Handling Defective Dust Mask Claims

Coal Mining Dust Masks May Have Failed To Prevent Black Lung Disease

The coal mining industry poses many risks to workers. Coal miners wear protective equipment to prevent diseases. Unfortunately, some protective equipment may have failed to keep miners protected from breathing in small dust particles that can cause black lung disease.

Before 1998, certain dust masks may have been defective and may not have adequately protected miners from black lung-causing dust particles. At Collins, Collins & Conley, our lawyers can evaluate your situation and see if you are able to file a claim against the manufacturers of these dust masks.

Do You Have A Case?

If you wore a defective dust mask, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost years of work life, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.

You only have a certain amount of time to file a claim. While most claims such as this are required to be filed within a year from the date of injury, there is an exception in the law that permits a claim to be filed later if you did not know the dust mask you wore was defective. Do not wait until the statute of limitations runs out in your case. You must file a claim within one year of discovering that you had a defective dust mask — we can evaluate your situation to see if you can file a claim.

Our injury attorneys will review your situation to see if you are able to file a claim. We can walk you through the entire process and help you seek compensation for the dangerous particles you were exposed to while working in coal mines.

Contact Us

We offer free consultations and can meet you in the hospital or in your home. To schedule a no-risk consultation, call our law firm at 606-785-5048 or contact us online.