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Farms can be an extremely hazardous place. They regularly work with animals, heavy machinery, and chemicals which can all cause severe injuries if the correct rules and guidelines are not followed.
If you work on a farm, or are working as a sub-contractor, then the employer has a duty of care towards you. It is their responsibility to follow the correct procedures and regulations, failure to do so can have severe consequences for their employees.
You do not have to be working on a farm to be able to make a claim if you are injured there. This also applies to guests who are visiting.
If you have been involved in an accident on a farm in the last 3 years due to somebody else’s negligence, call us today on 0121 8276 446 to see how we can help you.
Farm accident claims can help cover your costs.
Making a claim for an accident that happened on a farm can help ease your financial burden. Not only can you make a claim for injury, but also for any losses you have suffered or costs you have to endure, such as:-
- The cost of any treatment you have had to have.
- Any prescription charges.
- Travel expenses if you have had to travel to the hospital.
- Loss of earning for any time you have had to take off work.
There are a few further things which can also be compensated for, such as a holiday you have had to cancel, a hobby you can no longer do or an event that you may have had to miss.
If you work on a farm and have suffered an injury which you have had to take time off for, you are entitled to sick pay. If the pay is less than your normal age, the solicitors will take this into consideration when claiming for your losses.
The amount of compensation you get for a farm accident injury claim will depend on many factors. Until the case has been fully assessed, and medical evidence has been obtained, the amount you get will not be finalised.
You could still claim even if you are a self-employed farm worker.
Even if you are self-employed, you can still make a claim. The farm works are usually self employed and contracted to bigger companies. If the company that you work for holds the accountability of ensuring your work environment is safe, then by them failing to do so they are putting you at risk, and you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you would like to know more about an injury on a farm claim, call us on 0121 827 6446, call our experienced staff today to discuss this.
What are the reason for farm accidents?
An accident on a farm can happen for many reasons. Some of these include:-
- Chemical and other dangerous subjects.
- Danger in relation to the livestock and cattle
- Falling from a high place.
- Exposure to continuous loud sounds without the correct protection
- Dangerous machinery such as tractors.
Types of farm injury.
There are many injuries which you can sustain as a result of a farm accident. Some of them can range from an injury such as pain or bruises from a fall to severe lifechanging injuries such as machinery crushing accidents.
Chemicals can lead to conditions such as dermatitis, which exposure to asbestos can lead to illnesses such as asbestos poisoning.
Farmers long is a disease that can be caused by an allergy from the mould in hay or crops. It can also be referred to as hypersensitivity pneumonitis or extrinsic allergic alveolitis.
Continuous exposure to the mould can cause an allergy to it, which can then cause farmers long. Some of the symptoms can include fever, coughs, shortness of breath or pains in the chest.
Some steps which your employer can take to protect you from this is providing you with the correct PPE, ventilating, and ensuing the crops are dried before being stored. Failure to do this leaves you at risk.
For further information on making a claim for a farming accident, call our specialist team today on 0121 8276 446.
How to start a farm accident claim.
To begin the process, call us today on 0121 8276 446, where one of our specialist advisors will take the details of the accident from you, and let you know weather you have grounds for a claim. They will then put you in touch with one of the solicitors on a panel, who will speak with you and begin your claim.
If you would prefer for us to call you back, fill our contact form and one of our advisors will give you a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
Even after speaking to us, you are not obliged to make the claim and we will never pressure you in to doing so.
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