The village of Bassenthwaite in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England is a largely agricultural community with two farms within the village itself. As a result, much of the employment in the area is based on these farms. Although such work can be extremely rewarding, it is also a dangerous environment with plenty of opportunities for workplace accidents involving animals, the environment or machinery, giving rise to a number of farming accident claims in Bassenthwaite and farms all across the UK being registered from time to time.
Lack of regulation leads to farming accident claims in Bassenthwaite
Without proper safety measures put in place, work related accidents and injuries can occur quite easily, resulting in serious consequences for the victim. However, although employers in general have risen to the challenge and have significantly improved their health and safety procedures and monitoring, the farming community as a whole is still largely unregulated. This is partly why there are so many farming accident claims in Bassenthwaite and the rest of the UK being registered every year,
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we want to help the UK farming community to improve health and safety, and one of the ways is by helping injury victims to raise compensation claims when farmers and farmhands get hurt.
So, if you have suffered an injury on a farm that wasn’t your fault, we will not only help you to relieve your financial concerns by securing for you any financial compensation you may be due, but we will try to minimise future accidents, by financially penalising those to blame for any injuries, through their insurance companies, thereby hopefully steering the minds of the guilty parties to focus on implementing proper procedures to prevent similar accident and injuries happening in the future.
The types of injuries and illnesses that can occur in the farming environment can be from mild to very severe. They include things like:
- Sprains and muscle strains
- Broken bones
- Burns (from fire and chemicals)
- Back injuries
- Farmers lung and other respiratory diseases
- Zoonotic diseases – infections caught from animals
The compensation you could receive can cover not only payment for your injuries and illnesses, but can also cover the cost of cost of child care, loss of earnings, and even home care or home modification costs.
Let Accident Advice Helpline uphold your right to compensation
All employers here in the UK are legally obliged to have measures put in place to ensure hazards in the workplace are minimised. But often such measures are not updated or are not good enough, especially in the unregulated farming industry.
The bottom line is that the farmer you work for has a duty of care to look after your health and safety while you are at work. If they fail in this duty of care, provide lack of efficient training, or allow a hazardous work environment, they can be sued for compensation. If you need assistance making farming accident claims in Bassenthwaite, call us.
If you are not certain about your eligibility to register a claim for compensation, take the 30-second test here on our website, or call the Accident Advice Helpline national helpline and chat to one of our advisers. The numbers to call are:
- 0800 689 0500 – for calls made from landlines
- 0333 500 0993 – for calls from mobiles
One thing to ease any concerns you may have about your eligibility to claim, is the fact that we work on a strict no-win, no-fee basis. If your claim should fail, you will not end up having to pay our legal fee. Call us today and find out more.