The agricultural industry in the UK is a big money maker. With hundreds of dairies and farms around the United Kingdom and thousands of workers employed by them to produce and manufacture it is important to know how to stay safe and avoid sustaining a work injury.
What types of accidents at work can occur in the UK agricultural industry?
There are many different work injuries that can be sustained in this industry depending on what section you work in. If you are a manual labourer you could sustain a work injury related to lifting or repetitive strain from repeated movements.
Alternatively, if you are on the manufacturing side of the industry you could have an accident at work involving the large machines. You could also sustain a repetitive strain injury especially if the job involves the same movement over a long time.
How to avoid a work injury
Once again, this will depend on the sector you work in within the industry. However, there are some general tips that can be applied to anywhere. The first thing to remember in order to avoid an accident at work is to always be aware of your surroundings. If you stay focussed on the job you are doing the risk of a work injury decreases greatly.
Also, if you are working outside or with animals make sure you are always up to date with your immunisations, especially tetanus. If this is not kept up to date and you sustain a work injury then you could develop tetanus which can cause considerable harm.
Whether you work in an office and process the paperwork or you work on the farms there is always a risk of an accident at work. If you have sustained a work injury within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as accidents at work. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, most clients are able to settle their claim without stepping foot in court.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500, to find out more about making an accident at work claim.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice