Few of us can imagine what it would be like to work in a mine. Fewer still could think about what it would be like to be caught up in a collapsed mine. The walls and ceiling could be falling in around you and you may never think you are going to get out.
Fortunately very few of those who work in mining will ever find themselves in a horrific situation like this one. The health and safety regulations are so strict there are set rules in place that demand everyone in a mine should be as safe as they can possibly be. The mine should be as stable as possible, with risk assessments determining that this is the case.
Supposing you are injured in a collapsed mine?
When a mine collapse does occur, everyone who is not caught up in it will take measures to try and get those inside the mine out as quickly as they can. Emergency services will be called. Time is of the essence as some of those who are in the mine may have limited air supplies to survive on before the inevitable happens.
If you have been injured in a collapsed mine you will know that mental and psychological injuries are arguably just as severe as the physical ones you may suffer. You may not be able to go back into the mine to return to work once your other injuries have healed. This is one of the reasons why many miners who have been injured in this situation look at the possibility of claiming compensation as a result.
Where can you get this information?
There are many experienced compensation lawyers around today who focus on just this type of compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has strong connections with a team of lawyers who take on cases like this on a daily basis.
It could be the case that one of our lawyers is well-positioned to handle your case if you have been in a mining collapse in the last three years. Whatever injuries you may have suffered, and whether they were physical or mental in nature – or likely both – it is certainly recommended that you contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Our number is available now on 0800 689 0500 and this is the best way to get through to the team that might be able to help you get compensation.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead