Coal Industry Employment Issues
Located in the heart of the United States coal mining industry, the law firm of Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC provides mining companies and their insurers with representation that is carefully tailored to the specifics of their business operations. For more than three decades, our firm has offered both defensive and proactive legal counsel to coal industry clients throughout West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky and eastern Ohio.
Unique Legal Challenges
The coal mining industry presents its own set of unique legal challenges. For example, working in coal mines is considered an inherently dangerous occupation. As a result, mining accidents frequently occur, leading to complex workers' compensation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims, or disability claims. Discrimination claims are also more prevalent due to potential employees who feel they are being discriminated against on the basis of their gender or physical abilities.
Taking Action to Preserve Resources
A mining company that finds itself facing any of these employment law issues needs to take immediate legal action. Time and money are not the only resources on the line. Without a proper defense, one misguided lawsuit could destroy a company's reputation, leading to massive and sustained losses.
Our highly skilled and experienced lawyers have a significant track record of success in coal industry employment law cases. They work closely with each client to analyze their situation and devise legal strategies for meeting their goals.
Proactive Services for Mining Corporations
Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC provides mining companies with on-site seminars regarding company policies, best practices and current safety regulations. We also offer risk management consulting services, including the creation or review of employee handbooks, anti-discrimination policies, and sexual harassment policies. Through this comprehensive approach, we assist our clients not only by responding to emergencies but by helping to prevent problems before they start.