Tom Springer has over 20 years of experience helping retired coal miners get the State or Federal Black Lung Benefits to which they are entitled. When the 2002 State Black Lung Law unconstitutionally deprived coal miners of their Black Lung Benefits, Tom Springer fought the law all the way to the Kentucky Supreme Court and won a victory not only for his clients but for all Kentucky coal miners.¹ In the 7 years from 2003 to 2009, only 80 coal miners received RIB Black Lung Benefits.² In the 4 years since 2011, 815 coal miners have received either a Black Lung Award or Settlement.³ Please call us and schedule an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your potential claim.
¹ Vision Mining V. Gardner 364 S.W.3d 455 (Ky. 2011)
² Vision Mining Id.
³ Kentucky Department Worker’s Claims per open records request.