Many of us are animal lovers, but the reality is that livestock can be dangerous. Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show that around 10 per cent of fatalities in the agriculture industry are associated with livestock. If you have been injured in an accident at work and it was not your fault, you may want to consider claiming compensation.
Accidents in the workplace: Dangerous livestock
Farming is one of the most hazardous occupations, with an average of 43 fatalities per year. There are many different types of accidents that may occur on the farm, as there are in most workplaces, but the nature of the work and the environments encountered by farm workers mean that they have a higher risk of suffering work-related injuries.
Livestock animals are bred to be tame, but the fact is that animals are unpredictable and the sheer size and weight of many of the animals found on a farm means that there is always a risk of something going wrong with dangerous livestock.
The most common incidents involving livestock animals are charging, trampling and accidental injuries, such as bruises and fractures, caused by cows standing on a farmer’s foot or pushing them up against a wall. If you’ve suffered work-related injuries or you’ve been involved in an accident at work that was not your fault, you have the right to compensation.
How can I claim work accident compensation with regards to dangerous livestock?
If you’ve been injured at work or you have an illness, which affects your ability to work or may prevent you from getting a job in the future, this can create a lot of pressure and worry for you and your family members, especially if you are the main provider.
Compensation can help to ease concerns about keeping up with mortgage and rent payments and household bills. If you have been injured within the last 3 years, it wasn’t your fault and you have the necessary information and documentation, such as witness statements or medical reports to support your claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
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Date Published: November 24, 2013
Author: David Brown