us with you case, so you can focus on getting better.

Contact our team for a free consultation at (618) 505-1660.

Why You Can Trust Us

The Right Firm Can Make the Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • Auto Accident $9,000,000

    Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Auto Accident $2,500,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Auto Accident 920,000

    A man was sheading south on RT 45 in Saline County when TT slowed to make a turn and was rear-ended. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and shoulders. Justice was served for our client.

  • Auto Accident $875,000

    Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.

  • Auto Accident $750,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Auto Accident $600,000

    A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.

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Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris
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