If you live in Blairgowrie or were visiting it for a day to pick your own soft fruit, you may have had an accident and have just been looking for an Accident Solicitor who is Blairgowrie-based. It could be that you work on a farm and have had an accident at work and are unable to work at the moment.
Unfortunately it is not only farm workers and self-employed farmers who have agricultural accidents. Members of the public often go to farms, perhaps to pick their own fruit, or simply to walk along a public footpath that goes through farmland. They can also have accidents which are categorized as agricultural accidents, and some of these accidents involve the death of children. All of these cases would benefit from the advice of an Accident Solicitor in Blairgowrie.
The owner of a farm has a responsibility to make sure that the health and safety of his/her employees and the members of the public who might be on their farmland. Cattle which are known to be temperamental should not be in fields where there is a public right of way, for example.
If a farmer asks an employee to go onto a roof for any reason then he/she should carry out a risk assessment first and the equipment used should be checked to ensure that it is safe to use. Safety equipment such as a harness should also be used. If this is not done, then the farmer would be liable to pay compensation for any accident that befell the employee because of that farmer’s negligence, for example. The Health and Safety at Work regulations are comprehensive and cover all industries. Failure to comply with them can cause accidents and fatalities for which any employer can be deemed responsible.
Unfortunately some farmers seem to disregard the guidelines for a number of reasons according to the Health and Safety Executive and accidents which could have been prevented occur. This is what they say:-
“Fewer than 1.5% of the working population are employed in agriculture yet the sector is responsible for between 15% and 20% of fatalities to workers each year. The industry also has a rate of self-reported illness which is typically higher than the average for all industries.”
Accident Solicitor in Blairgowrie
If you have lost a spouse or child in a fatal accident then you could perhaps have a case to file a personal injury compensation claim on behalf of the deceased. You would need to find an Accident Solicitor who is Blairgowrie-based or elsewhere in the UK who could deal with your case. If you cannot find one near you, then you could contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We at Accident Advice Helpline will advise you on if and how you can proceed with any personal injury compensation claim. We will always deal with each case with sensitivity and give you the best advice. We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis and will have a solicitor near you. You can visit our website, or give us a call on 0800 689 0550 for landlines or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles whenever you feel like doing so as our lines are open 24/7. Why not call us now?