Mining is a very hazardous profession whether you work in the UK or anywhere else in the world. Although we constantly hear complaints about the UK’s ‘health and safety culture’ there is still an unacceptably high number of miners suffering from work related illnesses and injuries. Such ailments include:
Vibration White Finger (VWF)
Bursitis (often referred to as coal miner’s knee)
Pneumoconiosis (often referred to as black lung)
Loss of hearing
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease
Many other illnesses which do not become apparent until years after retirement
In the past the government funded schemes for miners to claim compensation for their injuries however the majority of these have now close leaving many claims either unresolved, or settled for unjustifiably small figure. Today miners could still claim compensation if they instruct a specialist personal injury solicitor who will be able to reignite the claim and the speed the process up. In cases which have been settled for an unsuitable figure, additional damages could be claimed based on the miners loss of amenity (the ability to carry out simple everyday tasks that contribute to the quality of life e.g. housework or gardening).
If you have been diagnosed with a mining related illness or injury in the last 3 years you could be entitled to claim compensation but you will need an expert solicitor help you. Our personal injury lawyers have the necessary expertise to win the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve for your claim which may have come to standstill in the government’s compensation claim system. Your solicitor will understand mining compensation claims and will be able to put you in touch with expert medical professionals to assess your condition and will also take care of the paperwork, bureaucracy ad negotiations associated with such claims.
It is possible for a miner to try and pursue a claim without a solicitor however we would advise against this. The defence is likely to instruct an experienced solicitor and fighting such claims can be complicated, so having an expert personal injury lawyer in your corner is crucial. It is only right that you win the maximum compensation you deserve but you must give yourself the opportunity to do so by contacting a specialist personal injury solicitor.
Thinking of Claiming compensation for miners’ illness? Call us today
Our specialist solicitors here at Bonallack & Bishop can help you recover every penny of the compensation you deserve.
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