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Compensation for Miners


Suffered disease relating to the mining industry?

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Help Make a Claim for Compensation

At Mercury Legal Online our team is experienced in handling Mesothelioma claims. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which is almost always caused by occupational exposure to asbestos. This form of cancer, which is mainly found in the lungs, is caused by toxic chemicals creating a thickening of the lining of the lungs (knows as the pleura) which develops into a tumor. This disease has health debilitating side effects such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Coughing
  • Back pain
  • Wheezing
  • Loss of appetite and severe weight loss
  • Build up of fluid (known as pleural effusion)

Helping Miners with Clear Legal Advice

At Mercury Legal Online we have helped thousands of miners claim the compensation they deserve. From 1st April 2013 when you contact us you will not be asked to pay any money whatsoever up front and even if your claim is unsuccessful through no fault of your own you will never be asked to pay anything to anyone. We take the jargon out of the claims process and well make the process and simple and straight forward as possible for you.

Guiding you through the claim process

Mercury Legal Online team will guide you through every step of the legal process and will answer any questions you may have. Well do all of the form-filling so you don’t have to.Just fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch or you if you prefer you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Mercury Legal Online helpline on 0800 122 3130, or request a call back – your claim will be dealt with immediately either way. The UK’s once great and proud mining industry is now sadly barely a shadow of its former self but many thousands of former miners are still living with medical problems as a result of their underground service. Mercury Legal Online and our personal injury solicitors have recovered compensation for a number of ex-miners for conditions such as:

  • Noise induced hearing loss
  • Vibration white finger
  • Pneumoconiosis

Despite that fact that the pit, or pits, you worked in may have closed down a number of years ago in many cases it is still possible to bring claims for the above conditions and obtain much deserved financial compensation. Unfortunately the one area that can cannot assist with relates to the condition known as miners knee. The Government did add miners knee to its list of prescribed industrial diseases under the industrial injuries disablement benefit scheme allowing former pit workers the claim a tax free pension and this did raise hopes that workers affected by this condition may also be able to claim a lump sum via the Courts. A number of test cases were considered by the Court but sadly it was decided that compensation should not be paid. Whilst the Court felt that the condition may well have been caused by the work done in the mining industry it was felt that the claims could have and should have been brought earlier and as such they were dismissed on the grounds that they were too late.

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