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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Health and Safety News

    Deadly farm accident takes the life of popular Scottish farmer

    By David Brown on May 12, 2015

    Deadly farm accident takes the life of popular Scottish farmer

    A deadly farm accident on 7th March led to the death of popular Scottish farmer Bruce Ferguson. Mr Ferguson was very much respected in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, and was the president of the Turriff Show. Very little information was given regarding his death, but Police Scotland confirmed that it happened as a result of an industrial accident and he died suddenly. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating what happened, although reports say that Mr Ferguson fell into a grain storage tank.

    News such as this is tragic, especially for the family and friends of those who lose their lives. Our team here at Accident Advice Helpline have dealt with many claims over the space of 15 years, some of which have come from the farming world.

    How safe are farms to work on?

    Farms can potentially be dangerous places due to a number of reasons. For example, there are a number of potential hazards that may be present on most if not all farms. Incidents can involve farm animals, equipment and silos, where gases can potentially build up to deadly levels. Clearly, there is every need to make sure that the hazards are properly dealt with so as not to pose any potential risk.

    Our expert advisors regularly speak with people who work on farms and have suffered an accident of some kind. Considering the facts of each individual case is imperative in order to discover whether any compensation payment might be worth pursuing.

    A medal for outstanding service

    Bruce Ferguson received a medal just five months ago from the Royal Northern Agricultural Society. It recognised his ‘outstanding service’ to farming over many years. This loss of life has hit the farming community hard, and it indicates how easily something could potentially go wrong on a farm anywhere in the country.

    Accident Advice Helpline are always able to provide no-obligation advice in situations such as these. If you were injured within the last three years or you know a family member who lost their life, you may have good cause to make a claim. Make sure that you get the facts straight today by calling us on 0800 689 0500. We can give you the benefit of 15 years’ experience so that you are able to understand where you stand with regard to the chance of making a no win no fee* compensation claim.

    Source: Daily Mail

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    Date Published: May 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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