If you are a farmer, or someone who works on a farm, the risk of having an accident at work is significantly higher than in other jobs. The fact that there is so much heavy machinery on-site, combined with the restricted times in which jobs need to be done due to the weather, means that farms can be dangerous places. Farmers insurance claims constitute a high percentage of total claims in the UK, so if you are considering making a claim for compensation, we can help you through the process.
Common injuries sustained whilst working on farms
Daily manual work using farm machinery can result in many different types of accident, including:
- Becoming trapped in machinery whilst carrying out repairs or maintenance
- Quad-bike accidents due to uneven ground
- Falling from heights, such as when stacking hay or cutting back trees
- ‘farmers lung’ which can be contracted as a result of breathing in the dry air around mouldy crops
- Chemical or pesticide-related accidents
We have dealt with farmers insurance claims for all these types of accident and more, so for some honest, expert legal advice call our dedicated helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
If you are eligible to make a claim for compensation our in-house solicitors will have experience of making these types of claim. We work on a basis of no-win, no-fee, so you can rest assured that you will have nothing to pay to start a claim, and if you lose your case you won’t be left with a big solicitor’s bill to pay.
Our solicitors have experience of making farmers insurance claims, and know all that is necessary to make your claim successful. Many claims are processed over the phone, so you may not need to travel to court, but if you do need to travel in relation to any aspect of your case, the travel costs can be reclaimed by your solicitor if you keep the receipts.
Your farmers insurance claims compensation
If your case is successful, your compensation can be used in a number of ways. You may need to replace lost earnings if your injuries have prevented you from working, or you have had to reduce your hours. If you need specialist medical equipment, whether temporary or permanent, the award could help to purchase that, or possibly medical treatments that you otherwise could not afford.
However you wish to use your compensation, hopefully it will help to put the accident behind you and get your life back on track. So if you want to find out more information about making farmers insurance claims for compensation, call our friendly advisors now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 17th January 2013
Author: David Brown