If you live, work or are on holiday in Builth Wells, it is possible that you have had an accident and are currently engaged in looking for an accident solicitor in Builth Wells. Perhaps you drove there for the Royal Welsh Show, or stayed there during a walking holiday on the Wye Valley Walk. If you live and work in Builth Wells, you may be employed in the agricultural industry, which has one of the worst accident records in the employment sector.
Unfortunately children can also be victims of an agricultural accident as there are public footpaths running through farmland. Cows may seem to be friendly and docile, but they can be temperamental, especially when they have calves with them. Dogs should be kept on a lead if you are walking among a herd of cows, as they can upset these farm animals. There have been fatal accidents involving farm animals, so caution should be taken when you encounter them. The farmer who owns them has a responsibility for the safety of the public on his/her land, and if you have an injury in an accident which was not your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation from the farmer.
Members of the public should take care when on a farm as there is an added danger of slips and trips, as the farmer cannot run behind a cow cleaning up its mess. Take care where you step!
Most accidents on farms involve either the farmer of the farm workers. There are falls from high places as well as slips and trips, and accidents involving farm vehicles. There is also the danger of contracting “Farmer’s Lung” from the dust and particles in barns where grain crops are stored. This is recognised as an occupational disease and you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for it.
Accidents occur with the sharp blades on farm equipment which can lead to amputations of limbs, and again, it may be possible to claim personal injury compensation for the accident. The main criterion for a successful claim is that you can prove that the accident was not your fault but caused by the negligence of another person. This could mean inadequate training in the use of a machine or piece of equipment or the lack of protective gear for example.
Accident solicitor in Builth Wells
If you have looked in your local telephone directory in vain for an accident solicitor in Builth-Wells or elsewhere and failed to find one online by typing the phrase accident solicitor in Builth Wells in the search box, then you could try phoning us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has a website and you can find out more about us and our services by going online. You might then want to call us on one of our freephone numbers which are 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. The lines are open 24/7 so why not call us right now for expert advice about an accident solicitor in Builth Wells and your possible personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 29th June 2013