If you were injured in a recent accident and have been looking for injury lawyers in Forfar, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you. With over 15 years’ experience, we’ve helped thousands of people to make successful claims.
Injury lawyers in Forfar
Forfar was known for its jute weaving industry, and there is now a project which aims to keep this craft alive by training young people the traditional skill of weaving. Jute products are sustainable, ethical, reusable, biodegradable and are better for the environment than non-biodegradable plastic items.
Although jute is not grown in the UK, one of the two main industries in the Forfar area is agriculture (the other important one is tourism). If you work in the agricultural sector, you may be considering making a personal injury compensation claim and be currently involved in looking for injury lawyers in Forfar.
You can make a claim if you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was not your fault in the last three years. However, sometimes you only have two years in which to make a claim, so it is best to check with injury lawyers in Forfar. You could also ring us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice.
You may also be seeking injury lawyers in Forfar if you have been diagnosed with an illness or occupational disease which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. This person could be your landlord, employer or the owner of a local restaurant. You have three years in which to file a claim for an illness of this kind.Open Claim Calculator
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) believe that many accidents that occur on farms go unreported. The ones that hit the headlines are those involving children, who sometimes have fatal accidents on farms. In the case of non-fatal injuries, the HSE state that “it is estimated that 25% of injuries to employees in the sector are reported and only 5% for the self-employed.”
The HSE should be informed of all accidents at work. It seems that farmers are reluctant to be precise about the accidents that occur on their land. Despite this under-reporting, the HSE goes on to state: “In 2009/10, there were 242.1 major injuries per 100,000 employees in agriculture compared to 203.1 in 2008/09. This rate is twice that of the all-industries rate (101.5 per 100,000) and similar to the construction sector major injury rates.”
The idea that farming is an ideal occupation and that workers must be healthy is clearly an erroneous one.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of personal injury compensation claim that you wish to pursue, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this whenever you feel you would like to, as our lines are always open. We have two freephone numbers for you to use: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for mobile calls. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?