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
- Fires and Blasting Errors
- Methane Ignitions and Explosions
- Roof Falls and Minestope Collapses
- Rib Roll Incidents
- Mantrip Accidents
- Toxic Chemical Exposure
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.
They never gave up
"The Wininger Law Firm recently resolved my case after three years of litigation. The team of Mr. Wininger, Nick and Stephanie fought long and hard to see that I was awarded a fair settlement for my injuries. I was always kept well informed as to the status of my case and made aware of every option available to me at every junction. They never gave up on my case and fought to the bitter end. They truly helped me get the justice I was looking for and the compensation I deserved. I was blessed to find such a law firm and would recommend them to any one looking for a honest and hardworking team of lawyers and paralegals. I just want to say thank you and God bless you and your staff for all you have done for me and my family.or making me feel valued and stress free. I will always keep you guys in mind."
The Chutz Family.
They kept me informed
I was very impressed with the way your firm handled my lawsuit. Although it was a long process, y'all kept me informed along each step of the way. I've seen the amount of paper work y'all did over the years, and I'm very thankful for the time and effort that was put into settling this case for me. Because y'all asked very little of me, I was able to continue living my life and focusing on things going on in my life while y'all did the work to get me the settlement I deserved. Thank you, God bless you, and Have a Merry Christmas!
I Can’t Thank You Enough
I can't thank you enough for the great job your firm did for my family on our lawsuit. As you know, I did not appreciate the way that I was treated by the insurance company and having you and your staff deal with them was such a relief. I also appreciate your recommendation to go through mediation instead of going to trial. I feel like I received a fair settlement without having to go to court. While I definitely value your skill as an attorney, I value your people skills and friendship even more. In case you didn't guess, I'm a fan!
Warmest Personal Regards,