Accident Advice Helpline handle many North Devon accident at work compensation claims that originate from injuries sustained on farms. These are the farms that nurture Devon beef, and provide milk for the famous Devon clotted cream.
The various risks of working with cows
The risks associated with working with cows are varied. But the two most common include the risk of catching zoonotic diseases, and the risk of being crushed if you accidentally get trapped either between a number of animals, or between an animal and a stationary object like a brick wall, or a stationary vehicle.
There are other risks too, such as being kicked, or if you keep, or work with bulls, being gored. The risk becomes higher if you work with animals not handled frequently; animals that are left out to graze the moorlands for example.
Never underestimate the risks of working with animals
Whatever the circumstances, and whatever your familiarity with the animals you work with, you should never underestimate the inherent risk of working with cattle, even when you have all the right precautions in place.
Treating bulls with respect
Bulls in particular must be treated with respect. They can kill easily, even when they are merely being playful. It’s always a good idea to train bulls to associate people with things like exercise, feeding, and grooming. Farmers should provide purpose built pens for their dairy bulls, and should always use special handling aids such as bull poles and bull halters.
Launching a North Devon accident at work compensation claim for an injury sustained on a farm
Launching personal injury claims for any sort of injury on the farm can be more difficult than launching injury claims in other industries because of the need, under compensation law, be able to contribute blame for any injury to a third party. In many instances, farmers work on their own, and unless it’s a faulty piece of equipment that caused the injury, it can be difficult to prove that they themselves were not to blame. It’s much easier if you are a farm worker, because in this instance the farmer is your employer, and that is where the buck stops.
If you have been injured on a farm, and you can apportion blame to third-party, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch a North Devon accident at work compensation claim, and as long as you have the necessary proofs in place, (with regard to the blame, and also the nature of the injury), you will stand a good chance of obtaining financial recompense.
The benefits of using Accident Advice Helpline
As one of the U.K.’s favourite and leading injury claim specialists, Accident Advice Helpline has handled many farming accidents and injuries. When you work with us you will benefit from:
- Our ‘no win, no fee’ process – recommended by Esther Rantzen
- Free use of our 30 second interactive HOW MUCH compensation calculator
- Access to our toll-free 24/7 helpline – 0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0993 from mobiles
Date Published: 15th September 2014