Many people in the Darlingscott area are employed in the agricultural industry – the very industry that records more accidents than any other employment sector in the UK.
Some of these people will be getting hurt in accidents that were no fault of their own and so they will be looking for a personal injury solicitor in Darlingscott to help them make a claim for compensation.
Why is agriculture such a dangerous industry?
There are many factors that may be contributing towards the high accident rate in the agricultural industry. Some people think that it is the combination of hazards located in one place. The work on a farm is very varied – this is why it appeals to many people.
During the course of one day, an agricultural worker may have to be a builder, a mechanic, a herdsman and a vet. They have to work at heights, they have to handle potentially dangerous animals and they have to operate potentially dangerous machinery.
There have been vast improvements in the safety records of other heavy and mechanised industries, yet the accident statistics in agriculture have improved little in the last ten years!
Why would I need a personal injury solicitor in Darlingscott?
If you have been working on a farm and have been injured in an accident that was not your own fault then you may be able to get a personal injury solicitor in Darlingscott to help you make a claim.
They will handle all of the legal aspects of the case including representing you in court if it comes to that… In practice very few cases get this far and most are settled in what are called ‘out of court settlements.’
Your main contact with your personal injury solicitor will probably be over the telephone or by email and post.
When do I start making my claim?
You can make your claim whenever you want to so long as it is less than 3 years after you got hurt. This is a legal time limit and is not imposed by the personal injury solicitor in Darlingscott themselves.
It is always wise to start your claim as soon as you possibly can – it is not hard to do and you can start the process when you are still recovering from your injuries.
All you have to do is pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline for free. Tell the friendly, professional advisers that you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Darlingscott because you have been injured in an agricultural accident that was not your own fault – they will take it from there.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: Sharon Parry