Heckmondwike is famous for its once thriving coal mining industry, and many former miners still live in the area. Unfortunately, like many other areas in the UK, the coal mining industry in Heckmondwike came to a close in the 1980s.
Indeed coal was once one of our biggest exports and largest industries, but it wasn’t without its problems – some of them life threatening. And although the majority of coal mines shut down over 30 years ago, those who worked in the industry might still suffer from the effects of their work. This is why they might be seeking a no win no fee in Heckmondwike claim.
Are no win no fee in Heckmondwike claims available for coal miners?
There are a number of complaints, issues and illnesses that could affect ex-coalminers even three or four decades after they were last in a mine. And a no win no fee in Heckmondwike claim could certainly help them get the compensation they deserve.
One of the illnesses that is associated with working in a mine is black lung disease. The inhalation of coal dust, carbon and graphite is the main cause of black lung disease, also known as pneumoconiosis. There are usually no symptoms for a number of years after the build-up of coal dust accumulates in the lungs, but when they do start they include a cough, mucus, shortness of breath, airway obstruction and a general decrease in the patient’s quality of life.
Edema – the build-up of fluid within the stomach or lungs – is yet another terrible after-effect of black lung. It is incurable. Black lung has many different permutations and can have a number of additional complications such as ‘cor pulmonale’. Cor pulmonale occurs when the right-hand side of the heart fails. This is the side that pumps blood directly to the lungs, so shortness of breath and breathing problems in general will be heightened. In order to ensure that blood reaches the lungs the heart often tries to work even harder than usual, but this only serves to irreparably damage the heart.
Those who worked in the coal mining industry can find that black lung affects them many years after they left the mines, and it can severely inhibit or even shorten their lives. Therefore, compensation is often possible.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are searching for information about making a no win no fee in Heckmondwike claim due to black lung or any other miner’s ailment, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our fully trained and knowledgeable helpline experts will be able to confirm whether or not you have a claim, and will be able to guide you through the next steps.
Alternatively, our 30-second online test is another easy way to discover whether or not your claim might be successful; it can even give you an idea as to how much compensation you should be able to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience, and because of this you can trust in us to provide you with the help and guidance you need.