What do we mean when we say an ‘avoidable’ accident? Well, one which could have been avoided had proper health and safety procedures or measures been followed. When it comes to avoidable farm accidents, it’s all down to your employer – the farm owner. Did they follow procedures and ensure that the farm was a safe place to work, or did they neglect their responsibilities, leading to your accident and injuries?
Avoidable farm accidents are responsible for hundreds of injuries and many fatalities every year – we’re not saying that the agricultural industry isn’t a dangerous place to work, just that more could be done by many employers to prevent accidents from occurring. Here are just a few examples of the types of accidents which could occur and how they could be avoided:
- Electrocuted by faulty machinery which should have been repaired by the farm owner
- Injured after a fall from height without safety harnesses provided
- Killed in a slurry pit fall whilst working alone
- Hit by a tractor or combine harvester being driven by someone without training or experience
If you’ve been injured in a farm accident that could have been avoided, our team of professional personal injury lawyers could get you compensation for your pain and suffering.
Negligence can sometimes be hard to prove, but with us on your side you don’t need to worry about a thing. We’ve been in the personal injury industry for years and have helped hundreds of customers claim compensation. We’ll gather evidence which shows that your employer’s negligence directly led to your accident and injuries and use this to get you the compensation you deserve. Whether you’ve sustained minor injuries after working with faulty machinery or have been seriously hurt in a fall from height, we can help you.
Getting away with it
Employers who disregard the health and safety of their workers shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it, particularly on a farm where there are many hazards to consider. Don’t let your employer get away with causing an accident which could have been avoided. Call our freephone 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 for advice, in confidence and with no obligation to proceed, from our expert personal injury advisors. Since 2000 we have been helping people just like you claim personal injury compensation and we work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so there are no worrying legal fees to pay upfront.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen