For many people injured or killed in mining accidents, Kentucky workers’ compensation will be the only source to provide income for the family. In some cases, however, it will be possible to bring a lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death damages against a negligent defendant other than the employer. This could open the door for recovering damages for the full amount of your loss.
To learn about your legal rights in the aftermath of a coal mine accident, contact a Kentucky mining accident lawyer at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C. With offices in Pikeville, Louisville, Hazard, and Lexington, we’re convenient to coal miners and their families. With a record of achievement on behalf of accident victims that goes back 40 years, our law firm has the experience and knowledge to help you get the most out of your mining accident claim.
We investigate and analyze the circumstances of your accident to determine if a negligent party other than the employer can be held responsible for your damages. Parties such as property owners, previous property owners, truck drivers, logging companies, equipment manufacturers, or independent contractors might be held liable for damages suffered in such coal mine accidents as:
At the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., we work closely with our clients and their families not only to help recover the financial compensation that they are entitled to, but also to assist with all of the practical problems that can arise following a serious accident. We can help with questions about medical treatment, insurance coverage, and even problems with creditors.
Our Kentucky mining accident lawyers are experienced with accident cases involving such serious injuries as extensive burns, multiple fractures, spinal cord injuries, amputation, and brain injuries. For a free consultation about your legal options in the aftermath of a coal mine accident, contact us in Louisville, Pikeville, Hazard, or Lexington.