A coal mine accident has caused the wrongful death of a 55 year old Albright, West Virginia man. The accident happened in a coal mine in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. Mount Morris is located in Green County in southwestern Pennsylvania. The man was killed when an air shaft/mine door fell down onto him. He was transported to the emergency room of Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead the next morning. The exact cause of death is still pending an autopsy.
Workplace accidents that cause the wrongful death of a worker, like this tragic Mount Morris coal mine accident, often lead to complex litigation. Workers that are injured during course and scope of their normal business duties are entitled to workers' compensation benefits that include a portion of wage and salary as well as medical expenses.
Often times, an experienced workers' compensation attorney will help recognize that the workplace accident that caused the injury or the wrongful death of a worker was caused by a third party's negligence. In these types of situations, the injured worker and/or their family are entitled to full and fair compensation for medical expenses, wrongful death claims, pain and suffering, and lost wages from the parties that are responsible for the accident.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a workplace accident, call the team of attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today at 1-800-777-4081 for a free case evaluation. Our dedicated team of attorneys will help you with your workers' compensation claim and will also utilize our extensive resources to fight for your personal injury claim.
Source: KDKA. "Coroner: Coal Miner Killed In Accident; Autopsy Pending". 29 June 2015.