Quarrying is one of the most dangerous industries here in the UK, and even when health and safety is taken as seriously as it is by the granite quarry owners in the seaport town of Creetown, in Dumfries and Galloway, there is still always the chance that accidents could take place that may result in a workers being injured.
The QNJAC Initiative
According to the HSE’s website 3250 workers have been injured in the quarrying industry since the year 2000. Of these injuries, 27 were fatal. The good news however, is that the QNJAC (Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee) initiative, aimed at making quarrying a zero accident rate industry, has helped to reduce the incidence of accidents/injuries by 80%. The on-going target is to institute a further 15% reduction in the accident rate year-on-year.
No win no fee in Creetown claims
It’s not just quarry workers who are risk. Other people, including those living and working nearby, and of course visitors to quarry sites are all potentially at risk too. The HSE has issued a set of guidelines entitled the “Quarries Regulations 1999 Approved Code of Practice” in an effort to maximise safety protocols. But accidents do happen, and when they do – anywhere here in the UK – then Accident Advice Helpline, the experienced workplace injury claim lawyers can be counted on, if help will be needed by injury victims when seeking to claim financial compensation.
13 years’ worth of experience as top injury claim lawyers
Helping people to claim for accidents/injuries in the workplace, the causes of which are down to third parties, has been part of our remit here at Accident Advice Helpline since we first started trading back in the year 2000. We now one of the most popular injury claim lawyers here in the UK and process over 25,000 new enquiries each and every month.
Last year we secured £30 million worth of compensation on behalf of our clients. Our no win no fee in Creetown services are in great demand.
Take the “30 second test”
Most visitors to our website make use of the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found on the homepage. It only takes 30 seconds to confirm whether or not you may have a valid claim, and to issue you with an estimate of the compensation you could receive.
It’s free and available to anybody to use – all part of our comprehensive no win no fee in Creetown policy, a service unreservedly recommended and supported by Esther Rantzen, the famous people’s consumer champion.
When you need help – call Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help you can access our free 24/7 helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 8th February 2014