If you have suffered a personal injury while working at a vineyard during the last three years and require the best vineyard injury advice, then get in touch with our specialist advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. If you have questions about the process, want to know whether you are eligible for compensation or are unsure about the information required to start a claim, then call 0800 180 4123 to talk through all the options available to you.
Making a claim
Working on a grape farm can be dangerous if health and safety is not prioritised by your employer or fellow employees. Workplace accidents have been minimised in recent years due to stricter regulations and legislation, but your manager may have neglected this duty of care by failing to administer safety training or forgetting to carry out risk or hazard assessments appropriately. If you were injured during the last three years, through no fault of your own, then it is your right to start the claims process and seek compensation. You can use our own online compensation calculator and complete a short, 30-second test comprising of four easy questions to see just how much you may receive for your injuries.
Grape farm injuries
Vineyard accidents can be devastating to victims and their families, especially if they cause serious injuries that affect a person’s right and ability to earn a living on a daily basis. If you have lost work hours or income because of your injury, then you should address this issue by making a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline. Grape farms are generally safe working environments but you may have suffered an injury after falling on to a hard surface, being struck in the eye by a hand-held object or breaking a bone after lifting an item that was too heavy or required specialised equipment. Tractor safety is also vital at vineyards, so if you were injured while operating machinery and vehicles, or were in an accident caused by a fellow worker, then you could make a claim today.
What is required?
You need evidence to support your claim and this comes in the form of an accident book, which is required by law to be kept up to date by your manager. This information, which includes relevant witness information and details about the accident, will form the backbone of your claim, so it is important that the incident is reported within three days if you want to make a claim. Incidents that are more serious are likely to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive and your employer should take care of this for you.
Contacting us for initial vineyard injury advice is free. All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. Accident Advice Helpline has forged a reputation as a leading personal injury law firm in the United Kingdom with a commitment to customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on maximising monetary payments owed to workers like you.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown