Coal Mine Accident Injury Lawyer Lebanon VA

Coal Mine Accident Injury Lawyer Lebanon VACoal Miner Injury Lawyer Lebanon VA

Coal mining is one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs in the world. It takes immense courage and bravery on the part of miners to go deep underground and get the job done. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees in the coal mining industry are more likely to be killed or to incur a significant non-fatal injury or illness, and their injuries are more likely to be severe than workers in the private industry as a whole.

Today, we have better conditions and fewer deaths. Still, coal mining is still a very dangerous industry, and the possibility of injury and death at every step is very real, as it is damp, dark, and difficult to breathe under the cramped conditions of a mine.

If you suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one due to a coal mining accident, we urge you to call our office to schedule a free consultation with Lebanon coal mining injury lawyer Mark Hurt. Mark brings to each case a background of having litigated before the United States Supreme Court, as well as working for one of the largest law firms in the country. He will listen to the facts of your case, explain your legal options, and (if necessary) tenaciously fight at trial to get you everything to which you are rightfully entitled.

What Type of Compensation May I Be Entitled to Recover for a Coal Mining Injury?

Injuries and illnesses suffered while working in coal mines can be debilitating and expensive. Further, when a worker suffers a wrongful death, it can be heartbreaking for family members who are left behind. At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we understand the significant physical, emotional, and financial toll that coal mining accidents can take on workers and their loved ones. When an individual hires our firm, we put our extensive experience to work in exploring every potential avenue for maximum compensation.

Most work injuries are covered under an employer’s workers’ compensation policy, which is a no-fault system. This means that an injured miner is entitled to benefits regardless of who was at fault for an accident, including compensation for medical treatment, a percentage of lost wages, and disability. Because securing workers’ compensation does not require proving negligence, it is often an easier avenue for recovering damages than a personal injury suit. However, the claims process can be challenging, and many employers make it difficult for workers to obtain the full compensation and benefits they deserve.

While injured workers normally are only able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits from an employer, they are free to sue any third parties that are responsible for injury or death. Thus, in some situations, a third-party might be liable for a portion (of all) of a workplace injury. For example, if an outside company supplies defective equipment that causes an injury, it may be possible to collect damages through a civil lawsuit. While it is more difficult to succeed in a personal injury or products liability lawsuit than to get approved for workers’ comp benefits, more compensation is typically available. In addition to healthcare expenses and lost wages, a victim may be entitled to non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of quality and enjoyment of life, and (in some cases) punitive damages.

Generally, it is difficult to win a personal injury lawsuit against a coal mining employer who has workers’ compensation insurance. However, it may be possible to pursue a deliberate intent case, if the company committed intentional acts that directly caused an accident. These types of cases are extremely challenging to pursue, as there is a high burden of proof that must be met.

If you are unsure of the type of compensation to which you may be entitled, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation. We can explain all options for potential recovery.

How Much Does an Experienced Lebanon, VA Coal Mining Injury Lawyer Cost?

At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we understand the devastating impacts that a coal mining injury can have on both an injured worker and his or her family. For this reason, we represent victims on contingency, meaning we do not collect a fee unless we are successful in recovering compensation. Further, we advance all litigation expenses while a case proceeds, so our clients do not have to compromise their family’s well-being to afford quality legal representation.

Common Coal Mine Accidents That Cause Injuries or Death

Nearly 4,000 miners are injured each year. In comparison to the limited number of American miners, this makes mining one of the most dangerous occupations in America. Miners work in small spaces underground and operate heavy equipment, resulting in many accidents that can be caused by negligence, intent, coincidence, or natural occurrences. Despite stringent safety regulations, thousands of significant injuries occur each year. The following are a few of the most prevalent causes of mining injuries and fatalities.

Slip and Falls

The damp conditions and slippery surfaces in compact coal mines often lead to slip and fall accidents. However, mining companies have a duty to take preventive measures to avoid injuries caused by slipping and falling.

It is their responsibility to train workers in safety matters, manage miners, take precautions, and provide safety equipment to wear on the job. If these responsibilities are not adequately met and miners are injured in a slip and fall accident, the company may be held liable.

Explosions

Fires and explosions in mines have led to large-scale disasters that have killed thousands of innocent employees. Coal mining results in methane gas being released into the atmosphere, which increases the level of methane present in the air inside a coal mine. Most mining companies place methane detectors in caves to alert workers if methane levels rise. In some cases, these detectors may also automatically shut off heavy machinery if the amount of methane in the air reaches unsafe levels. All these measures are in place to avoid methane-related explosions.

Additionally, most people are unaware that coal dust, which is heavily present in mines, is also highly explosive. If methane detectors and proper ventilation are not present, a tragic explosion could easily occur. If you were the victim of such an explosion, we urge you to call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt to consult with a VA coal miner injury lawyer who can discuss your case and the compensation to which you might be entitled.

Falling Roof and Rib Rolls

Potential roof falls in coal mines are among the most significant hazards for miners. In fact, 70% of all deaths in U.S. underground coal mines are attributable to groundfall incidents. When such a tragedy occurs, workers typically sustain life-threatening injuries or death.

If you were involved in a roof fall or rib roll accident, Lebanon coal mine injury attorney Mark Hurt could assist in identifying the cause of the accident and fight tenaciously in seeking to hold all responsible parties accountable for failing to maintain safe working conditions. Further, our experienced team of personal injury lawyers can aggressively fight for the maximum compensation possible.

Electrical Accidents

Coal mine companies in Lebanon, Virginia, and the surrounding areas must be mindful and take necessary precautions to prevent any injuries or deaths from electrical accidents. These accidents can be caused by faulty or malfunctioning machinery or improper electrical safety procedures.

Many electrical accidents in coal mines occur simply because management decisions to ignore safety guidelines. They may bypass safety precautions and systems to save time or utilize machinery with faulty wiring. This is where a VA coal miner injury lawyer can help you make a strong case by proving negligence or blatant disregard of electrical safety at trial.

Poor Maintenance and Defective Equipment

Coal mines use heavy-duty industrial machines that are not commonly utilized by everyday laypeople. This is because these are specialized machines, made and used for special mining purposes. These machines typically go through rough usage on a daily basis such that a detailed safety and maintenance program needs to be performed.

If equipment is not maintained correctly or is defective, injuries are likely to result. Unfortunately, many employers avoid routine maintenance or use defective equipment to save time or money.

If you were injured as a result of faulty equipment or machinery, you deserve justice and the full and fair compensation needed to care for your injuries. As an experienced VA coal miner injury lawyer, Mark Hurt understands common coal mining equipment and can help assemble evidence in seeking to prove that improper maintenance or defects were the cause of your injuries if this is the case.

Why You Should Hire the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt

Coal mining accidents that lead to injuries or death can be difficult to explain and prove in court. If you have suffered from such an accident, filing and fighting the case on your own is typically not wise, as your chance of success increases substantially when you are represented by an experienced Virginia coal accident injury lawyer. Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

What Our Clients Say

I'm an out of state driver who received a speeding ticket in smyth county. Mark Hurt Law firm helped me get the charge completely dismissed at a very affordable cost! Great Firm , highly recommend!
Luke Robinson
Luke Robinson
21:48 22 Apr 21
A very professional team who understands the stress of being in an accident. Our paralegal, Courtney Cormier, made us always feel as if things were being taken care of and it was nice to be worry free.
Kristina Murray
Kristina Murray
18:29 03 Mar 21
Diana Phipps
Diana Phipps
13:46 03 Mar 21
After my car accident, Mr. Hurt and his team worked very diligently to get me a fair settlement. Courtney Cormier, a paralegal on the team, was an invaluable asset to me. She always kept me informed of everything that was happening. I couldn't have had a better experience.
Caleb & Kristina Murray
Caleb & Kristina Murray
21:54 22 Feb 21
I could not be more pleased with the service I received. He is a wonderful lawyer and he gets the job done.
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Country living woman Mountains
05:52 22 Dec 20
This law firm has great people skills and are very professional and efficient I would definitely recommend anyone to this law firm.
Lucas Green
Lucas Green
18:06 06 Dec 20
Courtney done a very good job with my case at the abingdon va office very quick and efficient great job highly reccomended my auto accident was in may and alreadh we have settled for maximum amount thanks so much
James Smith
James Smith
06:57 05 Dec 20
I contacted the law offices of Mark T. Hurt regarding a traffic ticket I received. Initially I was concerned because I live between Florida and New York, and with Virginia being midway, handling my ticket would be a major inconvenience, and I wanted to keep my record free of any infractions.Choosing Mark T. Hurt to represent me was the best choice I made, and it was further improved with the assistance of Rhonda, who contacted me once they received my request. Rhonda is one of those unique people who has mastered the fine line between being perfectly professional and friendly. Every conversation we had, was made to feel as if I were speaking to a close friend. One of the most appreciated aspects of working with her was her understanding and respectful of my schedule and time.For my work, I have a hectic schedule and very few free moments, so being able to handle things quickly and effectively is a priority for me, and Rhonda understood that and took care of everything as if she knew exactly what I was expecting. I even got sick while working with Rhonda, and her first comment was to wish me well. She also went out of her way to find solutions regarding my traffic citation that worked around my schedule. The price was fair, and when considering the quality of work and more importantly, the quality of people you will be reliant upon to ensure the best possible outcome for whatever your situation is, they can ask for 10x more than what I paid and it would still be worth it.All in all, recommendation for this law office, and for Rhonda herself, could not be higher. If you are searching for someone to represent you in any legal matter whatsoever, this is the office to work with. Thank you again Rhonda.
Al Fortunatti
Al Fortunatti
00:47 07 Nov 20
My lawyer Courtney in charge of my case was very professional, and very responsive to my personal injury and auto claim. She had it settled in a timely manner very polite and I would recommend this office to anyone.
Samantha Mays
Samantha Mays
21:28 06 Nov 20
I would highly recommend this law firm! Courtney helped me with my personal injury case, she answered all my questions and was always responsive throughout the entire process.She advocated for me efficiently and strived for the best possible outcome.
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
17:16 27 Oct 20
I'm not a Virgina resident and had found this firm through Google. I have a traffic violation case in tennessee and was desperate to get awnsers. This law office's staff was so helpful even though I wasn't able to even be a client, I believe the person who awnsered was Ashley. After their direction on finding another attorney and my case I was able to push my court date back and will be able to find someone to represent me.I'm not even a client, they didn't have to help me at all! I just wish they practiced in the tri cities area! Would recommend this group!
Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
18:34 22 Oct 20
I contacted the affordable Law Offices of Mark T Hunt regarding a ticket I received. They requested certain documents from me, went to court on my behalf and got the ticket dismissed! The entire process was easy, fast and efficient. When I emailed or texted them their response time was impeccable!I would HIGHLY recommend them if you are looking for a professional attorney!
Davina Waller
Davina Waller
16:41 22 Oct 20
Under the circumstances that I had to have an encounter with Mr. Hurt, if I needed another team to represent me, I wouldn't hesitate for a second. The sheer communication that I had with Ashley was phenomenal. I was informed every step of the way. I was directed to each step of the process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this law firm and would HIGHLY reccomend them. They were able to have my ticket completely dropped with no points added. Thank you all so much for all your hard work you did for me.
Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
16:56 21 Oct 20
Mark and his team were very professional and courteous. They done a excellent job with my traffic ticket. I would highly recommend them.
Shannon Hanes
Shannon Hanes
16:26 21 Oct 20
My son got a speeding ticket in Virginia going back to school in Alabama. We contacted Mark Hurts office and they were very responsive and handled the entire situation for us.
Mary Ellen Fennell
Mary Ellen Fennell
22:54 20 Oct 20
The Law Offices of Mark Hurt made the process of dismissing my ticket so effortless! They were told me all the steps I needed to take to make Mr. Hurt’s job easier, and he was able to dismiss my ticket! I’m so thankful I used Mark Hurt to represent me in court. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
Cristina Marie
Cristina Marie
16:33 15 Oct 20
Friendly. Efficient. Professional.I’m thankful!
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Moody Witoutcoffee
03:56 09 Oct 20
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Rafael Oliveira
11:13 06 Oct 20
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Cleber Bandi
00:06 06 Oct 20
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Lindaura Williams
23:47 05 Oct 20
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anita R Oliveira
anita R Oliveira
15:25 03 Oct 20
I highly recommend anyone to choose The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues! They were extremely nice, helpful, and professional, especially Courtney! Every question and concern was always answered. I am thankful for all their help!!
Brittany Gobble
Brittany Gobble
17:35 29 Sep 20
They were very helpful, and answered all of the questions I had, and got great results from my court hearing, I would highly recommend!
Bodie Breitbach
Bodie Breitbach
15:49 21 Sep 20
This law firm is the best of the best and Courtney was just wonderful in every aspect. Extremely helpful and answers every question and always willing to help! Mark Hurt and his crew are the best! Thank you all for helping my family in a very difficult time. Highly recommend.
Tony Statzer
Tony Statzer
14:41 17 Sep 20
Late in July I was charged with a reckless driving ticket in Greenville County, Virginia. I got caught going 83mph in a 55mph zone. It was my first offense on my driving record and I did not need a misdemeanor which could hurt my career. I was assured by Mrs Rhonda Hurt not to worry and that her team would take care of it. On my end, the only effort I put in was taking a 12 hour defensive driving course and sending her my driving record. Two months later, the result of my hearing was a reduction to a defective equipment/non driving violation with 0 points off my record. The other good part about this case was I did not have to go to court. In court fees I paid $68 and a fine of $78 for my ticket. Mrs. Rhonda and her team put together a miracle in that county and I cannot give her enough credit. I sincerely recommend this firm because I know they worked hard on my case and will do the same for you. Thank you again!
Marqus Keith
Marqus Keith
14:54 15 Sep 20
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Catina Ratliff
Catina Ratliff
17:51 05 Sep 20
The law offices of mark hurt was very good to me and my family great people great service and great results courtney was our paralegal that presided over the case could not have asked for more to be done.
Danny Kiser
Danny Kiser
18:34 31 Aug 20
I got a traffic ticket while I traveled passing through VA in May.It is a big deal if you have the Law Section: 44-1/46/2-862 and speeding excess of 80 MPH in your ticket. It is a Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge!I saw Mark T. Hurt's Law office simple letter, I decided to give a call and get a free consultation.From the call, Rhonda provided a detail explaining the criminal charge of the Misdemeanor Reckless Driving ticket is about. She is a very caring and honest person, no sale pressure to me to take their law office at all.Once I decided to use their firm to represent me in court, it didn't take an hour, I was told totake some actions and wait for cout day to see the result. That is that simple and no worry at all. On the court date, I received text messages from lawyer's office. Guess what? The lawyer did a miraculous and fantastic job for me in the court.The Reckless Driving Misdemeanor ticket has been reduced to an Improper Driving traffic ticket.Thanks to Mark T. Hurt's Law office team! They are not only very professional and transparent but also does the best quality job you can find. I strongly recommend them to be your lawyer if you need one in VA.
C.Y. Kuan
C.Y. Kuan
01:07 23 Aug 20
Having landed a Reckless Driving (99 in a 65) on my way back to FL from WV, I came across this law firm when searching something along "best reckless driving lawyers Virginia."Mr. Hurt's firm dropped my "Criminal Misdemeanor" to an improper driving. Which from my understanding is right next to a normal speeding ticket.All expenses accounted (payment, court cost, fine), I'm out roughly $1,100 ; but I'd much rather pay that once today, than every six months to an insurance company for the next... God knows how many years. I am extremely grateful and overjoyed with my outcome.As far as speaking with the great ladies at these offices, everyone was always kind, quick, and considerate. They answered all my questions, explained all my options and possible outcomes. I had a clean record, and had now experience dealing with courts or lawyers, so their patience and knowledge was especially helpful. If I ever screw up again (I pray to God I don't) I hope it's in Virginia, so I can call upon Mr. Hurt's offices.
Nomadic Wolf
Nomadic Wolf
21:06 21 Aug 20
I would like to thank Hope for helping me get my SSDI. She was a true professional a great help with my success. great asset to the law firm and honest lady could not ask for anyone better. Thank You, David
David Harden
David Harden
21:17 20 Aug 20
I had a miracle outcome
jose feliz
jose feliz
22:14 18 Aug 20
I got stop in wyth county saw good reviews on Law of Mark, i can say i highly recomend them, got stop 79mph on a 60mph, they all i had to pay was a low amounth of $200 fine plus court cost $76 and they got me out with zero point infraction, if you looking for lawyer on traffic tickets here its the place to go with! Very professional and representatives will be there to help any time!
Brisio Gaza
Brisio Gaza
23:12 15 Aug 20
This law firm is the up most professional and highly knowledgeable in it's field of work. Courtney is awesome and a pleasure to work with she is the best at her job. We highly recommend this law firm!
Christy Statzer
Christy Statzer
02:52 11 Aug 20
Courtney Cormier and the law office, was amazing! Courtney was very efficient, timely, and responsive. I had an issue with a previous employee, but due to that, Mr. Hurt wanted to ensure that I was completely satisfied, so he made adjustments on his fee, just to make sure I was happy! You couldn't ask for a better paralegal or law office! I highly recommend this firm!
Jessica Ann Roberts
Jessica Ann Roberts
20:10 30 Jul 20
I called seeking help with a traffic ticket I received. I spoke to the legal assistant, Ashley and she was very helpful.
Nathan
Nathan
13:54 30 Jul 20
my Attorney Courtney Cormier was amazing and very helpful and patient with me and the case and always keep me updated on all the steps and procedures of the process i would definitely recommend her and this office they are amazing
Branden Lewis
Branden Lewis
15:24 21 Jul 20
These guys got my reckless driving charge of a 94 in 70 down to a improper driving. You won’t regret hiring them to help you out!
Haley Walser
Haley Walser
23:22 20 Jul 20
Great experience with Courtney Cormier! Thanks for the professional help!
Alisha Fagan
Alisha Fagan
16:26 20 Jul 20
Thank you for doing the best you guys did an amazing job with my case I appreciate everyone that worked on my case I definitely recommend this law firm!!
Abdullah Shaikh
Abdullah Shaikh
14:56 16 Jul 20
Great people! Very helpful and professional.
Heather Foster
Heather Foster
21:53 15 Jul 20
Wonderful, family oriented law firm. The staff are very attentive and courteous especially Courtney. I highly recommend this legal establishment!
Duane Cormier
Duane Cormier
17:25 15 Jul 20
Amazing group of people to work with Courtney is fantasticI would highly recommend this group
Kara Ginter-Hensley
Kara Ginter-Hensley
21:41 14 Jul 20
Great firm!! Diana will walk you through everything you need to take care of a traffic ticket.
Braden Alexander
Braden Alexander
19:28 14 Jul 20
They are very professional, and respectful with everybody, including one of his employees, Rafael
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
17:01 14 Jul 20
The personnel who work here are constiment professionals. Rhonda Hurt kept me abreast of all proceedings and changes without the need for me to follow up, allowing me to maintain a piece of mind knowing that the Law Offices of Mark T Hurt were on the job (Rhonda kept me up to date through text and e-mail).During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak all court dates were changed. I received a personalized letter from Mark assuring me that he and his team was on the job and was going to see my case through to the end while keeping me looped in.Thank you for all your help and persistence to see the great outcome I received.I highly recommend anyone to use the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues!
Jon H
Jon H
11:34 13 Jul 20
They are a hard working team that care about their clients.
Frederick Baker II
Frederick Baker II
05:13 26 Jun 20
Fast, professional, and friendly. One of the best we have had for our family case and would HIGHLY recommend!!
Jonathan Mora
Jonathan Mora
19:13 04 May 20