Did you know that more accidents occur in the agricultural industry than any other industry in the UK? That could be partly down to the array of dangerous farm vehicles which are used on a regular basis. From tractors to combine harvesters, farm vehicles have the potential to cause serious injury, even death if they are not maintained or operated correctly. Has someone you love been killed in a combine harvester accident, or have you lost a limb in a tractor roll-over accident? Then you could claim farm vehicle injury compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers can help you.
Common farm vehicle injuries
Farm vehicles have one thing in common – they weigh tonnes. That means if you are involved in a farm vehicle accident, you could suffer life-changing injuries. Imagine if a tractor rolls over with you inside it? If no roll-over protection has been fitted, you could suffer crush injuries to your torso, legs and arms that could even result in the amputation of a limb.
A tractor or combine harvester that has not been properly maintained could cause serious injury too. For example if the mechanism jams and you have to make adjustments, you could suffer lacerations or even lose your hand. Whilst faulty brakes or gears could mean you’re unable to stop the vehicle and are involved in a collision. Employers should ensure that vehicles are safe to use and that all staff and contractors are fully trained in how to operate the vehicle in question. Negligence on the part of your employer leaves you open to make a claim for farm vehicle injury compensation, even if the injuries you have suffered are minor.
What’s the good news?
OK, so you may have been injured, and we can’t turn back the clock. But what we can do is ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. A quick call to Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you’ll be able to find out if you have a viable claim for personal injury compensation. It’s free to call, and the best part? Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee** basis, so there are no upfront fees to worry about.
From minor lacerations and broken bones to life-changing head or spinal injuries that have left you permanently disabled, our team of advisors are on hand offering confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you decide whether or not to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Farming accident claims