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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Need an accident solicitor in Stainforth?

    Need an accident solicitor in Stainforth?

    Need an accident solicitor in Stainforth?

    The town of Stainforth in South Yorkshire is the location of the recently re-opened Hatfield Main Colliery. Situated next to the Doncaster-Goole Railway, the colliery has a history dating back to the early 1900s.

    Over the years, the colliery has provided employment opportunities for hundreds of people, but despite improvements in equipment and procedures, it remains a dangerous place in which to work. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the mining industry has a very high incidence of fatality, accounting for around 6% of all workplace accident deaths.

    Common causes of mining accidents

    The causes of accidents in mines are numerous, but typically result from the unsafe operation of machinery or a lack of personal protective equipment. Other factors that can cause or contribute to injuries and illnesses include:

    • Gas leaks
    • Explosions and fires
    • Collapse of mining works
    • Faulty equipment
    • Mining-induced seismicity
    • Flooding

    Miner’s vibration white finger

    One of the most common injuries resulting from spending time working down the mines is vibration white finger. Also referred to as “dead finger”, this condition affects the hands and is brought on by the excessive use of vibrating machinery.

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    Vibration white finger may cause:

    • White fingertips
    • Tingling and numbness in the fingers
    • Reduced grip

    Making a miner’s vibration white finger claim

    Miners with vibration white finger can make a claim for personal injury compensation. Anyone who wishes to make a claim must start their legal proceedings within three years of the date they became aware of their condition. The determination of the date of knowledge can be a complicated process. However, a specialist accident solicitor in Stainforth will be able to provide invaluable help and advice.

    Miners who suspect they may have vibration white finger should contact an accident solicitor in Stainforth immediately, even if they fear it may be too late for them to make a claim. It is often possible for an individual to make a claim decades after they finished working with vibrating machinery.

    Need to speak to an accident solicitor in Stainforth?

    Call Accident Advice Helpline today and discuss the prospect of making a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ vibration white finger claim with one of our friendly advisers. Call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: 6th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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