Involved in a farming accident? You may be able to make an injury claim in Uppingham
If you have been injured whilst at work then you could make an injury claim in Uppingham. All employers have a duty of care to protect their workers from harm, and to reduce the hazards of the working environment.
The market town of Uppingham in Rutland, England is known for its agricultural links and holds a livestock show in the town centre every year. Farmers from the local area bring their animals to take part in competitions held in the market square.
Accidents in the agricultural sector
The Health and Safety Executive considers farming to be one of the most dangerous industries. Reportable injuries, including fatalities, are far more common in agricultural businesses compared to many other sectors of employment. The risk of occupational illness must also been taken in account when managing the health and safety of a farm.
If a farm worker is injured, or develops an occupational illness, whilst at work then an injury claim in Uppingham can be made. Typical accidents might be caused by:
- The use of machinery which has not been adequately maintained to current safety standards, or which workers are not sufficiently trained to use.
- The unpredictability of livestock, and insufficient strategies to cope with this.
- Being exposed to dangerous chemicals without adequate safety protection.
- Hearing loss caused by using noisy equipment without hearing protection.
I have been injured whilst at work on a farm, how can I make an injury claim in Uppingham?
Accident Advice Helpline is your best option if you need to make an injury claim in Uppingham. We have a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that you can contact us at time that is convenient to you, and which fits into your working day or other commitments.
We have a team of friendly advisors who will be able to take you through our simple 30 second test. This will provide you with an estimate of how much compensation you could receive should you decide you would like to make an injury claim in Uppingham.
Our team of specialist lawyers are experienced in handling agricultural based cases. There are no upfront fees to pay, and your case will be processed on a no win no fee* basis. This means that should you not win your injury claim in Uppingham then you will have no legal fees to pay.
Date Published: 26th September 2013
Author: David Brown