Injured in farming accidents in Buckley?
Government statistics show that there are around 17.5 million hectares of farmland in the United Kingdom that are worked on by around 500,000 employees. While these figures are considerably less than 10 or 20 years ago, that is still a lot of people involved in work that can sometimes offer a variety of dangers. Those who have been involved in farming accidents in Buckley have asked us to help with their compensation cases.
Farming accidents in Buckley make up a small percentage of all the accidents that occur in the United Kingdom annually. That said, they can still be serious enough to leave the injured parties considering making compensation claims for their injuries in the aftermath. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help those people, and indeed anyone injured in an accident that believes they are entitled to compensation.
The dangers of farming the land
Gone are the days when working on farmland meant using nothing other than hand-held equipment such as spades, shovels, rakes, etc. Although these items are still used much of the equipment now has become automated and highly sophisticated.
Some of this automated equipment, which is designed to speed up the process of farming the land, is also dangerous. Combine harvesters, ploughs, muck-spreaders, all of these and more can lead to accidents and severe injuries if they are not used properly.
Slurry tanks, or slurry pits, also pose a threat. Sadly in recent years there have been a number of fatalities involving younger individuals who have fallen into unprotected or uncovered tanks that have given off dangerous levels of methane gas.
As with all working environments, working on a farm should have health and safety procedures to which every member of staff should adhere. If you have worked on a farm and have been injured then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation if no health and safety procedures were in place.
Call on us for help
If you have been injured while working on a farm, and you believe you have a case to be answered, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Our team of advisers is on hand to field your questions and guide you through our assessment by telephone.
When you call we will discuss the nature of your accident and the injuries you have suffered, then our adviser will confirm if you have a claim to make. If you do and want us to make it on your behalf, we will pass your details to our no win no fee solicitors.
All of our solicitors are experienced in securing compensation for the victims of accidents and since 2000 we have ensured millions of pounds has been awarded to them. Dame Esther Rantzen has been our ambassador since 2003 and appreciates the nature of what we do.
Get in touch today by calling our landline 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile the number to call is 0333 500 0993. Our lines are open now and a member of our advisory team will answer your questions and explain the process of making a personal injury claim. We also have a compensation calculator you can try via this website.
Date Published: 21st August 2014
Author: Jan Newell