The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website shows that on average 1 death a week happens to people who work on farms, and this has been the situation for the last 10 years. It says that many more are seriously injured or made ill by working on farms, making it one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. Health and safety is fundamental to all employments, and the costs associated with time lost from work and dealing with accidents can far outweigh the costs of having the proper measures in place.
How our St Albans car accident lawyers can help
Although we call them our St Albans car accident lawyers, they actually deal with claims of every type, including accidents at work.
Farmers have the same legal responsibility towards any members of their staff that all UK employers have, they have to make sure that you are safe while you are at work. If you are a staff member and you have been injured on the farm whilst you were at work, then you could be able to make an injury claim against the farmer. To help you claim the compensation you could be entitled to, our St Albans car accident lawyers will deal with your claim in a simple, quick and efficient manner, keeping the stress away from you.
The causes of deaths in farming and using our St Albans car accident lawyers
There are lots of things that can go wrong on a farm, and it is not just workers that are injured on them. There are many accidents each year of visitors to farms as well, just some of the things that happen:
- Being hit by a moving vehicle on the farm
- Being hit by a moving or falling object such as bales of hay or trees
- Falling from height such as a hayloft
- Asphyxiation or drowning, sometimes when victims fall into a silo
- Farm machinery is heavy and dangerous and only qualified operators should be allied to use it
- Animals such as cows are usually placid, but if they see you as a threat the will attck
- Catching diseases from animals
- Being trapped by something
- Electric shocks from faulty equipment
At Accident Advice Helpline we see many other sorts of accidents on farms as well as these, and the same applies to them all, as long as they were not the fault of the injured victim, the victim is entitled to compensation.Open Claim Calculator
Claiming compensation for an accident at work
Whether you work on a farm or in some other industry, if you are injured in an accident at work, if for no other reason than to stop the same happening to another victim, you should be making a personal injury claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping blameless victims for 14 years, and have successfully made sure that many thousands of them have been awarded the compensation they were due.
If you are in this situation, either complete our online claim form, complete our 30–second test- this will give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be – or call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly and helpful expert claims advisors.