If you live in Gifford and the surrounding area you may be looking for injury lawyers in Gifford because you have been involved in an accident in which you sustained an injury. If you can prove, with the help of injury lawyers in Gifford or others based elsewhere in the UK, that the accident was not your fault, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Do you need injury lawyers in Gifford?
You may also be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim with help from injury lawyers in Gifford (for example) if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. That person might be your employer in the case of a work-related illness, or you may have had food poisoning after eating at a restaurant, in which case you could make a personal injury compensation claim against the owner.
Accidents in the agricultural sector
The most common agricultural accidents are those involving farm vehicles. These can be fatal, as vehicles can overturn, or crash into others. Tractors equipped with a roll-over protection system are much safer than those without, and such a system can help lower the fatality rate in the agricultural sector.
Other common accidents are:
- Falling from a height;
- Being stuck by an object, such as a bale, or a tree branch and so on;
- Getting trapped when something has overturned or collapsed;
- Having a livestock-related accident;
- Suffocating or drowning; and
In the decade between 1999 and 2009, a total of 436 people died in the agricultural sector. The figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that, of these: –
- 140 were employees (32%)
- 245 were self-employed (56%)
- 51 were members of the public, (12%) of which
- 19 of these were children under the age of 16 years old
Farming is not the safe, healthy way to earn a living, contrary to what seems to be popular belief.
Accident Advice Helpline id here for you
If you think you may have a case to make a personal injury compensation claim, you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice and help. You usually have three years in which to make a claim, although in some cases you only have two, so it is best to check with us or a firm of injury lawyers in Gifford or elsewhere.
Why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and find out more about what we might be able to do for you? When you are satisfied that we could be able to help you, then you should call us on one of our helpline numbers. You can call us at any time, whenever you feel you want to, as our lines don’t close.
Call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or from a landline, call 0800 689 0500. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 26th October 2013
Author: David Brown