If you are looking for free, straightforward, no-obligation farmer injury advice, Accident Advice Helpline is the number to call. You can fill out our online compensation claim form or simply give us a call, and our highly trained staff will be happy to help. We know that accidents can be stressful, so we aim to keep things simple. We will try to let you know straight away if a compensation claim could be possible for you. We may also be able to estimate how much money you could receive, helping you to make what we realise can be a difficult decision.
Making a claim may seem like a big step at a time when you could be struggling just to keep up with day-to-day concerns, but if you do decide to pursue a claim with us (and we won’t pressurise you to do so), we’ll make things as easy as possible. You may not even have to go to court in order to get the money you need to help get your life back on track.
Types of farmer injury
If your accident wasn’t your fault and you received medical treatment for your injuries, you may well be entitled to claim compensation. Normally all claims need to be made within three years, but exceptions can be made for diseases that don’t show up until years later, provided that they can be clearly traced back to a particular period of farm work. This could mean that you are eligible if, for instance, you have developed a lung disease that your doctor thinks was caused by exposure to noxious chemicals on a farm. If you are uncertain about anything, just give us a call on our free, 24-hour helpline.
Common injuries we see include chemical burns, broken legs caused by being kicked by an animal, and hands that have been damaged after being caught in a piece of machinery. Money may not be able to fix these problems but it can help a lot by, for instance, covering your lost earnings if you need to take time off work to recover. If you are left with lasting problems, it can finance counselling to help you to adjust, or to make adaptations to your home or car to help you retain some independence. You could even use some of it for retraining to enable you to move into a new career, something that lots of people do in their thirties and forties these days.
Making a claim
If you do choose to pursue a farmer injury claim, our expert solicitors will be happy to support you. They work on a no win, no fee** basis, so you can get first-class representation even if you don’t have any savings. They’re also happy to work over the phone, with any important documents being sent to you by courier, which makes things much easier if you’re struggling to get around. With our help, claiming doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ll do our utmost to win your claim for compensation so that you can get on with your life. Get in touch now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: February 17, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Farming accident claims