Sometimes, farmworkers gat attacked by livestock when they are at work, something the farmer should take steps to avoid. If they do not fulfil their duty to keep their employees safe while they are at work, the member of staff could make a Newcastle upon Tyne accident at work claim against them.
Nursing cow or angry bull, you might want to make a Newcastle upon Tyne accident at work claim for your injuries.
Just imagine how severe your injuries could be if you were attacked by a cow who has not long given birth or by an angry bull. The fact that the cow sees you as a threat to her new calf, or the bull does not like you will not help you feel any better at all when the sheer bulk of them hits you.
Attacks by cows and bulls are more common than people realise, and they generally cause the victim serious injuries, if they survive. The farmer should have kept them in a separate field, away from where workers have to venture, so that an employee cannot be injured in this way, and then they could save themselves from having to face a Newcastle upon Tyne accident at work claim.
Other farming accidents
Farming has the worst record of all UK industries for serious accidents and deaths. What many people do not realise is how dangerous a modern farm is, and how many hazards present themselves to employees every day, such things as:
- Falling from height, maybe a hayloft or something similar
- Falling into a silo or grain store is usually a fatal accident
- Farms have a lot of heavy equipment and machinery, and having an argument with a combined harvester could very easily prove fatal
- Vehicles make deliveries to the farm, and take waste materials away and accidents with delivery vehicles are not a rarity
- There are many dangerous substances in use on farms, particularly some of the pesticides
Farmers, like all other employers in the UK, have a legal responsibility to safeguard the health and safety of their employees while they are at work, and to make their working conditions as safe as possible.Open Claim Calculator
By the very nature of the work, there will always be hazards there, but following the health and safety regulations can help reduce the risk of these happening, and of serious injuries if they do.
Claiming your legal entitlement
Claiming your legal entitlement to compensation is a simple and efficient affair with Accident Advice Helpline, as we are a specialist law firm that only deal in personal injury claims. We have amassed an enormous amount of experience, expertise and knowledge that every innocent victim who uses our services benefits from.
We have already successfully helped many thousands of innocent victim to get the compensation they were entitled to, and to see if we can now help you all you need do is complete one of our online options on our website, or call our freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak with our friendly advisers.