A coal miner puts his or her life on the line during each shift at work just so that we can all enjoy some of the basic comforts that we have grown accustomed to in this country. Mining has some very real risks that require appropriate action to help minimize those risks so that miners can work in an environment that is as safe as possible. Just last week, we discussed how miners can be subjected to unsafe air quality because of a blast. Those injuries might not be readily noticeable, but they can be devastating just the same.
We know that miners just want to go earn a living, but they should be able to do so in as safe a manner as possible. When accidents do occur or injuries occur, it is often necessary for the miner to take action to seek compensation for those injuries. That is especially true if the injuries are expected to have life-long repercussions.
With the dangers already present for miners, it is imperative that employers do their part to ensure worker safety. This means that there shouldn’t be any safety violations present on the mine site. All of the equipment operators should be properly trained, and the equipment should be properly maintained. Explosions should be carefully controlled and proper safety equipment must be readily available for those who will work near the blast site before the air quality returns to normal.
If you were injured in a mining accident or if your loved one was killed in a mining accident, we can help you explore your options for seeking compensation.