Recent statistics have revealed that the number of deaths of farm workers has actually dropped since last year, and this has led to a reaction of mixed emotions. 133 lives were lost during this period and any death is something to truly regret among farming communities across the UK. Britain has one of the lowest rates of industrial fatal injuries and this is something to be proud of.
The cost of these deaths has been calculated at more than £19 million. NFU Mutual Chairman, Richard Percy, was of the opinion that the apparent reduction in farm worker deaths should be welcomed, but he also mentioned that ‘the farming community is still not winning its battle with farm accidents.’ Farm-related accidents and deaths come in various guises with falls from height being amongst the most prolific.
Livestock related fatalities and injuries are responsible for more than £2.5 million and 87% of these are caused by cattle related incidents. The NFU are leading an industry led initiative known as The Farm Safety Partnership. They hope that a variety of business guides and safety related briefings can help to bring that tragic number even further down in the not too distant future.
Could you be due farm worker compensation?
If you have experienced an accident while working on a farm and believe there is a possibility that someone else’s negligence caused your misfortune, you should pick up the phone and call the Accident Advice Helpline today. This type of accident may have happened through no fault of your own and the injuries can often be life-threatening. You may also be looking at a serious loss of potential earnings due to the recovery time required. Any accident that takes place whilst working on a farm needs to be looked at to assess if there was a possibility of employer negligence. If there is evidence that your own accident may have happened through no fault of your own, you could be able to make a successful claim for financial compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for instant advice now
If you are uncertain whether or not your own accident could have been the result of someone else’s negligence, our nationwide team of solicitors can put your mind at rest. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping victims of farm related accidents make successful claims for financial compensation for more than 14 years. Although a financial payout may never repair the pain and suffering a farm-related accident can cause, we know that the potential loss of earnings can be covered by this type of claim. So please call our free 24-hour helpline today for some no-obligation advice that may offer you a more secure financial future.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown