Tractors are invaluable on the average farm in the UK today. They are capable of pulling equipment such as trailers that can help carry various crops or other items to wherever they are needed. The large tyres mean they can be driven through fields and on the roads as well, as they are moved to wherever they are required. However, they can also be dangerous if the appropriate measures aren’t taken to keep those using them – and those nearby – safe from injury. If someone was injured, they would have every right to seek out some tractor injury compensation advice.
It makes sense that regular checks should be done on every tractor in use on a farm today. If a problem is spotted it should be solved or repaired immediately. There should be no chance of using the tractor until it is maintained and repaired as required.
What can happen to cause potential injury?
If a tractor is used in a field that is on a hill, inappropriate driving techniques could lead to it rolling over. This could easily injure the person inside, perhaps even subjecting them to crush injuries that could threaten their life. In many cases, roll-over protective structures (known as ROPS for short) can make all the difference between life and death if something like this should happen. The individual driving the tractor should also have received proper training that will give them the information they need on how to avoid such things happening in the first place.
It’s not just the driver who might be injured, either. If repairs or checks need to be done, the tractor should be switched off and there should be no chance of it being turned on again until everyone is clear of it. Additionally, if someone is working nearby and the tractor rolled over on sloping ground, it could end up causing injury to those nearby.
Find out now whether you could make a claim
Suffering injuries caused by a tractor could mean your life changes permanently. Even if you make a full recovery, you still have the right to find out more about claiming compensation. You have still been through an experience that could reasonably have been avoided.
To this end, getting some tractor injury compensation advice does make perfect sense. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 so you can see if you could claim.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead