It is not unusual for a farming accident to be the cause of an Isles of Scilly accident claim, as farms can be dangerous places to be. Statistics show that more serious accidents and deaths happen on farms than in any other industry. We all know how hard farmers’ work, and how seasonal their work can be. This is why at certain times of year they will employ extra labour to assist them.
The accidents that take place on farms happen in many different ways, such as:
- Accidents with plant and machinery
- Accidents with farm vehicles
- Falls from height, such as hay barns and lofts
- Falls into grain silo and stores
- Attacks by livestock
- Contact with dangerous chemicals as found in things like pesticides
These are just a few of the accidents that happen on farms, but one of the reasons their health and safety record is not so good is because accidents happen to visitors to farms as well. You could be walking through a farmer’s field and be attacked by a cow. These usually docile animals will have no qualms at all about attacking you if they think you are a threat, perhaps to their calf.
The sheer weight and size of a cow means that these attacks nearly always cause very serious injuries.
Farmers have a legal duty to make sure their farm is a safe environment to be, and to keep animals that might attack away from people that are not used to handling them. If you are injured in a farm accident that was not your own fault, making an Isles of Scilly accident claim is the way to get the compensation you deserve.
Let Accident Advice helpline assist with your Isles of Scilly accident claim
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have made the personal injury claim experience as simple and stress free as possible, as we think you have already suffered enough trauma from the accident you were injured in.
We aim to take all the hard work away from you, and so that you will not be worrying about paying our bill, use the no-win, no-fee* agreement. This means that we will not ask you to pay us any money at all to start your claim, and if it should prove unsuccessful, we will not expect you to pay the legal fees.
To find out more about the no-win, no-fee* services that we use for every claim we handle, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 if you are calling us from a mobile.
Chatting to our friendly advisors will not cost you anything either, so why not call us today about your Isles of Scilly accident claim.