Mining Accidents

Alabama Mining Accident Lawyer

Surface and Underground Mining Accidents

At Wininger Law Firm, LLC, we know that surface or underground mining accidents can cause catastrophic and lethal injuries to Alabama mine workers. These injuries are often caused by the unsafe actions of co-workers, or from the negligent disregard of corporate employers who place production over worker safety.

It is the duty of mine operators to identify and correct hazards to prevent illness, accident or injury. When a mining boss shows reckless indifference to federal and state safety regulations or fails to adequately train or supervise “red hat” apprentices, or others susceptible to injury, the consequences can be disastrous.

Worker’s Compensation Claims for Miners

The Wininger Law Firm has represented injured miners for over 40 years with Workers Compensation and other injury claims. Further, if you are seriously injured at work by a defective machine, you may be able to obtain money damages in addition to Workers Compensation benefits.

Determining Liability for Mining Injuries and Deaths

Our accomplished lawyers are well-versed in federal or state laws pertaining to mine safety, including the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act.

We work with a network of occupational safety experts, engineering consultants and mining professionals to determine the cause of an explosion, fire, structural collapse, or equipment failure. Once we pinpoint the cause of an accident we can turn our focus to holding the negligent parties accountable.

When negligence leads to a miner’s death, we are able to help a surviving spouse or family member file a Wrongful Death suit against the liable party.

Our Alabama mining accident lawyers have the experience necessary to obtain maximum compensation or punitive damages for injuries or deaths caused by:

  • Defective Tools, Equipment or Safety Guards
  • Deliberate Exposure to Danger
  • Failure to Properly Train
  • Asphyxiating Gas Leaks
  • Silica Dust or Asbestos Exposure; Occupational Disease
  • Electrocution
  • Fires and Blasting Errors
  • Methane Ignitions and Explosions
  • Floods
  • Roof Falls and Minestope Collapses
  • Rib Roll Incidents
  • Mantrip Accidents
  • Toxic Chemical Exposure

Mining Injuries

Mining injuries can occur due to unsafe conditions, worker error, or defective or dangerous industrial equipment. We can represent miners who suffer from debilitating or catastrophic injuries or occupational diseases, including:

  • Silicosis and Pneumoconiosis
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Crush Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Dismemberment
  • Falls; Hidden Mine Shaft Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Disfigurement, Scars or Deformities
  • Defective Equipment Injuries
  • Permanent Hearing Loss Due to Noise Exposure

We assist miners and their families in Walker and Blount Counties, or in other counties in Alabama with injury or wrongful death claims. Call our Birmingham accident attorneys at 888.808.INJURY to arrange for a consultation at no cost.

We are paid on a contingent basis, meaning that we are only paid if you are successful in winning a settlement or favorable verdict.