Quarry worker compensation claim solicitors near you.
If you work in the quarrying or mining industry and have suffered a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Contact MG Legal’s team of expert personal injury solicitors and make a claim for personal injury compensation, on a no win no fee basis.
Quarry Workers and Respiratory Disease
Quarry and mine workers use diggers and heavy plant to excavate rock, clay sand and slate, and all these activities can give rise to high and frequent exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) resulting in silicosis and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Activities in the quarrying industry where exposures occur involve mining of high silica stone, sand pits, clay pits, blasting, breaking, crushing and screening. For stone workers, exposures result from work in fixed premises, work on high silica-content stone, cutting, grinding and chiselling.
If you work in a quarry, and have been injured, or suffered a work-related illness, in the last 3 years, then contact MG Legal's No Win No Fee expert solicitors, for a no obligation chat with one of our friendly team of experts.
MG Legal accept all work-related personal injury cases, on a No Win No Fee basis. Contact our friendly solicitors today, for a no obligation chat.
What are the main causes of personal injury within the quarrying and mining sector?
Studies into quarrying and mining have shown that time after time, machinery safety, management systems, and the well being of employees was below standard.
Inadequate Personal Protective Equipment, and general site untidiness is often the cause of personal injury, and at times, death, with employees working in mines and quarries being three times more likely to be killed, than those working on construction sites, with 50% of all deaths involving vehicles on site. To make matters worse, often machinery does not have the correct safety guard, or any guard in place, making it easy for workers to reach in and make contact with moving parts, when guards actually require an engineering tool for access, to prevent untrained operatives from attempting a quick fix which could result in an injury.
Another cause of accidents and fatalities in quarries is slips, trips and falls. Employees working in quarries and mines are extremely vulnerable to suffering personal injury in the workplace, as a result of being squashed, crushed or losing fingers, toes and limbs as a result of coming into contact with rock crushers and conveyors.
I have been injured at work, what should I do?
If you have been injured at work in the last 3 years, then do not hesitate to contact MG Legal. Quarry accidents are often serious, or even if you're not badly injured, you have the right to make a claim for personal injury compensation, if your accident, illness, or injury was caused by someone else's negligence.
Subject to the Limitation Act 1980. if you have been injured at work, then you usually have a period of 3 years from the date of your injury to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Our advice to our clients is simple- get in touch with our offices as soon as you can after your workplace injury, in order to avoid your claim being statute barred, meaning you will not be able to pursue your claim for compensation- no matter how injured you are.
If you have any questions or queries about bringing a claim for personal injury, just contact our offices, and one of our personal injury specialists will walk you through the process, and advise how we can help you, on a No Win No Fee basis. At MG Legal, we have been settling personal injury for our, very happy, clients, for the past 10 years. If you like your solicitors to be upfront, honest, and no nonsense, then we'd love to hear from you; welcome to MG Legal.