How do you cope after an accident on a farm?
This question is something that Accident Advice Helpline and our advisers are faced with on a daily basis when individuals just like you call and ask for our advice. Dealing with the aftermath of a farming accident isn’t easy and is made even harder when the accident and injuries you have suffered were not your fault.
What can make dealing with such an accident even harder is when no one is prepared to admit liability, especially when you know that the accident was in no way attributed to anything you did. Our advisers at Accident Advice Helpline are often tasked with helping determine whether the sufferer of an accident has a right to make a claim for accident on a farm.
If not yours then who’s fault was it?
When an accident occurs on a farm it may well be the case that no one wants to accept responsibility for it. This however, is of no benefit to you because without liability being acknowledged there is no way in which you, the victim of the accident, can move forward either (a) in terms of coming to terms with what has happened to you or (b) seeking recompense from the parties responsible.
Accident Advice Helpline have been providing help and support to people just like you, who have suffered accidents on a farm through no fault of their own, and have had no recourse in finding out who was responsible. If you work on a farm, your employer is responsible for ensuring that all matters of health and safety are dealt with properly, thus ensuring the likelihood of accidents are reduced and if they do not then it is only reasonable to assume that they are responsible. This falls under their ‘duty of care’, which includes ensuring that the chances of accidents in the workplace are reduced where possible. If they fail in this duty of care you may be entitled to make farming accident claims in Ayr.
My accident could have been avoided
If you feel that this is the case then you may well be entitled to make a claim for farming accident compensation. Accident Advice Helpline and our advisers are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you receive the best advice and support possible when it comes to deciding if you wish to make a claim for accident at work compensation. Accidents in the workplace should generally be avoidable if all that can be done is done to ensure the safety of those in the working environment. If an accident has befallen you and it was not avoidable or occurred because certain procedures were not carried out then you may well be able to make a claim for accident at work compensation.
More about farming accident claims in Ayr
To find out if you are eligible contact our team here at Accident Advice Helpline and one of our advisers will walk you through the initial assessment process. You can contact us 24/7 by calling our landline number 0800 689 0500, our mobile number 0333 500 0993, or by texting the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010. Call today if you feel you have a legitimate claim.
Date Published: 1st December 2014
Author: David Brown