Coal Mining Accidents


At Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC, we understand the inherent dangers associated with the coal mining industry, and regularly advise clients with respect to coal mining safety issues. For decades, our attorneys have been defending mining companies in coal mine accident cases. Our lawyers possess a comprehensive knowledge of the coal mining industry to defend coal producing entities in cases throughout West Virginia and Virginia.

We feel our commitment to client communication sets our firm apart. While diligently working to resolve legal matters as efficiently and effectively as possible, our attorneys maintain frequent communication with their clients. We strive to create an environment open to collaborative decision making and realistic goal setting. A successful outcome for us is one which meets the client’s objectives, defined through our mutual understanding of the law and industry concerns.

At Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC, our attorneys defend mining companies against all types of coal claims, including illness resulting from improper ventilation; electrocution and shock; fires and explosions; roof falls; conveyor belt incidents; equipment-related incidents; haulage and dump hazards; and the alleged failure to inspect.

As a firm in one of the biggest coal-producing regions in the country, we have a unique understanding of the coal industry. With this knowledge, our attorneys are prepared to defend coal entities in all manner of accidents.