Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Disaster

The accident lawyers at The Cochran Firm are deeply saddened by the tragic mine blast that killed 29 workers at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia on April 5, 2010. We have always admired the resolve of our nation’s coal miners who brave dangerous conditions every day to provide for their families, trusting that those who make decisions about safety will protect them from harm. The lawyers of the Cochran Firm believe it is time for the mining industry to be held accountable for the inadequate emphasis on the safety of the coal miners who dedicate themselves to bringing one of the Nation’s most valuable resources out of the ground for the benefit of everyone.; We understand that this is an extremely trying time for those involved in this tragedy, and we would be honored to help in the time of need of the families. While no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, it is important to make sure that the families are provided for in the years to come. The Cochran Firm has the skills and experience to protect the rights of the families.; The Cochran Firm is the largest law firm in the United States handling personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of accident victims. The Firm is known for obtaining justice for its clients. We possess more than 25 years of experience in coal mine injury and wrongful death litigation in West Virginia, including:; Coal mine methane explosions Coal mining equipment injuries from mine transport vehicles and roof bolters Electrocutions from coal mine electrical equipment Injuries related to underground blasting operations; Our firm is currently involved in litigation arising from the Sago Mine Disaster, which occurred on January 2, 2006 in Upshur County, West Virginia. This tragedy was caused by a methane gas explosion, and resulted in the deaths of 12 miners. Preliminary investigations into the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine disaster indicate that the deaths of the miners likely were the result of a methane gas explosion as well.; Our experience representing clients in the Sago Mine Disaster litigation, and in other coal mining related lawsuits, provides us with unique skills and abilities, which sets our firm apart in this highly specialized area of law. We are committed to devoting our substantial national resources and expertise to hold those responsible for this tragedy accountable and to obtain the compensation the families deserve for the loss of their loved ones.; The Cochran Firm handles all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that clients pay nothing unless we recover compensation for them. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at your location.; For more information about the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster, please refer to the following links:; MSHA Resource Page for Upper Big Branch Mine; Charleston Gazette; WV Metro News; For more information about the Sago Mine Disaster, please refer to the following links:; MSHA Resource Page for Sago Mine; WV Office of Miners’ Health Safety & Training: Sago Mine Accident Report and Transcripts; For more information about coal mining regulatory agencies, please refer to the following links:; Mine Safety Health Administration; WV Office of Miners’ Health Safety & Training