The town of Crondall in Hampshire is surrounded by rich farmland, and when farm workers get injured, they often call on Accident Advice Helpline to handle their injury claim.
The most dangerous occupation
Statistically farming is the most dangerous occupation of all. It is responsible for between 15% and 20% of all fatal accidents that are recorded across all industries; this, despite the fact that it employs less than 1.5% of the total working population. In the last 10 years, almost one person per week on average dies in a farming accident.
Accidents are grossly underreported
The problem is that the statistics relating to non-fatal injuries are woefully inaccurate. It’s because less than 25% of farming accidents are correctly reported through RIDDOR. This is down to the fact that many farmers are self-employed, and as such are unregulated in terms of any accident reporting procedures; and also because there are so many seasonal migrant workers coming and going throughout the year.
No win no fee in Crondall claims with Accident Advice Helpline
The accident rate is high not only because farming is a very physical occupation, but farmers and farmhands also work with very dangerous equipment which, if not properly controlled, can easily cause serious injury. The type of accidents and injuries that happen on farms include:
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- White finger vibration injury
- Whole body vibration injury
- Respiratory diseases
- Zoonotic infections
- Accidents involving dangerous equipment
If the cause of the accident/incident that is responsible for the injury is the fault of a third party, then Accident Advice Helpline can help victims to raise a no win no fee in Crondall injury claim for compensation.
The amount of compensation can vary widely
The amount of compensation that may be awarded varies enormously depending on the nature and severity of the accident and any impact it may have on current or future loss of earnings. You can get an idea of the basic amount of compensation by using the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found on our website’s homepage. Just input six basic pieces of information regarding the incident/injury, and you’ll be given an estimate within 30 seconds.
No win no fee
There was a time when launching a no win no fee in Crondall personal injury claim could have cost the victim dearly. Many solicitors used to ask for money up front (some still do), and if the claim went to court, but was overturned, then the victim would be liable for all of the costs ,which could be quite substantial. Today, however, the no win no fee service that Accident Advice and some other claim lawyers also offer, ensures that can’t happen.
Follow Esther Rantzen’s recommendation
So why not follow Esther Rantzen’s recommendation and employ Accident Advice Helpline to work on your behalf.
Contact our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.