Somerset is one of the counties in the south-west of England. North Somerset is a specific unitary authority area with its own MPs and an HQ in Weston-super-Mare. The area is home to approximately 208,000 people, as evidenced in 2014 by estimates taken around that time. People work in all kinds of industries and businesses in and around the area, but only a tiny minority have claimed accident at work compensation in North Somerset.
There is a good reason for this – namely that it is rare for someone to be injured while doing their normal job. The Health and Safety at Work Act has been in operation now for some years, ever since it came into being in the Seventies. Many accidents have been prevented because of it.
Working in the agricultural business
North Somerset has an economy built on agriculture more than anything else. There are many farms in the area where crops are grown and animals are kept for their wool and for other things as well. Farming is known as a potentially dangerous profession because there are many possible hazards that can arise. However, when health and safety procedures are used daily, as they usually are, there is little cause for anyone to be injured.
Some of the potential hazards that can appear include accidents involving heavy machinery such as tractors and combine harvesters. Working on an uneven site such as a sloping field can also produce potential hazards. Farm animals can become aggressive if steps are not taken to separate them when necessary. Fortunately, most farmers and other farm workers are never injured.
Have you been hurt while working on a farm in this area?
Suffering injuries on a farm could mean you’ve had one or two minor injuries, or it could mean you’ve been through a life-threatening experience. In either case, you’d definitely be forgiven for thinking about accident at work compensation in North Somerset as a possibility.
But of course you need to find out whether it could be more than just a possibility. Accident Advice Helpline is ready to answer your questions and we can do so today if you call on 0800 689 0500. You’ll benefit from our advice, given with no obligation to continue if you have a good case. Call now and find out whether your farming accident might lead to a compensation claim.
Date Published: 29th September 2014
Author: David Brown