When farmers and vets work together on farms, safety should be a priority in order to reduce the risk of accidents, and now the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has produced a safety leaflet to help improve farmer and vet safety in agricultural settings.
If you are a vet working on a farm, take a look around and see what safety procedures and practices are in place to protect you. If you are injured whilst carrying out work on a farm and believe that the farmer is to blame, making a claim for personal injury compensation could be an option. We can help you to get the compensation that you deserve, and we’ve been in the industry since 2000, so we’re experienced at what we do.
The leaflet, entitled “Is your farm a safe place to work?”, looks at the farmer’s responsibilities towards those working on their farm. Like any employer, farmers have a responsibility to keep those working on their farm safe. There is also practical advice for vets as to what procedures and practices should be in place on farms to enable them to carry out their work safely, with minimal risk of accidents occurring. Claiming compensation after an accident on a farm shouldn’t be too complex and most claims can be processed in full over the phone. Our expert personal injury advisors will be able to tell you whether you have a viable claim and offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Reducing the risks of accidents
This leaflet provides a starting point for farmer and vet safety discussions. The BVA also provide a range of other resources for vets, including a risk assessment form and a farm health and safety guide. John Blackwell, president of the BVA, emphasised how crucial it was for vets and farmers to take safety seriously. He stressed the importance of health and safety assessments to minimise the risk of accidents and explained that many accidents and injuries are avoidable if this action is taken.
If you feel that the farm on which you are working did not take steps to minimise the risk of accidents and you have suffered either minor or serious injuries as a result, don’t suffer in silence. You could take the 30-second test on our website right now to find out how much compensation you could claim, or why not call Accident Advice Helpline on our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 today for more information?
Source: Farmers Weekly
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown