New gravel extraction could lead to an increase in numbers of people making an injury claim in North Muskham Newark
North Muskham is a village in Nottinghamshire, England. It is close to the market town of Newark-upon-Trent and is located between the River Trent and the A1 road. The village of Muskam currently comprises approximately 360 residential properties, two pubs, a primary school and a medieval church.
The land around North Muskham and Newark is rich in geological gravel beds and seven sites have been identified as being favourable for the gravel extraction industry. Of those seven, two of the sites are very close to the village of North Muskham. A twenty year Mineral Extraction Plan is being compiled by Nottinghamshire County Council, and outlines the gravel extraction strategy for the vicinity.
An increase in the gravel extraction industry in the area around North Muskham could provide jobs for many local people and improve the local economy. However the Health and Safety Executive identify that quarrying remains to be one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Since 2000 over 3250 employees have suffered injuries reportable to the HSE, with 27 of those being fatal. If you have been involved in an accident such as this then you could make an injury claim in North Muskham Newark.
Incorrectly managed quarries can lead to a range of hazards for workers due to:
- Large numbers of vehicles.
- The handling of large amounts of heavy materials.
- Loud noises.
- Dust and other particles being breathed in by workers.
The Quarries Regulations 1999 aim to reduce dangers, and improve health and safety in the mineral extraction industry. All employers are required to help prevent injuries and to maintain a safe working environment for their employees. Unfortunately for some employees this is not always the case and they might experience an accident at work. If you think your accident has been the fault of your employer then you could make an injury claim in North Muskham Newark.
How can I make an injury claim in North Muskham Newark?
If you think your employer is to blame for your accident at work, for example in the mineral extraction industry, then you should phone Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile). We can offer you specialist legal representation tailored to your particular case. Our lawyers are experts in their field of personal injury law, and work on a no win, no fee basis. They will handle you claim quickly and efficiently, looking at every aspect to ensure they maximise the amount of compensation you are awarded.
By making an injury claim in North Muskham Newark you could draw attention to poorly managed hazards in your workplace, and prevent other employees from being involved within such an accident.