Bourton-on-the-Hill is a Cotswold village in Gloucestershire, built with the warm, honey-coloured stone of the area. Like other Cotswold villages it is picturesque, and gives the impression that nothing much happens there. There are events in the Bourton House Gardens, one of the tourist attractions in the area, and you enter these through a 16th century tithe barn, Grade I listed, where refreshments can be bought. The village is great to visit on a warm summer’s day.
Farm Injuries in Bourton-on-the-Hill
If you are a resident of Bourton-on-the-Hill, you will probably know most of the other people in the village, and would know if anyone had an accident and so on. You would also know if there is a firm of solicitors Bourton-on-the-Hill based, and if there is an expert personal injury solicitor in the firm. If you have suffered injuries in any type of accident that you and a firm of solicitors in Bourton-on-the-Hill, or one anywhere else in the country, can prove was the fault of another person, you may be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim.
You might also be searching for a firm of solicitors in Bourton-on-the-Hill or elsewhere, because you have an illness, or had an illness, which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. You can also make a personal injury compensation claim for an illness such as a work-related one, for example.
Do you work on a farm? Have you suffered farm injuries in Bourton-on-the Hill?
You may be at risk from musculoskeletal injuries if you have to manually lift heavy objects such as bales, or animals. When you are driving a tractor you are also vulnerable because of the vibrations and sudden impacts which jolt the body when you are driving over rough ground. Of course tractors are dangerous pieces of machinery as they can overturn, crushing the driver.
If you use fertilizers and pesticides which contain chemicals you risk exposure to hazardous substances, which if inhaled over a long period of time, can cause respiratory problems and cancer. Skin diseases are also possible if you come into contact with a harmful chemical.
You should protect yourself by wearing protective clothing, gloves, goggles and you should also use breathing apparatus.
Industrial deafness, tinnitus and so on may also be caused as the heavy machinery, chain-saws and so on make a terrific noise, as do some farm animals. You should wear ear defenders if exposed to continuous noise.
There is also a number of respiratory problems associated with farming, for example Farmer’s Lung, grain dust asthma and so on.
If you have a health problem that has been caused by your work, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer, who may have been negligent in his or her duty to provide you with a safe and healthy working environment.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and advice about any potential injury claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 05000800 689 0500, (landlines too) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown