Agriculture is considered the most hazardous industry, and when you look at the equipment and machinery used on a farm on a daily basis, it is no great surprise why. From tractors and combines to slurry pits and hazardous pesticides, farms are dangerous places, and tractor-related farm injuries are unfortunately not uncommon. If you have sustained tractor-related farm injuries, have you considered looking into making a claim for personal injury compensation? Contact us and we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim.
Tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death on farms, and if tractors are not fitted with rollover cages, they could crush anyone operating them. Tractors often weigh as much as 31 tonnes, so if a tractor rolls over during a collision, serious tractor-related farm injuries could occur; the results could often be fatal. Perhaps someone you love has been killed in a tractor accident on a farm, or maybe you yourself have been seriously injured and believe the farm owner was to blame? Whatever has happened, get in touch with us and take advantage of your 15 years’ experience and knowledge – we’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.
Making tractors safer
Farm owners and employers have a duty to ensure the safety of their employees and members of the public on farm premises and there are a number of things they can do to reduce the risk of tractor accidents or minimise the severity of injuries if an accident does occur. Employers should:
- Fit rollover cages to tractors and other heavy vehicles to prevent crush injuries from occurring if they roll over
- Ensure that only qualified, experienced and competent individuals operate tractors
- Provide health and safety training to staff
- Ensure that tractors and other vehicles are maintained to a safe standard
This can help to reduce the risk of accidents occurring. If you’ve been injured and you feel that your employer didn’t follow any of this advice, they could be held liable for your injuries and you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Trust us with your claim
Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of people claim personal injury compensation after a tractor accident on a farm. Whether you have been left wheelchair-bound or someone you love has been killed in a tractor accident, we can help you to claim the compensation you deserve. Don’t delay – a three-year time limit applies to personal injury claims, and we’re here to help you decide whether claiming is the right next step for you. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Farming accident claims