Strong Representation After Coal Mine Accidents

The coal mining industry is alive and well in West Virginia. It is also a very dangerous place to work, and accidents happen. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a coal mine accident, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim for damages.

At Akers Law Offices, we take care of you by handling insurance details, gathering medical documentation, talking to experts, building your case and advocating on your behalf. Our lawyer's experience in cases involving mine accidents and knowledge of the industry can represent a significant advantage in the eventual resolution of your case.

With us working behind the scenes, you can focus on recovering from your injuries or mourning the loss of your loved one. Call our office in Charleston at 304-932-4571 or email us for your free consultation to learn more.

Our Experience Makes A Difference In Your Case

Attorney JB Akers is familiar with the practical risks that West Virginia miners face every day, and also with the state and federal mine safety regulations that are intended to balance the hazards of coal extraction.

He knows how to investigate and prove claims of deliberate intent against mine owners and employers in order to protect your ability to collect personal injury damages in addition to workers' compensation benefits in cases involving:

  • Roof support failure or trench collapses
  • Equipment accidents involving longwall shearers, continuous-mining machines, power mining shovels, elevators and other machinery
  • Explosions caused by improper excavation practices or poor ventilation
  • Motor vehicle or railroad accidents at or near the mine mouth
  • Accidents suffered during tree removal operations
  • Cave-ins
  • Inadequate safety equipment available to each miner

We Work With Experts To Get You Maximum Compensation

Whether your accident occurred in a punch mine, a surface mine or a deep wall mine, JB Akers has experience working with forensic mine safety experts who will work to determine which safety standards and regulations were violated.

It is essential to your mining case that your mining accident attorney has available a team of credible and knowledgeable experts when dealing with MSHA regulations.

We also work with medical professionals, rehabilitation specialists and life care planning experts to make sure that your injuries and treatment needs are fully and accurately identified and documented for compensation.

Tell Us About Your Needs. We'll Tell You About Your Legal Options.

To learn more about your rights if you have been seriously injured — or a family member killed — in a mining accident, call us at 304-932-4571 for a free consultation with our attorney. You can also send us an email, and he will contact you.