Miners Have The Right To Safe Working Conditions

Coal mining and metal mining are inherently dangerous jobs. However, the negligence of some companies turns a dangerous job into a deadly one.

At Warner Law Offices in West Virginia, we have experience representing coal miners and other workers in personal injury claims. Whether companies fail to provide safety equipment, don't maintain outdated equipment or ignore safety procedures, we know what it takes to hold them accountable and pursue full and fair compensation for our clients.

If you were injured by unsafe mining conditions, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill necessary to effectively fight on your behalf. Such conditions may include:

  • Coal dust or quartz dust diseases
  • Improper ventilation
  • Defective equipment
  • Electrocution risks
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Failure to inspect equipment
  • Fires and explosion risks
  • Hauling or loading hazards
  • Unsafe platforms
  • Power lines and cable concerns
  • Potential for rib rolls
  • Collapsing stockpiles
  • Stockpile collapses
  • Failure to properly train workers

Claims Against Antero Resources

According to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Antero Resources is the owner of nearly 400 wells in Doddridge, Harrison, Ritchie, Tyler and Upshur counties. Approximately 140 or more are being actively drilled.

Over the past few years, DEP has cited Antero for 17 state code violations. Most of the violations have been environmental in nature, but several have resulted in serious injuries to workers. In August 2012, for instance, a spark ignited underground methane gas at a Harrison County well, creating a fireball that injured three workers.

Call Our Lawyers Today For A Free Case Evaluation

In every case, Warner Law Offices will thoroughly investigate the accident in order to determine if the mining company, equipment manufacturer or other parties may be liable. To learn more about our ability to represent you in any mining-related injury claim in West Virginia, send us an email or call 304-881-0641 or 866-617-0522 today.