A variety of machinery is used daily on modern farms to plough the field, irrigate crops and other tasks essential for the running of the farm. With so much machinery used on site, it’s perhaps no wonder that dangerous farm machinery injuries account for a high percentage of agricultural injuries in the UK. If you have been injured whilst working with farm machinery, call us for confidential, no-obligation advice to find out if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Here are a few examples of the types of machinery you could find yourself working with on a farm:
- Chisel plough;
- Potato planter;
- Seed drill;
- Slurry spreader;
- Mower; and
- Farm truck.
There are plenty of other types of machinery not listed here, and whilst some will only be used at harvest time, others (such as a tractor) may be used on a daily basis. If you’re operating farm machinery, your employer should ensure that you have been properly trained to do so and made aware of the risks. If they fail to do this or put in place health and safety procedures to protect staff, they could be held liable if you suffer dangerous farm machine injuries.
Injuries sustained on a farm
Here are just a few of the more commonly reported injuries you could suffer:
- Crush injuries, for example when a tractor rolls over;
- Hand arm vibration syndrome from using vibrating equipment;
- Loss of limb from becoming trapped in heavy machinery with moving parts;
- Broken bones or head injuries after being struck or run over by a vehicle; and
- Being electrocuted by faulty machinery or equipment.
We can help you to claim compensation if you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, and because all of our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee basis, you don’t need to worry how you will afford to pay for our services.
Don’t suffer in silence if you’ve been injured by farm machinery. Hundreds of people are injured every year and many call Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim for personal injury compensation. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, our team of expert personal injury lawyers can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve, however you have been injured. We’re waiting to help you, so call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information or to get started on your own claim.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown