Jackson Kelly’s team of highly-experienced, nationally-recognized attorneys focus on the representation and defense of coal mine operators and their insurers in federal black lung claims. Our lawyers are experienced on both the legal and medical issues in defending black lung claims.
We defend clients in cases arising under the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act before the United States Department of Labor from the initial administrative stages that occur at the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, to the trial stage before the Office of Administrative Law Judges, and before various appellate tribunals, including several of the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court of the United States. Our Firm's Federal Black Lung practice is also national in scope. We defend claims from the coal fields of Appalachia in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. We also represent clients in claims arising out of the Illinois Basin and the western United States.
Our attorneys have over 25 years of experience in defending federal black lung claims, and under the direction of these experienced attorneys, associates and paralegals are teamed appropriately to minimize the cost to our clients, while providing sophisticated and responsive representation.