Often preceded by partial or complete collapse, mine flooding can have dire consequences for miners and their families. Injuries during the flooding accident can often be serious and potentially even fatal as this type of mining accident exposes miners to the risks of hypothermia and drowning.
Mining accidents, like other work related accidents, can often be prevented by provision of adequate training in the use of equipment, protective clothing and specific safety procedures. Failure to provide these could result in workplace accidents with tragic results and entitle workers to claim for compensation.
When to claim work injury compensation
Miners injured at work can claim for industrial injury compensation if the accident causing their injury occurred within the last 36 months and was not their fault. Industrial illnesses caused by exposure to toxic gases, coal dust, and so on can also be claimed for. As these often do not become obvious until a later date, these can usually be claimed for within three years of being diagnosed. Families of workers killed in such tragic mining accidents can also claim.
How to claim against injuries at work
Initial advice on claim eligibility can be obtained by visiting Accident Advice Helpline website or calling their advisers via the company’s free-phone number. Experienced, helpful and friendly, these advisers can confidentially discuss your case and determine whether you have a chance of successfully making a claim against the party responsible for your work related accident.
Professionals who have adequate experience in dealing with compensation claims concerning work accidents in the mining industry will aid you in pursuing your claim. Working on strict conditional fee agreements, they will advise and assist you will all necessary requirements and procedures to successfully complete your claim.
Conditional fee agreements
Better known as no win, no fee* agreements, conditional fee agreements mean claimants do not have to pay any costs involved in making their claim until it has been brought to a satisfactory conclusion.
Once this has been achieved, a percentage of their compensation will be deducted to pay the relevant expenses. This obviously makes it more affordable for injured parties to pursue claims than if fees had to be paid up-front.
Date Published: November 17, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Construction accident claims