Mining & Quarrying Accident Claims

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) worker fatality figures for the UK show that the mining and quarrying industry is one of the most dangerous sectors accounting for around 6% of workplace accident deaths. What's worse is that the number of deaths are increasing as more mines and quarries are operated by smaller independent companies.

Causes of mining accidents

The causes of accidents in maines and quarries are numerous but normally result from the unsafe operation of machinery or lack of personal protective equipment. Other factors that can cause injuries include:

  • Poisonous gas leaks
  • Explosions – caused by natural gas or dust build up
  • Collapse of mining works or stopes
  • Mining-induced seismicity (similar to an earthquake)
  • Flooding

If you were injured in an accident at your place of work that was caused because some one did not take proper care you will be able to make a compensation claim.

Making a work-related accident claim

If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a quarry or mining accident, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

Our legal advisers could tell you in minutes if you have a valid claim, so phone us on 0800 10 757 95 or via our mobile-friendly number 0333 240 0871 today.