Call Accident Advice Helpline today if you need to make a miner accident claim. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, we can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
What injuries can be claimed for?
Mining is an exceptionally hazardous profession. You work underground on slippery and uneven surfaces. There is a risk of rock falls or accidents with the mining machinery. Some of these accidents can be prevented or at least rendered less serious by good safety standards in the mine, such as regular equipment checks, protective clothing, handholds and harnesses. Injuries caused when safety standards are not followed can include lacerations, amputations, broken bones and brain and spinal injuries.
Mining also increases your risk of some industrial diseases. These include miner’s knee, which is caused by continuous kneeling without proper protection, and black lung disease, which is caused by the inhalation over time of large quantities of coal dust.
Call Accident Advice Helpline if you have suffered from these or any other mining injury. We want to make sure that anyone who was injured due to the negligence of others is able to claim the compensation they deserve.
Making a claim
To start a claim, call our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our trained advisors. They will ask you a few questions to determine if you are eligible for compensation and will be happy to answer any questions you have. They will not put you under any pressure to proceed, but as soon as you feel ready, they will put you in touch with one of our expert lawyers who will work on your claim.
Our lawyers understand that dealing with a legal process can be hard while you are still recovering from your injuries. They will do everything possible to make it easier. Consultations will be held by phone or email when possible and often claims can be settled without going to court.
When our expert lawyers start work on your claim, they will need to gather evidence to support your claim. The most important evidence is medical records that document your injuries and the impact they have had on you. It is important that you consult a doctor as soon as possible after an accident.
Record as much detail as you can bout the mining accident or about the working conditions in the mine if your injury was sustained over time. If there are any witnesses, get their names and contact details so that your lawyer can get in touch with them if necessary.
Calculating the compensation
How much compensation you will receive from your miner accident claim will depend on how much the accident has cost you. You should keep receipts and records of all expenses. You may have had to pay prescription charges or to make regular trips to medical appointments. Some of these injuries may have resulted in equipment purchases or costly modifications to your home. If your injuries leave you unable to work, loss of income will also be taken into account when calculating your compensation package.
Try our 30-second compensation calculator now to find out almost immediately how much you could receive.
Date Published: June 3, 2015
Author: David Brown