The Courage to Fight for the Black Lung Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve
Everyone knows that coal mining is difficult, dangerous work. Yet for some coal miners, the dangers of the job continue well after they’ve left the mine. Black Lung Disease, or Pneumoconiosis, is a serious, often deadly restrictive lung disease that affects hundreds of Kentucky coal miners every year.
Known for causing a persistent cough and shortness of breath, Black Lung Disease leaves permanent scar tissue in the lungs. The prevalence of Black Lung Disease is rising. In fact, in the past 15 years, there’s been a 900% increase in the number of Black Lung Disease cases reported in Appalachia.
If you’re diagnosed with Black Lung Disease, it’s likely that your doctors will inform you that you can no longer work in the coal mines. If that happens, how are you supposed to pay your bills and make ends meet? How will you and your family survive?
If you have Black Lung Disease and are no longer able to work in the mines, or if you have a family member who died from Pneumoconiosis, you may be entitled to special Workers’ Compensation benefits made specifically to coal miners and their families.
Navigating these Workers’ Comp laws is a confusing and complicated process, and it takes Kentucky Courage™ to see them through. If you’ve been diagnosed with Black Lung Disease, or think you may be affected, you need a strong legal team on your side.
Call the Kentucky attorneys at Morgan, Collins and Yeast today for a free Workers’ Compensation case evaluation.
First Steps if You Suspect You Have Black Lung Disease
- Seek medical treatment immediately.
- Tell your doctor about your work history and exposure to coal dust.
- Tell your employer about your diagnosis.
- Contact Morgan, Collins and Yeast.
“I have seen an increase in the number of miners that suffer from this dreadful disease. No amount of money can compensate these men and women for the tremendous effect of this condition on the health of these workers.”
– McKinnley Morgan