Accident solicitor in Sheen
Sheen is a small village, strung out along the ridge between the Dove and Manifold valleys in Staffordshire. The majority of the village exists on agriculture, but a small engineering works can also be found here.
The farms in Sheen are places of work just like any other, but can be very dangerous. In fact, agriculture has one of the worst fatal accident records of all the major employment sectors in the region. Farm workers are not the only ones who can become injured or even killed in farm accidents – members of the public are also at risk whenever they visit farms.
Causes of farm accidents
Some of the most common causes of injuries on farms include:
- Accidents involving farm vehicles
Tractors, combine harvesters, forklift trucks, quad bikes and 4×4 vehicles are all commonly used on farms. People can become injured when these vehicles collide with them, crush them or run them over. Accidents involving farm vehicles can cause a wide range of injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries and whiplash.
- Accidents involving farm equipment
The machinery used in the agricultural industry can be very dangerous and people can injure themselves on blades and transmission belts.
- Injuries caused by falling objects
People can become injured or killed by objects falling from heights. Falling hay bales and trees and collapsing buildings can all cause serious injuries.
- Injuries caused by dangerous livestock
Large farm animals cause approximately 8% of all farm-related deaths. Dangerous farm animals include, but are not limited to, donkeys, goats, cattle and horses.
Claiming compensation through an accident solicitor in Sheen
If you have sustained injuries whilst working on or visiting a farm, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. There are strict time limits in place to make a personal injury claim and as a result of this, you must telephone Accident Advice Helpline now to receive accurate advice from an accident solicitor in Sheen.
An accident solicitor in Sheen will be able to advise you of your entitlement to compensation and will be happy to take the time to talk you through the process of making a personal injury claim. To determine the validity and value of your claim, call our Freephone helpline now or try out our 30-second test.
Date Published: 22nd August 2013
Author: David Brown