Llanfyllin is a beautiful town in a valley of the Berwyn mountains and is a good place for a get-away-from-the rat-race holiday, although there are no hotels there, only self-catering cottages. You will already know this of course, if you are a resident of Llanfyllin.
Despite its apparent tranquility accidents happen in and around Llanfyllin as they do everywhere. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, and you can prove this, then you may be able to make an accident claim in Llanfyllin.
You usually have three years from the date of an accident in which to file a claim.
Accident claim in Llanfyllin
You can also make an accident claim in Llanfyllin or elsewhere if you have (or have had) an illness which you and your solicitor can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
This could be a work-related illness or an occupational disease, or any other which may have been caused by negligence of another person (perhaps food poisoning after having a meal at a restaurant).
Illnesses specific to sheep farming
If you work on a farm with livestock, you will know about the hazards involved in your job. If you dip a flock of sheep, it may be that the dip contains organophosphate compounds (OPs), and it might interest you to know that these were developed originally as chemical warfare agents.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are about 3 million acutely severe incidents of poisoning caused by pesticides every year. It is possible that around half of these cases are due to OPs.
There are several symptoms of poisoning by Ops and these include (initially), headache, nausea, dizziness, anxiety and restlessness; these may then lead to muscle twitching, weakness, tremor, vomiting, sweating, salivation, and blurred and/or dark vision. If the poisoning is severe there may be tightness in the chest, coughing and pulmonary oedema. Outward, behavioural signs include confusion or unusually weird behaviour.
As well as protective clothing when dipping sheep or handling pesticides, the Health and Safety Executive ( HSE) recommend wearing “rubber gloves, coverall, and a faceshield when handling the concentrate and rubber boots, rubber gloves and waterproof coat or bib apron when handling the diluted liquid and freshly dipped sheep.”
If you work on a farm and believe that you have been poisoned because of the use of Ops, you should contact the HSE and report your illness.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you have a case to make an injury claim in Llanfyllin or elsewhere, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice.
Find out more about us from our Accident Advice Helpline website or call us at any time, on one of our freephone numbers.
You can ring 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call now for expert legal advice about any personal injury compensation claim.