Picking up from Coal Mine Accidents: Causes and Injuries (Pt. 1), below we will continue our discussion regarding the dangers of the coal mining industry. While the first part of this blog focused on how negligence can contribute to coal mine accidents, here, we will take a closer look at some of the injuries workers can sustain as a result of these accidents – and what injured workers can do to obtain compensation after negligence causes coal mine accidents.
Injuries Caused by Coal Mine Accidents
When any type of negligence leads to coal mine accidents, the results can be devastating and catastrophic for workers in the vicinity of an accident, as any number of tragic events (such as the following) can occur:
- Coal mine collapses (which can trap miners)
- Transportation-related coal mine accidents
- Equipment-related coal mine accidents.
In these types of coal mine accidents, some of the specific types of injuries that workers may sustain can include (but are not limited to):
- Loss of one or more limbs
- Brain and head injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Electrocution-related injuries
- Bone fractures
- Blindness and/or deafness.
Options for Compensation after Coal Mine Accidents and Injuries
While the aftermath of coal mine accidents can be ruinous and catastrophic for injured workers and their families, these people should know that they may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries and losses through various legal channels. In fact, depending on the details of the case and the causes of the accident, it may be possible for injured workers to:
- File workers’ compensation claims
- File disability claims
- Sue a third party (like a subcontractor) if the third party’s negligence caused or contributed to a coal mine accident.
Mount Vernon Coal Mine Accident Lawyers at the Law Firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.
At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon and Southern Illinois coal mine accidents lawyers have been dedicated to providing client-centered representation to our clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, we are passionate about our clients, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life.
We take pride in tailoring our legal representation to specifically meet our clients’ needs and in expertly guiding them through each stage of the complex the legal process. While our attorneys are aggressive and effective litigators both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also counselors that can provide our clients with helpful legal advice regarding their best options.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a coal mine accident, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the page. We can provide you with a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.