Because of the very nature of the working environment, quarries can be very dangerous and if you are injured whilst working there you may be able to make a quarry accident claim.
The types of accident which can be suffered while working in a quarry include falls from platforms, ladders and walkways, illnesses caused by dust, damage to hearing caused by noise, and accidents caused by onsite heavy vehicles.
These dangers pose a threat to life and limb, including broken bones, breathing conditions such as asthma, and hearing loss to name just a few. If you have suffered injury or damaged health through your work, you should seriously consider making a quarry accident claim.
What grounds would there be for a claim?
Working conditions in quarries are covered under the Mines and Quarries Act 1954, the Mines and Tips Act 1969 and the Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993. If your employer has not complied with these Acts and not shown due concern for your health and safety, you may well have grounds for a quarry accident claim.
How do you go about making a claim?
Making a claim for a work related injury can be very complex. There are tight deadlines for making a claim and your employer may deny liability. In such cases it is always advisable to seek expert legal advice.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have experienced solicitors who are able to provide you with advice and assistance when making a quarry accident claim.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help you
Accident Advice Helpline is a personal injury law firm that directly employs its own personal injury solicitors who work on a no win, no fee basis.
If you have suffered a quarry accident, you can contact us via our free telephone helpline which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or, you can visit our website and complete our compensation calculator and learn within 30 seconds if you are eligible for compensation following your injury at work.
What we need to know to help with your claim
There are various factors that our specialist personal injury solicitors will need to know about when dealing with your quarry accident claim. We will need to have as much information as possible about what lead to the accident or disability that you suffered through work. This information is very important because in order to qualify for a claim, your actions should not have been responsible for your misfortune. If we find that you do have grounds for a claim, the information would also counter any arguments by your employer should they decide to contest liability.
Any medical evidence relating to your injuries or illness could also prove to be crucial. You should, therefore, see your doctor as soon as possible, as his medical notes will provide valuable information relating to your condition.
Finally, do not be afraid to pursue a claim for fear that it could cost you your job. Your employer should be covered for such claims and it would be illegal for them to discipline or sack you because you made a quarry accident claim.