Lampeter is the smallest university town in the United Kingdom, and was once a centre of the Welsh woollen industry, and an important rural area. You may find a firm of accident solicitors in Lampeter, but you may not find an accident solicitor who specializes in claiming personal injury compensation for injuries in the type of accident you had the misfortune to suffer.
Accident solicitors in Lampeter
You may be looking for a firm of accident solicitors in Lampeter because of injuries sustained in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. You may also be seeking out accident solicitors in Lampeter because you have an illness (or had one, such as food poisoning) which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
You usually have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, but there are some accidents and injuries for which you only have two years to file a claim. If you are not sure how long you have call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our helpline numbers given below.
Agricultural illnesses and accidents
If you work on a farm where there are animals, you may be exposed to health risks. Many people wrongly suppose that a person who works on a farm has a healthy lifestyle, but agriculture has one of the worst accident rates for all sectors in the UK. There are also recognized occupational diseases which those who work on farms are susceptible to with Farmer’s Lung (a respiratory disease) being one of them.
There are some animal diseases which can be transferred to people, such as: –
- foot and mouth disease (FMD) in sheep and goats
- African swine fever and
- epizootic haemorrhagic virus disease of deer,
to name but a few.
You may have to work with hazardous substances such as chemicals found in pesticides and fertilizers, and have to wear protective gear in order to avoid such illnesses.
Sharp blades in threshing machines and other farm equipment can sever limbs, and care must be taken at all times to follow safety guidelines. Fatal accidents can occur when farm vehicles collide, or when a tractor, for example overturns, crushing its driver.
If you work on a farm, you should be properly trained to do your job, and the farmer should carry out thorough risk assessments before assigning you any new job. You should be given appropriate protective gear and breathing apparatus if necessary. If you have an accident or develop an illness, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on our helpline, which is 0800 689 0500 from a landline. You can also call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 5th January 2014
Author: David Brown