Farms can be very dangerous places to work. With hazards such as large machinery and livestock, it is no wonder that it is statistically one of the most dangerous industries and one of the most common places that people can be injured while at work. If you have been injured in an accident while working on a farm, and the incident wasn’t your fault, then you can make farming accident claims in Burnley for compensation and see just what our team of solicitors can do for you.
Common Farmyard Accidents and Injuries
There are many different ways in which someone could be involved in an accident on a farm, and all, as long as they were not your fault, could be eligible for you to make a Burnley no win no fee compensation claim. These could include:
- Dangerous Livestock. With such large animals in large quantities on farms, they can sometimes be hard to control. Whether it be an incident with a single animal, or a herd, the injuries could range from bruises, to broken bones, and even death, from being charged or trampled by said animals.
- Farm Vehicles. Farms require both large and small vehicles in the course of the daily work. Whether they be quad bikes or tractors, both could cause either the driver or someone else serious injury. These could be whiplash, broken bones, head and spinal trauma, or even death if the accident is severe enough.
- Machinery Whether initially dangerous, poorly maintained, faulty or used incorrectly, farmyard machinery could cause serious injuries. Through exposed mechanics, that cause clothing to become entangled, pulling digits or limbs into harm’s way, or projectiles causing lacerations or other trauma, any of these incidents could cause life changing consequences to those injured.
- Chemicals and Hazardous Substances. Through prolonged exposure to improper handling or unsuitable personal protective equipment, chemicals and other substances could cause serious long term illnesses. These could include afflictions such as dermatitis and occupational asthma.
However the injury happened, and however minor or serious, if the accident wasn’t your fault, then someone else’s negligence could be to blame. If this is the case, then you have every right to make a farming accident claims in Burnley for the money and damages you need at this difficult time.
What making farming accident claims in Burnley can do
Not only will our solicitors work to help you get the compensation you need, but it will make your employer and others more aware of health and safety standards in the workplace to help protect you and anyone else who works in that environment. All you have to do to make farming accident claims in Burnley is contact our Accident Advice Helpline and take our 30 second test to find out if your claim is eligible and just how much compensation you might deserve. 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: 3rd December 2014
Author: David Brown