Farm Accident Compensation Claim in Sutton-on-the-Forest
Sutton-on-the forest is a small village 8 miles north of York, with beautiful countryside, it’s no wonder the agricultural industry is a common form of employment in the area.
However, farms can be dangerous places to work – and to visit. According to the Health and Safety Executive, 49 people are killed every year in agricultural accidents. This means that you are more likely to be killed in an accident if you work in the agricultural industry than in any other industry in the UK. However, it’s not just workers who are at risk, but also members of the public and sadly children.
Have you been injured in an accident on a farm that wasn’t your fault? If so, you could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim in Sutton-on-the-Forest.
Common Accidents involving Farm Workers
Farm workers are exposed to many potential hazards. Some of the most common causes of injuries to farm workers are:
- Farm vehicle accidents, for example, tractors and forklift trucks
- Farm machinery accidents, for example, injuries from machinery blades
- Injuries caused by livestock
- Falls from height
- Injuries caused by falling objects, for example, hay bales
- Injuries or illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances, for example , pesticides
- Accidents involving a Silos and slurry pits.
There is a wide range of injuries or illnesses that can occur on a farm. In addition to the above, there are many more injuries that can happen. If you’ve been injured, whether you’ve broken bones, developed an occupational disease such as asthma or dermatitis or injured yourself in any other way, and it wasn’t your fault, you have a high chance to make a successful compensation claim in Sutton-on-the-forest.
Make a Farm Accident Compensation Claim
Don’t suffer in silence and be afraid to make a claim. If you have been hurt you have every right to claim compensation, whether you are a self-employed worker, a seasonal worker or a migrant worker – or a visitor to the farm. If the owner of the farm has neglected health and safety procedures and you have been injured, it’s essential to make a claim and bring the owner to book so that no-one else is injured, or even killed.
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in farm accident compensation claims. If you have sustained an injury on a farm, contact our professional legal advisers today and start your compensation claim in Sutton-on-the-forest.
Why not give our 30-second compensation calculator a try? Input some details and see how much your personal injury claim could be worth. Or call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 9th September 2013