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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for an accident in a mine?


    If you have been injured in a mine, you may be asking yourself, “Can I claim for an accident in a mine?” Accident Advice Helpline is the expert law firm that you need to answer this question and to help you make a personal injury claim.

    The law says that anyone who was injured in an accident caused by the negligence of others is entitled to compensation for the financial expenses it causes. If your mining accident was not your fault, then we are able to help you claim the compensation you deserve.

    Who is negligent?

    If you work in a mine, your employers have a responsibility to make it as safe as possible. Mining is a dangerous profession involving working underground on uneven and slippery surfaces. However there are precautions you employer should take to keep you safe.

    Safety equipment and protective clothing is vital in a mine. This may include harnesses, goggles, dust masks and helmets. If you are instructed to work in a mine without the correct safety equipment or the equipment is defective and you have an accident, your employer is considered negligent.

    Everyone who works in a mine should have the correct training and supervision to carry out their work safely, including knowing what to do in an emergency. If an accident is caused because of lack of supervision of you or a colleague, your employer make be considered at fault.

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    If your mining accident or industrial disease was caused by the negligence of your employer, you are entitled to compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline to find out about making a personal injury claim.

    Making a claim

    Starting the claims process is quick and easy. It takes just one call to our 24-hour helpline and a talk to one of our friendly, trained advisers. They will ask some questions about your mining accident and will be able to confirm if you are eligible for compensation. They are also always happy to answer any questions that you may have and there is no obligation to proceed.  

    As soon as you feel ready to proceed with a claim, you will be put in touch with one of our expert lawyers. They will be committed to successfully settling your claim with as little disruption to you as possible.

    We understand that your accident has already cost you financially and we do not wish to add to that burden. This is why all of our lawyers work on 100 per cent no win, no fee.

    Claiming compensation

    All employers are required to have indemnity insurance and they are the ones who will pay your compensation. The compensation package is based on how much the accident has cost you. It is important that you keep records and receipts for all expenses. Your expert solicitor will need these to gain you the maximum compensation.

    Are you still unsure?

    You have nothing to lose from calling our free helpline. We can at least confirm if you can claim for an accident in a mine.

    If you do decide to proceed, you can feel totally confident that your claim will be in safe hands with us. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.

    Date Published: July 7, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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