With more accidents happening in the agricultural industry than in any other industry, health and safety should be a top priority for any farmers and farm workers. Yet there are situations where farmers have been negligent, leading to accidents which leave farm workers seriously injured – or worse, killed. It might be that you’ve been injured by faulty equipment on the farm or have been kicked by an animal and suffered serious injuries, such as cracked ribs and a punctured lung. Whether your injuries are life-threatening or minor, you could claim farm worker injury compensation. When it comes to making a claim, you want a personal injury lawyer you can trust, and Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience helping our customers claim.
How have you been injured?
Farm workers may be able to claim farm worker injury compensation if they’ve been injured at work and somebody else is to blame. But what sorts of injuries could be sustained on a farm?
- Chemical burns or respiratory disease from spilling or inhaling pesticides and harmful chemicals
- Fatalities caused by slurry pits
- Tractor rollover injuries leading to crush injuries and broken bones
- Kicked or bitten by an animal, which could cause infection, lacerations, crush injuries and broken bones
- Loss of a limb after a tractor or combine accident
- Spinal or head injury after a fall from height
- Injuries caused by faulty machinery or equipment
In the event of life-changing injuries such as the loss of a limb or a serious head injury, it’s definitely worth finding out if you could claim personal injury compensation, whether you have been injured yourself or you’re making a claim on behalf of a loved one. You could be awarded a substantial settlement which could help to cover medical and care costs as well as household bills, whilst compensating you for your pain and suffering.
How much compensation could I receive?
It’s impossible for us to tell you exactly how much you could be entitled to without knowing more about your accident, but take the 30-second test on our website and you’ll get an idea of the amount you could claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice and you’ll benefit from our 100% no win, no fee* service. So however you have been injured working on a farm, you can afford to make a claim with us as there are no unexpected upfront legal fees to pay.
Date Published: September 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton