Farms are statistically one of the most dangerous workplaces. If you’ve had an accident at work within the last 3 years and you were injured through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim work accident compensation.
Common work-related injuries on the farm
According to figures from the Health and Safety Executive, farm accidents account for between 15 and 20 per cent of fatal work accidents, despite the fact that only 1.5 per cent of the population works in the agriculture industry.
The main causes of fatal accidents include:
- transport accidents
- falling from a height
- falling objects (such as trees)
- incidents involving livestock
- machinery-related accidents
Examples of injuries suffered by farm workers include:
- grazes and cuts
- loss of hearing
- skin conditions
- chemical burns
- back pain
Deafness and loss of hearing are common problems among the farming community, due to heavy machinery noise levels. Many machines used frequently on the farm create a high level of noise and prolonged exposure to loud noises affects hearing and may damage the ears, resulting in gradual loss of hearing and eventually total deafness.
Losing your hearing impacts on several areas of life and if you have suffered deafness as a result of a work accident or your working conditions, you may be eligible to claim work-related injury compensation. Compensation may help to relieve financial stress and ease worries you may have about finding future employment or being fit to work later in life.
Can I claim for a work accident?
If you have sustained injuries as a result of your working environment and you are not to blame, contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how they could help you to get the work accident compensation you deserve.
The firm has over a decade of experiencing in handling a broad spectrum of claims, from travel accident compensation, to car crash claims, and the claims process is simple and stress-free, with most clients able to provide all the information required over the telephone.
If you are thinking of claiming compensation and you want expert advice from a reliable and dependable team of legal experts, visit the website today and take the interactive 30-second test, which will give you an idea of whether or not you have a valid claim.
Date Published: November 25, 2013
Author: David Brown