Mining is not as prevalent as it once was. However, many mines are still open and miners are still down below ground level, working in shifts to ensure the relevant materials are brought to the surface where they can be used.
Mining accidents are rare, thanks to the intensive health and safety rules that are applied to these settings. When an accident does occur it has the potential to cause serious injuries and even death to several of those who are caught up in the accident. As such it can have a profound effect on the lives of those involved, as well as those of their family members.
Thankfully they are uncommon but there is the potential for an entire mine, or at least part of it, to completely collapse. Mines must be constructed with great care, ensuring the walls and ceilings are properly secured so they cannot cave in. If this is not the case, the company operating the mine could be found guilty of negligence if people are injured or killed in the collapse.
Other mining accident compensation cases have revolved around accidents involving machinery. Plenty of heavy machinery is usually used in mining, in order to help make the work easier for those involved. However, if it is not maintained regularly or checked for potential problems, there is a greater chance of something going wrong.
Are you entitled to mining accident compensation?
If you have been involved in an accident while working at a mine of any kind, and it happened in the last three-year period, you could have an opportunity to seek compensation for those injuries. Both physical and mental injuries can be accounted for when determining how much compensation is likely to be paid. As such you should always find out where you stand by contacting a professional injury compensation lawyer.
Accident Advice Helpline makes this process easier by providing a free enquiry line you can use whenever you need it. Just call 0800 689 0500 to speak with someone who may be able to help. We can pair you together with a compensation lawyer who can assess your situation to see whether a compensation claim might be successful. It’s worth learning more even if you don’t think you have a good chance of success. We may actually be able to prove you wrong in your case.