A farm would seem to be a fairly innocent place. You certainly wouldn’t expect it to be full of potential dangers everywhere you look. However, farming is among the more dangerous industries around today. While most farmers go through their farming lives with no injuries, others will experience an injury of some kind at some point – and in some cases these injuries could potentially be quite serious.
The injuries you could sustain working on a farm can range from those that are relatively minor to the far more severe ones. It all depends on how an incident happens and what is involved. For example, injuries have occurred to people working with farm machinery, and in these cases there is sometimes the potential to lose one or more limbs as a result.
How can the injuries you could sustain working on a farm be prevented?
Health and safety laws have led to a vast drop in the number of people injured every year, ever since they were brought into being many years ago. If these rules and regulations are followed, there is every chance that the vast majority of incidents can be avoided.
Risk assessments should take place on farms just as they should in many other workplaces. Working with animals can be potentially hazardous and yet many of the risks can be avoided. Similarly, working with machinery should entail following a series of measures that mean the risk of injury can be reduced significantly.
Have you already been hurt while working on a farm?
It doesn’t matter how your injury occurred – provided it happened within the last 36 months, you have an opportunity to see whether you can make a claim for compensation. For this to be possible, you must be able to prove negligence on the part of someone else. This is something we may be able to help with, as we have extensive experience of dealing with claims made by all kinds of people.
Call us here today on 0800 689 0500 and take advantage of the vast knowledge held by our advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. If we are able to help, we will do. You could be in a good position to make a no win, no fee* claim, and if so, we have lawyers who could take on your case for you. Don’t leave things in doubt – call now.
Date Published: April 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Farming accident claims