If you had an accident as a farmer, or farm labourer, finding the right farming injury advice could be one of your priorities. Accident Advice Helpline can give you expert advice that you can use to understand your legal rights after an injury.
Your farming accident
Farming can be an intensive, physically demanding profession. Farmers tend never to be fully off-duty, having to take care of their land or livestock at all times of the day. If something goes wrong, you have to be there to try and minimise the damage to your property or rescue stricken animals from potentially dangerous situations. Working on a farm can also have its dangers, either through handling large equipment or from working in inherently risky surroundings.
Working as a farm labourer has the same risks; you may have been required to work in bad weather, with faulty equipment or with livestock that suddenly turned on you. Your employer may have forced you to work despite the obvious dangers to your physical health. A farming injury could leave you unable to work, leaving your farm untended or impacting on your financial stability. You could have been hospitalised by a bad injury, or you could need psychological treatment, leaving you only partly able to perform your daily duties.
Personalised farming injury advice
Accident Advice Helpline can give you free initial farming injury advice and an expert view on your ability to make an accident claim. By calling us, you can speak with one of our advisors about your farming injury. Get a professional view on your accident and an insight into your legal rights. If your farming accident happened in the last three years and was caused by someone else, you could be able to make a farming injury claim. If you have a valid claim and wish to pursue this with us, one of our no win, no fee* lawyers can give you farming injury advice that is tailored to you.
What happens if I want to claim?
After calling us for farming injury advice, you will be better informed about whether taking legal action is the right course of action for you. We will never put you under pressure to pursue a claim, that decision is entirely yours.
If you want to claim then we can put you through to one of our expert lawyers, who will work for you on a no win, no fee* basis. We will then need to work on building up a strong case for you, which will involve gathering as much evidence as possible to prove your claim. This evidence could include photographs, witness statements, medical records and anything else that proves who caused the accident and when it occurred. It is most likely that we can process your claim over the phone, so you will only need to give us the contact details that we need to collect the evidence.
Find out more
For more farming injury advice about your legal rights to claim, give us call on our 24-hour helpline when you a ready. You can call us from a landline phone on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile phone on 0333 500 0993. You also have the option of receiving a call from one of our advisors by texting claim365 to 88010.
Date Published: October 4, 2015
Author: Lee Tadd