Most people have seen hay bales in fields towards the end of each summer and into the autumn months. This is when the hay is cut and made into round or oblong bales to be used for other purposes. The straw is basically the dead stems from whatever crop has been harvested prior to the hay baling beginning.
Hay bales can be very big, especially when you are standing next to one. Typically speaking, machinery is used to cut down the straw and then it is put through another machine that turns it into bales. This is why you will see a series of bales spread out throughout a field when you pass by at a certain time of year.
Is this a safe activity?
It should be, but since farm machinery is involved and fields are never completely flat, there are usually several potential hazards in play that can sometimes make the process potentially dangerous. You must know how to operate the various pieces of machinery and keep a close eye on the process to ensure everyone taking part in hay baling is safe.
Hay baling injury compensation will usually only be paid if it can be proven that a third party caused your injuries to occur. For example, perhaps you have been hired to help with hay baling on a farm, yet you have not been trained in how to do it. You may not have been given any protective equipment. A lack of knowledge can be very dangerous and potentially deadly in the wrong situation.
Could you claim hay baling injury compensation?
Why not find out for sure by contacting Accident Advice Helpline? Since there is no cost to call us on 0800 689 0500, there is no reason why you can’t call and speak to someone now. You may realise you are in a strong position to claim hay baling injury compensation, regardless of how bad or mild your injuries are.
Injuries caused in this circumstance can be serious. Some people have lost limbs – and even their lives – in horrific accidents. If you have been seriously hurt, or you are claiming because a loved one has died, make sure you speak to the experts at Accident Advice Helpline today. This could be a good call to make if it leads to a successful claim with our help and advice.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Farming accident claims