Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern 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.