Madison and St. Clair County, Illinois, Coal Mining Accident Attorneys
Offering Strong Advocacy and Legal Counsel for Injured Workers
If you or your loved one was injured in a coal mining accident, obtain experienced legal help. A highly skilled coal mining accident attorney will help you navigate through the workers’ compensation system, while determining if another party beyond your employer can be held responsible for the work-related injuries.
At the law firm Walton Telken, we are committed to securing maximum results for injured coal miners and their families. We apply our skills and legal resources in conducting a thorough investigation to identify the cause of the catastrophic or wrongful death accident. If a third party can be held accountable for the coal mining accident, we will aggressively pursue maximum compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Offering Free Initial Consultations to Injured Workers
When you select our law firm, you will have strong advocates on your side. Our legal team will work in overdrive to help secure your right to a full financial recovery. We will not get paid until you obtain compensation. Contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation at one of our office locations in Illinois or Missouri.
Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims for Coal Miners
Our firm’s workers’ compensation attorneys are committed to helping you maximize your recovery efforts. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims are sometimes denied, causing injured miners to be left struggling to cover their medical bills with a loss of income.
We have substantial experience handling workers’ compensation claims in Illinois and Missouri. We know the right steps to take in fighting back against denied or delayed claims, while working to maximize your chances of recovery.
Holding Third Parties Accountable for Causing Coal Mining Accidents
Our firm’s Madison and St. Clair County, Illinois, coal mining accident lawyers offer a client-driven approach focused on identifying the cause of catastrophic and fatal work-related accidents. Our legal team consults coal mining experts to help us evaluate accident scenes in determining any liability factors, including:
- Faulty equipment — Including defective drills, blasting equipment and excavating equipment leading to serious injuries and fatalities
- Operator error — Including overworked or undertrained drill operators, truck drivers, blasting personnel and coal truck drivers
- Toxic exposure — Including silica dust exposure known to cause silicosis or black lung cancer when silica dust is inhaled from surface drilling and blasting
We work with industry leading experts to help us establish liability. Part of our focus includes evaluating state and federal records to understand if the mining operation has had a history of violating safety requirements. We also conduct an investigation to determine if the manufacturer can be held accountable. Our legal team will review every angle possible in pursuit of securing your legal rights. If a third party was negligent, we will pursue a personal injury claim to help you and your family obtain maximum compensation.
Contact Our Southern Illinois Coal Mine Negligence Injury Attorneys
Contact our law firm today for help navigating through the workers’ compensation system. We will also advocate your right to recovery of maximum compensation, if a third party can be held accountable for causing the coal mining accident.