Can you claim compensation following an accident in a mine or quarry

It doesn’t take a health and safety expert to work out that the mining and quarrying industries are particularly dangerous. Despite the media constantly bemoaning the UK’s ‘health and safety culture’, the many regulations faced by employers are central to the protection of workers in dangerous industries like mining and quarrying. Employers who fail to comply with these regulations will rightly be deemed to be negligent and could find themselves facing work accident compensation claims from injured employees.

The mining and quarrying industries are heavily regulated and employers must comply with the following regulations:

• The Mines and Quarries Act 1954

• The Mines and Tips Act 1969

• The Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993

If all employers complied with these regulations and the other more generalised UK health and safety laws there would be fewer accidents in the mining and quarrying industries every year. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and too many employers prioritise profits over the wellbeing of their workers. Given the nature of mining and quarrying and the tools required for the work, accidents are of course inevitable, however this does not excuse the 3,000 serious accidents in quarries alone which were reported to the Health and Safety Executive at the turn of the century.

The good news is that if you become injured in a mine or quarry in an accident which was no fault of your own, you could claim compensation. Making such a claim involves highly complex legal work which is why you will need to instruct a specialist work accident solicitor to run your claim. Such an expert will quickly determine whether or not you have a strong claim and if you do they will be able to collect the evidence needed to support your claim, including the report of a medical expert which will add significant weight to your case.

Looking to claim compensation following an accident in a mine or quarry? Call the Work Accident Solicitors

It is only right that you are compensated and that your employer is punished should you sustain injuries in a quarry or mine through their negligence. The Work Accident Solicitors would be happy to help you recover the damages you deserve, so:

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