Serious farm injuries are rising sharply on Scottish farms

Figures released by NFU Mutual have revealed that serious farm injuries have been steadily rising on Scottish farms. In 2011 a total of £4.9 million was paid out by the insurer and this rose to £6.8 million in 2012. The most recent year for which data is available – 2013 – revealed that the figure is still rising, with £7.7 million paid out. Furthermore these figures only covered those instances where the individual compensation payments amounted to £100,000 or more each.

The response to this by the NFU Mutual has been to further highlight the need to follow health and safety rules on farms. Accidents can be severe in situations where heavy farm machinery is involved and some of the accidents that have led to large compensation claims have been severe and perhaps could have been prevented.

Could you be in a position to claim compensation for injuries sustained on a farm?

The nature of a farm and the equipment used on it can mean any accidents lead to serious injuries if proper care is not taken. The best course of action is to minimise the potential for accidents as much as possible, but if you have already suffered an accident it is imperative that you seek legal advice to see whether you could claim compensation.

No one wants to go through the rest of their life with a life-changing injury. However, this has been the case for several people according to the figures from this particular insurance company. Receiving proper compensation in this instance can make a big difference to your quality of life going forward.

Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now to discuss compensation

Serious farm injuries can be life-changing. As the above research has shown, more people are surviving accidents and situations that would have proved fatal in earlier times. Living with the results of a serious injury can mean the need for more financial support. If you feel you have evidence of negligence that led to your injury, it is wise to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our professional injury compensation lawyers can advise you on your situation and on whether you are in a position to make a no win, no fee* claim. Providing you get in touch within three years of the accident taking place, you may be able to make a claim with our help.

Source: NFU

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