If you’ve been poisoned through exposure to pesticide in the countryside, there are no solicitors in Leintwardine you can turn to for help with raising a claim for compensation. Your best bet is to go online, and carry out a search for a solicitor to help. The chances are that you’ll come across our name – Accident Advice Helpline.
Farmers have a duty of care to the general public
Admittedly, farmers do have a tough time of it, but they still have a duty of care to ensure that any pesticides that they use do not harm innocent members of the general public.
What to do if you come into direct contact with pesticide
If you do come into contact with pesticide, and it makes you ill, the first thing you should do is to seek urgent medical help. The next thing you must do is to report the incident, the sooner the better, in order that an effective investigation can be instigated at the earliest opportunity. Any such incidents are taken very seriously by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).
Danger from migrating pesticide spray
The majority of the pesticide related complaints that are received by the HSE tend to relate to the storage and/or the use of pesticides by farmers. Unless applied with extreme caution, pesticides spray can drift on the wind and cause contamination in nearby surrounding areas.
If you believe that you’ve been poisoned by coming into contact with a pesticide or biocide, it’s important to try and establish as much information about the pesticide/biocide as you can. This will not only help any medical practitioners to know how to best treat you, but will also be important information to include in any report you offer to the HSE.
Working with Accident Advice Helpline as an alternative to solicitors in Leintwardine
Because you won’t have the option of using solicitors in Leintwardine, using the ‘no win, no fee*’ services of Accident Advice Helpline is probably one of the best moves you could make. We employ 200 specialist solicitors, which means that we have a whole lot of in-depth experience with any sort of injury, including pesticide poisoning. The important criteria to consider before you try to register your claim include:
- Proof that the incident has been brought about through the fault of someone other than yourself.
- Confirmation that the incident happened within the past three years.
- Medical proof of the nature of the injury/contamination
- Supplying us with a copy, or reference to, any report that you may have already filed at the local HSE office.
You can find out how much compensation you might be due by visiting our website and using the HOW MUCH calculator that is located on the homepage. It takes only 30 seconds.
The ‘no win, no fee*’ service that we provide here at Accident Advice Helpline comes highly recommended by Esther Rantzen. To find out more call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 11th April 2014
Author: David Brown