If you live in Lapworth, you may be employed in the agricultural sector and you may have recently been diagnosed with an illness caused by your working environment.
Farmer’s Lung is a recognized occupational disease which can arise from working in a granary, for example. If you can prove that your disease or any other illness was caused by your employer’s negligence, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against your boss.
You probably won’t be able to find any injury lawyers Lapworth as it is a village, but wherever you are in the UK, if you need an injury lawyer to work for you on a no-win, no fee basis, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury lawyers in Lapworth
Another reason for seeking out injury lawyers in Lapworth or ones based elsewhere in the country, is that you have been injured in an accident which you and your injury lawyers Lapworth (for example) can prove was no fault of yours.
You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for injuries arising from accidents that happened within the borders of the UK.
However, there are some accidents such as those which happen at sea, on aircraft or at airports which are governed by international conventions, and you only have two years in which to claim for injuries sustained in these types of accident.
If you work with heavy farm machinery then you know that you need to handle it carefully. Arms have been lost by those who have been using threshing machines which have extremely sharp blades. The most common accidents on farms involve farm vehicles, tractors which overturn and crush their driver, for example.
Just over one per cent of the working population in the UK work in the agricultural sector, which includes the fishing and forestry sectors, but it has the highest fatality rate for all industries. The Health and Safety Executive’s figures show that there has been a gradual decrease in the number of fatalities over the last three years, but even so, there is much more to be done if the numbers are to drop significantly. Working on a farm is a dangerous occupation, despite the fact that most people would think it is a healthy one.
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, or have been injured in an accident at work, wherever you work, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim, don’t hesitate to pick up your phone and call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers.
Whatever the time or day, you can phone us as the lines will be open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
For expert legal advice call us now!
Date Published: 26th November 2013
Author: David Brown