Staxton is a village in Yorkshire, and its history goes back much further than the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was recorded as Stacstone. The main industry around Staxton is agriculture; some farms have animals while others rely on growing crops. If you work on a farm, you will understand how dangerous the work can be, and, of course, it could also cause health problems. There are several occupational diseases associated with farming, such as Farmer’s Lung which is a respiratory problem caused by working where grain is stored in a dusty atmosphere. You might also have to repair barn roofs and work at heights, and if you fell, this might cause (at the very least) a whiplash injury in Staxton.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Staxton?
If you are suffering with a whiplash injury in Staxton you might be hoping that you can make a personal injury compensation claim for it. In order to make a claim you must be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your injury was not your fault. Along with your personal injury lawyer, you also need to prove that another person was responsible for your accident. You must also have received medical attention for your injury as soon as possible after the accident.
Accident on a farm?
You may have had an accident involving heavy farm vehicles and these can result in serious injuries and can also be fatal. In order to make a personal injury compensation claim for the death of a spouse, partner or child, you have to be able to prove, with the help of a personal injury lawyer, that the accident was caused by the negligence of the farmer. For example, vehicles should be carefully maintained and checked regularly and if asked to do a new job, such as repairing a roof, then the farmer should have carried out a thorough risk assessment before the job started. Failure to do this would be construed as negligence and you would have grounds on which to base a personal injury compensation claim. Any compensation would be paid via the farmer’s public liability insurance, and not come out of the farmer’s own pocket.
How long do I have to make my claim?
For accidents that happen in the UK the usual limitation period is three years, although this may not be the case for your accident, as there are some which have shorter time periods in which you must make a claim. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have to file your particular personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline day or night, every day of the year, for information and advice about your particular personal injury compensation claim. Use one of our freephone numbers to call now: dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice and information about your potential claim?
Date Published: 1st September 2014