Accidents working in mines and quarries – the possible consequences

The mining and quarrying industries are extremely dangerous and employees are at risk of dying in numerous ways, from explosions and electrocution through to falls from height and burial under collapsing rock. Given the extreme nature of these examples, you may think that deaths and injuries are simply attributable to the unpredictable nature of the working environment. However, in truth, these deaths and injuries are very avoidable if the right health and safety procedures are followed.

Carelessness or negligence on the part of the employers is to blame for the majority of injuries in the mining and quarrying sectors. All employers are legal obliged to take every reasonably practicable step to protect the health and safety of their employees in the workplace and failure to do so can lead to compensation claims if an employee becomes injured in an accident. Such a claim could be brought against another employee, a supervisor or the whole business.

Aside from the devastating consequences that an injury may have on the victim of a workplace accident in a mine or quarry and their family, such accidents can cause significant damage to businesses. If a compensation claim is made it reflects very badly on the business because consumers are less likely to trust the company, the morale or staff could drop and enormous legal expenses and higher insurance premiums will be faced. It is crucial that such claims are made because businesses need to be aware of the consequences of ignoring health and safety regulations so that employees will not be harmed in the future.

Call the Work Accident Solicitors for advice on mining and accident claims

If your employer failed to discharge their legal duty of care and you became injured in a mining or quarrying accident as a result, you deserve damages for your subsequent pain, suffering and financial loss.

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