Statistics show that one of the most dangerous industries to work in is farming and agriculture. There are so many hazards that serious injuries are a regular occurrence, and some of the innocent victims turn to Accident Advice Helpline when they want to make a personal injury claim in Newcastle-under-Lyme, or wherever it is in the UK they are.
The hazards that cause accidents on farms and can result in an injury claim in Newcastle-under-Lyme
There are more dangers on farms than people realise, not just for the workers, but accidents often happen to visitors to farms as well. Just some of the accidents that happen on farms are:
- Accidents with heavy plant and machinery
- Attacks by livestock
- Falls into grain stores and silos
- Falls from height
- Illnesses caught from infected animals
- Accidents with motor vehicles
- Accidents with pesticides and other dangerous substances
- Hay bales and other heavy objects falling onto someone
There are many more accidents than these that happen on farms, but these few show just how serious they can be, and the injuries that result from them can alter the life of the victims, and unfortunately on average kill one person a week.
The health and safety laws to prevent these accidents
There are health and safety laws that relate specifically to farming, just like there are for every other industry. It is up to the farmer to make sure he knows what they are, and to put them in place.
It is also up to the employees of the farmer to make sure they comply with the health and safety policy of the farm they are working on, or they might not be able to make a personal injury claim in Newcastle-under-Lyme, after they have been injured in an accident that was not their own fault.
Health and safety needs co-operation between the employer and the employees, then hopefully everyone will stay safe while they are at work.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with your personal injury claim
Since we were established in June 2000, we have adhered to four key principles in all our claims. We always act with integrity, reliability, dependability and accountability that translates into the highest quality of services you will find in the personal injury claim industry.
We keep the process as simple and efficient as we can, so that our claimants do not have more stress from making their claim, they will have had more than enough trauma from the accident they were in.
To help keep it that way, we use the no win no fee agreement. This means that victims do not have to worry about finding money to pay for their claim, as we will not charge any fees to start the claim.
Starting your claim with the no win no fee services of Accident Advice Helpline is easy, just complete one of the options on our website, or call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 1st November 2014