The farming industry is filled with hard-working people who spend long days working on their farms. They might be rearing animals to be entered into the food chain, or working on a farm that produces vegetables and other similar products that are grown before being sent to supermarkets and similar venues.
In both case though, the people who work on the farms put in long days and lots of hard work. They have a right to expect to be able to work safely too. This will usually be the case if the proper health and safety procedures are in place at all times.
Regular risk assessments and checks should ensure the safest working procedures are used. Furthermore any new tasks that need to be done should also have a risk assessment performed to identify any potential risks that might be associated with that task.
How often do accidents in the farming industry occur?
The good news is that fatal injuries in this industry have fallen over time. However fatalities in other industries such as manufacturing and construction have fallen by a much sharper rate compared with that of farming.
Clearly there is still much work to be done in order to reduce accidents in the farming industry. By performing risk assessments in the proper manner at the right times and being able to approach each task in a safe way, the chances of injuries and fatalities occurring can be greatly reduced.
What should you do if you have been injured?
In some cases the injury could be minor and you may be able to return to work quite quickly. In other cases you might end up having to stop work if the injury is life-changing in some way.
As you can see, even if you survive a farming accident there could potentially be a long process involved in recovering from whatever accident you were involved in.
That’s why it is always a good idea to seek proper legal advice if you have been injured within the last three years while working on a farm. Accident Advice Helpline can help you in this respect.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you have a good case to make a no win, no fee claim that might meet with a successful outcome. If you do, we can support you right now.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen