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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury claims in Clackmannanshire

    From time to time, we here at Accident Advice Helpline help workers within the agricultural industry to launch personal injury claims in Clackmannanshire for injuries they’ve received through no fault of their own whilst carrying out their work duties.

    A hazardous industry

    The main economic activity here in Clackmannanshire, (sometimes referred to as “the wee county”), is agriculture; an industry that has more than its fair share of personal injuries. In fact, alongside the construction industry, it is one of the most hazardous industries to work in.

    An insight into proportion of injuries

    To give you some sort of idea with regard to the hazardous nature of working within the farming and agricultural industry, it employs only approximately 1.5% of the working population, but as an industry is responsible for causing between 15% and 20% of fatal injuries across all sectors of employment.

    The tip of the iceberg

    In the past 10 years there have been a total of 436 fatalities, which amounts to nearly one every week. Last year alone, (2013), 375 major injuries were recorded. But that is only the tip of the iceberg. Because farming and agriculture is such an unregulated industry, many hundreds and perhaps even thousands of accidents and injuries do not get reported through the official RIDDOR system.

    Self employment breeds lack of regulation

    The problem is, that all farmers are self-employed, as are many farming workers, and it’s because of this that there is a lack of regulation. Many of the injuries that are sustained in farming and agriculture are due to the manual nature of the work, and the fact that dangerous equipment is often used. The types of injuries that are often sustained include things like:

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    • Zoonotic infections
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Hand and arm vibration injuries
    • Whole body vibration injuries
    • Respiratory diseases
    • Fall from height injuries
    • Collision with vehicle injuries
    • Accidents with chainsaws
    • Slips, trip and fall injuries

    Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that only 5% of all accidents and injuries are reported within the self employed agriculture and farming industry. Awareness needs to be raised.

    Personal injury claims in Clackmannanshire in the agricultural and farming community

    Personal injury claims in Clackmannanshire that relate to the agricultural and farming industries can often command significant sums of compensation due to the severity of the injuries. Of course, before a claim can be launched, it must be proven that someone other than the injury victim is responsible for the accident/injury.

    Claiming compensation through Accident Advice Helpline

    If you’re uncertain about whether or not you can claim compensation for the injury you’ve sustained, why not contact our customer support team here at Accident Advice Helpline and chat to one of our experienced advisers? If you find you are able to raise a claim, you can use our services and benefit from:

    • Our no win no fee service, as recommended by Esther Rantzen
    • Our free, 30 second, interactive, HOW MUCH compensation calculator
    • The unrivalled customer support service we offer
    • Our toll-free 24/7 helpline0800 180 4123 from landlines – 0333 500 0992 from mobiles

    Date Published: 10th August 2014

    Author: Howie

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