A no win no fee* accident in Gwynedd is highly likely to be an agricultural accident. This area of Wales is dominated by sheep farming and whilst sheep may not present the same crushing and mauling hazards that cattle can present, sheep farming can still be a hazardous occupation. If you are an employee on a sheep farm and you have suffered a no win no fee* accident in Gwynedd you need a legal firm who are experts in agricultural personal injury claims. That is us! We are called Accident Advice Helpline and we are full endorsed by TV consumer affairs guru Dame Esther Rantzen.
We will set out to show that your employer was at fault for your no win no fee* accident in Gwynedd and will then try to negotiate as much compensation as we can for you. Here are some ways in which agricultural workers can suffer an accident in Gwynedd.
An agricultural no win no fee* accident in Gwynedd
- An agricultural accident could be caused by the farm vehicles. Most farms possess an impressive array of motor vehicles ranging from quad bikes to huge tractors. The fact that these vehicles are seldom used on the public roads does not prevent them from being involved in accidents. The people using the vehicles need to have received appropriate training and need to understand the capabilities and limitations of the vehicle. They will probably be required to fix and un-fix implements from a tractor and this involves exposed fast moving parts of machinery. Severe agricultural injuries have been caused when fingers or clothing gets trapped in this machinery. The effects can be very serious indeed.
- An accident could involve agricultural chemicals. Sheep require pesticides and other treatments to keep them healthy and these may present a risk to agricultural workers if they are not used correctly. The chemicals should be stored and used in the way that the manufacturer recommends. In the case of vaccinations, they may involve sharp instruments and these can present a risk of a ‘sharps’ injury.
- An accident could occur when an agricultural employee is carrying out maintenance to one of the farm buildings. Most farmers tend to carry out routine maintenance themselves and this presents all of the hazards that a construction worker would be exposed to. Working at height is a particular hazard – many farm buildings are very high! It is vital to select the appropriate working platform to carry out construction and maintenance tasks. This will not always be a ladder – scaffolding or a mobile elevating platform may be more appropriate.
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Date Published: 8th October 2015
Author: David Brown