Industrial Injury Claim in North Queensferry
North Queensferry is a village in Fife, Scotland. It is located on the Firth of the Forth and is situated between the Forth Railway and Forth Road Bridges. The village takes its name from the ancient ferry route established here within the 11th century. The village is thought to have developed as a result of the proximity of the ferry crossing point. In the 20th century the ferry crossing was adapted for use by vehicles as well as foot passengers. The last ever commercial crossing of the ‘Queen’s Ferry’ took place on September 3rd 1964 and the Forth Road Bridge opened the very next day signifying the end of an era for North Queensferry.
Transport, by both railway and ferry, has historically been a significant industry for the economy and population of North Queensferry. A further significant industry of the area is quarrying. Quarries around North Queensferry pre-date the arrival of the railway in 1877, and continue to be a source of employment for local residents. Quarrying of both gravels and dolerite take place within the vicinity of North Queensferry. Dolerite is a very hard igneous rock, and stone such as this from the local area was used to build the docks at Leith and Liverpool as well as many of the pavements in London.
Making an injury claim in North Queensferry due to a quarrying related accident.
The Health and Safety Executive consider quarrying to be one of the most dangerous industries to be involved in. Stringent health and safety regulations and guidelines exist to try to minimise hazards for workers. Unfortunately employers do not always follow the guideline and make mistakes sometimes, putting their employees at risk and this can ultimately lead to accidents at work in which employees get injured. In cases such as these, the employees should make an injury claim North Queensferry. Monetary compensation for injuries or illnesses sustained at work can be received, and employers are then forced to improve health and safety for the entire workforce. By making an injury claim in North Queensbury, you will be enhancing conditions for all your work colleagues and helping to prevent further accidents.
Accident Advice Helpline has legal partners with specialist knowledge of quarrying related accidents at work. Call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile) today to speak to one of our friendly advisers. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering support and advice to all those who have had their lives changed by suffering a medical injury or illness in the workplace
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Date Published: 4th September 2013