St. Louis Mining Accident Attorneys
Committed to Advocating for Injured Workers & Their Families
Work-related injury and death claims are common within the mining industry. The Dixon Injury Firm has extensive experience managing workers’ compensation cases in Missouri, including cases involving injured miners and the families of those killed in mining accidents.
If you are injured on the job in Missouri, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are meant to compensate you for your medical expenses, travel costs to and from medical appointments, lost wages and temporary or permanent disability, and vocational rehabilitation. It’s important that you work with an experienced attorney, like those at The Dixon Injury Firm, to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.
Mining accident claims tend to be very complex due to the many laws and regulations governing the industry, as well as the devastating nature of most mining accident injuries. Our St. Louis mining accident attorneys are here to answer your questions 24/7 and provide you with the information you need to move forward.
Mining Accident Statistics
When it comes to preventing mining accidents and protecting miners, following standard safety protocols are of the utmost importance. However, according to the MSHA, there can be upwards of 30 mining-related fatalities every year. Injury rates are much higher, of course, ranging up to 8,500 per year in the past decade.
Why do these incidents happen? Despite industry requirements, standard safety measures are not always implemented or followed. Additionally, defective or dangerous mining equipment contributes to numerous accidents, injuries, and deaths each year.
In the case of a mining injury or fatality, it’s incredibly important for miners and family members to take full advantage of workers’ compensation opportunities. At The Dixon Injury Firm, our mining injury attorneys in St. Louis work with injured workers and the families of miners who die in tragic accidents to make this happen as effectively as possible.
Common Mining Accidents
From disastrous collapses to vehicle malfunction, there are any number of things that can go wrong in a mine.
Here are some of the most common mining accidents we see at The Dixon Injury Firm:
- Burns, explosions, and fires
- Spoil stockpile collapses
- Roof collapses
- MSHA safety violations
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Falling accidents
- Defective equipment
When these and other mining accidents occur, injured workers and/or the family members of those wrongfully killed are entitled to file workers’ compensation claims and seek rightful benefits to help compensate them for their losses.
Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney for a Mining Accident Claim
Mining accident workers’ compensation claims are often very complex and nuanced, with many intricacies involved. However, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will have an in-depth understanding of all applicable laws and industry regulations.
An attorney can help you determine the potential value of your claim based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
- The nature, extent, and severity of your injury
- Whether your injury is partially or totally disabling
- How long your injury lasts/is expected to last
- The cost of your medical bills and related expenses
- Your transportation costs related to traveling to medical appointments
- Whether you are able to return to your previous place of employment
- Whether you are able to carry out modified work
- Whether you are able to work at all
Like other workers’ compensation cases, mining accident claims are subject to a statute of limitations. This means that you only have a certain amount of time to report your injury and file your claim, so it is important that you act quickly. Begin a case as soon as you or a family member is able to in order to maximize compensation.
How The Dixon Injury Firm Helps Injured Mine Workers
Our firm has helped countless injured workers in and around the St. Louis area. While we draw on our past experience and the knowledge we have gained representing other injured mine workers, we also understand that every case is unique. Because of this, we offer personalized legal counsel and innovative strategies tailored to your specific circumstances.
Led by our founding attorney, Christopher Dixon, our firm focuses on mining accident workers’ compensation cases. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Attorney Dixon knows how challenging workers’ compensation cases can be. In order to make things easier for you, our firm utilizes a contingency payment plan. This means our legal services are free unless we win your case. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for you; instead, our attorneys’ fees are paid via a percentage of your total recovery.
Schedule a Free, Confidential Consultation Today
If you were injured in a mining accident or lost a family member as a result of an on-the-job disaster, reach out to The Dixon Injury Firm for the compassionate, personalized legal representation you need and deserve. Our St. Louis mining accident attorneys have recovered more than $50 million for injured clients throughout Missouri, and we are ready to fight for you, too.
Ready to discuss your case with our team? Call (314) 208-2808 now to get started.