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What is Considered Defective Equipment?

Coal Mining Accidents in West Virginia

There are several ways in which defective equipment or machinery can bring about injury or a wrongful death. Otherwise safe equipment, when not maintained, can result in safety and MSHA violations that seriously hurt coal miners. At times, manufacturers, distributors and retailers can be at fault through defects in how the product is designed or made or failing to adequately warn operators of the dangers involved in using their equipment.

How the Firm Can Help

The West Virginia coal mining accident attorneys at the Fitzsimmons Law Firm know the inherent dangers in coal mining. If these are added to by defective equipment, the firm's attorneys feel that those responsible should be held accountable for their actions. Manufacturers who produce defective equipment, contractors who are negligent in the use and maintenance of their job site machinery, and employers who fail to maintain safe conditions for miners should each be held legally liable for their actions or failure to act.

A proven coal mining accident attorney knows how to investigate your accident to find the actual cause and those who are culpable. Once this is known, the firm is ready to take an aggressive stance towards obtaining compensation for hospital bills, medical expenses, lost earnings and other losses you have suffered.

Defective Equipment and Injuries

Coal mining accidents can occur when operating or using scoops, drills, conveyor belts, bulldozers, blasting equipment and explosives, timbers, clear cutting equipment and many others.

The painful consequences of defective equipment can result from:

In these cases, fair compensation needs to be fought for and obtained.

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Attorneys from the firm have served as lead counsel in over 50 published cases. Many of these decisions have changed the law here in West Virginia in order to protect consumers, workers, and individuals. High profile cases such as representing West Virginia University against former football coach Rich Rodriguez or representing Pittsburg Steeler Mike Webster against the NFL, have cemented the firm's reputation as one who works aggressively to produce results for clients.

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Fitzsimmons Law Firm, PLLC - West Virginia Coal Mining Accident Attorney
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