Quad bikes, as well as other agricultural vehicles, are commonly used on farms and can cause serious accidents and fatalities. You could be injured in a quad bike accident on a farm when a bike collides with you, runs over your foot or crushes you. Or you could be injured whilst riding a quad bike – for example, by crashing into another vehicle or an object, such as a farm building. One of the major risks when riding a quad bike is rollover, and if your bike rolls over whilst you’re riding it, you could be seriously injured or even killed.
Farms are a dangerous place to work and accidents in the agricultural industry account for 16% of all workplace accidents in the UK, with an average of 49 people killed on farms every year. You can reduce your risk of being seriously injured or killed in a quad bike accident by ensuring that you’re riding a vehicle which has a crush protection device fitted, and by wearing a helmet. Quad bikes should never be operated by anyone under the age of 16, and if your employer allows children to ride quad bikes, you could report them to the Health and Safety Executive.
How have you been injured?
Injuries sustained in a quad bike accident on a farm can be serious and could include:
- Crush injuries such as broken ribs or broken bones
- Broken bones in your feet or legs after being run over by a quad bike
- Spinal injuries caused by rollover
- Head injuries including brain damage
- Severe lacerations, cuts and bruises
- Loss of limbs
No matter how minor or severe your injuries, you could be entitled to claim compensation – the amount you’ll receive will take into account the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life; for example, have you had to take time off work and suffered loss of earnings?
Take the first step today
The first step towards claiming compensation for your injuries is to contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We offer all our customers confidential no-obligation advice and if you do decide to proceed with a claim, our 100% no win, no fee service ensures you don’t need to worry about expensive upfront legal fees. We’re open 24/7 and we work with an expert team of personal injury lawyers who are here to help you. So why not give us a call today for more information or to get the ball rolling on your claim?
Date Published: February 12, 2015
Author: David Brown