Making a farmer accident claim is something many people hesitate to do, even when they know they’ve been left in an unfair situation, because it all seems too complicated. Our team at Accident Advice Helpline is here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be. We’re just a phone call away and we’re ready to discuss your situation with you, work out if claiming is legally possible, and let you know roughly how much money a claim could be worth. This service doesn’t cost you anything or limit your choices afterwards. It’s simply about giving you the information you need to work out your best course of action.
Typical farmer accidents
Unfortunately, we are often contacted about farmer accidents, because farming can be quite a dangerous profession and the work involved is often undervalued. Knowing about the risks, however, doesn’t mean that you don’t have a right to protection in law. The type of accident that we may be able to take action on includes the following:
- Burns or lung problems caused by exposure to pesticides or other strong chemicals.
- Injuries caused by farm machinery.
- Injuries caused by animals.
- Serious illness resulting from contact with infected livestock.
If you’ve suffered any kind of farm accident within the past three years, if it wasn’t your fault and if you saw a doctor about it, contact us to see if you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Farming and the law
When you work on a farm but you are not the owner, you have the same rights as any other employee. Your workplace must be made as safe as is reasonably possible and you must be made aware of any hazards. You should have proper training and equipment, and you should not be asked to do anything that’s clearly too difficult for you. If your employer does not abide by these rules and you’re injured as a result, you could have a case for compensation.
If you own the farm on which you were injured, a compensation claim could still be possible. You could be eligible to claim compensation if, for example, you were hurt due to faulty equipment, even if it was out of warranty, provided that it was reasonable for you to assume that it would still be in good working order.
If you’re pleased with the advice you receive from Accident Advice Helpline, why not consider getting our help to make your claim? As we work on a no win, no fee* basis it is still possible to take action even if your finances are tight. We have excellent solicitors with extensive experience in this area and we’ll take care to match you up with someone suitable. Because all our expert solicitors are willing to work over the phone, you won’t have to travel to meetings – a big help if you’re in a rural area, or your injuries make it difficult. We want to make things as easy as possible for you and help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: February 17, 2015
Author: David Brown