Mining Accidents — Surface And Underground Explosions
People who have been working in the mines long enough are likely familiar with the saying, “It’s not a matter of if an accident will happen; it’s a matter of when it will happen.”
Coal mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Although some miners make it through their careers without facing accidents, many are not so lucky. Mining accidents, including surface and underground explosions are unfortunately common.
If you suffered serious injuries in a mining accident, or if your loved one was killed in a mining accident, our experienced lawyers can help you receive the compensation you need. At Eley Law Firm, we have more than 30 years of experience helping individuals throughout Colorado receive the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve.
How Were You Injured?
A single spark in a poorly ventilated mine is all it takes to lead to tragedy. If the ventilation plans designed to prevent coal dust explosions were not followed, the company can be held liable. Similarly, when methane gas monitors are tampered with or bypassed, the mines can become fatal.
Regardless of whether you were injured underground or on the surface, we can help. We handle coal mining cases stemming from all types of accidents, including:
- Methane gas explosions
- Silica dust explosions (also called coal dust explosions)
- Coal stockpile collapse
- Roof falls
- Rib rolls
- Hydrogen sulfide exposure
We do more than help injured workers receive the benefits they need. We also help ensure safety precautions are enforced at the mining site so accidents like this don’t happen again.
We Can Help You Receive Benefits After A Mining Accident
The workers’ compensation system in Colorado is complex. If you are recovering from serious injuries, you should not also need to worry about the rules and regulations that are preventing you from receiving compensation.
Our attorneys are here to guide your family through this difficult time. We will work tirelessly to ensure you get the care you and your loved ones need.