How a Coal Mine Accident Lawyer in Montana Can Help
After an accident, it is essential to consult with a coal mine accident lawyer in Montana from Kovacich Snipes Johnson Trial Lawyers as soon as possible. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling mine accident cases in Montana. We understand your situation and what kind of help you need.
From the moment you hire us, we start investigating your case. How seriously were you injured, and how much money is your injury worth? Did your employer ignore safety regulations, and can you sue your employer for negligence? What are the consequences of your injury, and which Montana doctors are best to treat your injuries?
As we investigate the circumstances of your case, our team will also prepare your case. We go to work on filing a workers’ compensation claim while also ensuring you receive disability insurance, if applicable. Additionally, if you qualify for any other types of claims, we will begin the process for those claims as well.
But all of these tasks need to be completed in a timely manner, or you can miss out on the benefits and compensation you deserve. Evidence disappears quickly, especially in the deep, dark reaches of a coal mine. And even some benefits can be lost if you don’t start the process early.
Coal Mine Accident Personal Injury Lawyer
According to a study on the root causes of coal mine accidents, one element present in every accident examined was that someone ignored safety laws and regulations. This means that if you were injured in a coal mine accident, you may have a strong personal injury claim.
If you were injured on the job at a coal mine, you shouldn’t have to cover your medical bills out of your own pocket. Contact a coal mine accident lawyer in Montana today to recover the compensation you deserve for your injury.
What Types of Accidents Occur at Coal Mines in Montana?
Coal mines, like all types of mines, are inherently dangerous. People are working hundreds of feet or more underground with little light and no easy escape if something goes wrong. Accordingly, the industry is heavily regulated with the aim of protecting worker safety.
Unfortunately, despite these regulations, accidents still happen, especially when safety rules are ignored. Some of the more common accidents involve:
- Mineshaft collapses
- Toxic or poisonous gas leaks
- Machinery-related injuries
If you are seriously injured while in a mine, the difference between life and death can be how well safety procedures are followed.
For any accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately afterward. Many mine accident injuries result in permanent health problems, and the sooner they are treated, the better you will fare.
What to Expect in a Coal Mine Accident Personal Injury Case
Shortly after your accident, it’s common practice for a representative of your employer or its insurance company to ask you to sign paperwork limiting your employer’s liability. Often, this request — or demand — will come with a settlement offer.
While this may sound fair, you should avoid signing anything and direct any communications to your attorney. Signing away your rights could cost you thousands or even millions of dollars in compensation.
Typically, we will investigate your claim as quickly as possible and then use the evidence we collect to negotiate a fair settlement with your employer (or likelier, your employer’s insurance company). Our goal during these negotiations is to get you the maximum possible compensation available.
If negotiations are successful, you will receive compensation from the resulting settlement. But rest assured — if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we can take your case to trial.
Consult With Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you were injured in a coal mine accident, you deserve to be compensated for the harm and losses you suffered.
The dedicated team at Kovacich Snipes Johnson Trial Lawyers has recovered more than $500 million in compensation for accident victims. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney who can accurately determine the value of your case and help you understand your legal options today.