Charleston Coal Mining Accident Lawyer

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Do you think you have a claim involving an injury sustained in a coal mine? Do you think your injury was a result of someone else's negligence? If so, our coal mining accident lawyers in Charleston are ready to help you pursue your full amount of financial damages.

"When your health, safety, and family have been harmed by a mining accident or because of the negligent actions of a large corporation, you deserve nothing less than the best legal representation!"

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We Demand Justice for the Injured

If you were injured in a coal mining accident, or if you lost a loved one, we urge you to contact a Charleston coal mining accident attorney at Preston & Salango, PLLC. With more than 40 years of combined legal experience and some of the best recognitions in personal injury law, you can trust in our ability to represent you!

As local injury lawyers, we are well aware of the hazards associated with coal mining in West Virginia and surrounding areas. We also understand that mining companies have been known to intentionally disregard the health and safety of their workers, and sometimes do so at the cost of innocent lives lost.

Why choose Preston & Salango, PLLC?


  • We are a NO RECOVERY, NO FEE law firm.
  • We offer free case evaluations.
  • U.S. News and World Reports "Best Law Firms"
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® for 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Coal Mining Accident Attorney

Causes of Mining Accidents

Thousands of hard-working miners die each year during the process of mining minerals, and most of them die during the process of coal and hard rock mining.

Common causes of mining accidents often include:

  • Poisonous gas leaks such as hydrogen sulfide
  • Explosive natural gasses (e.g. firedamp or methane)
  • Dust explosions
  • Mine collapse
  • Mining-induced seismicity
  • Flooding
  • Mechanical errors from malfunctioning mining equipment
  • Improper use of explosives underground, leading to methane and coal-dust explosions

The Severity of Coal Mining Accidents

In April of 2010, the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal took the lives of 29 miners, and in May of 2014, two miners were killed at the Brody Mine #1 in Boone County. The accident occurred less than a year after the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) designated the mine as a pattern violator for repeatedly breaking federal health and safety regulations in 2013.

Flex your rights. Call Preston & Salango, PLLC now!

If you were injured in a mining accident, or if you lost a loved one, we urge you to contact our office to discuss filing a claim for compensation. Our Charleston coal mining accident attorneys have some of the most sought after accolades in the field of personal injury law and we welcome the opportunity to fight for you.

We offer free consultations and accept all coal mining accident​ injury claims on a contingency fee basis. Contact Preston & Salango, PLLC today at (304) 902-4266.

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