Agriculture

Agriculture and Farming Injury Claims

Have you been injured in a farming accident? Get the compensation you deserve.

About Agriculture and Farming Injury Claims

Our experienced work accident solicitors will help you make any claims after your agriculture and farming work injury. Our solicitors understand that working on a farm or in agriculture can be extremely dangerous to anyone. On a daily, people in this profession work with heavy machinery, animals and are frequently exposed to dust and chemicals. It is the employer’s responsibility under the Health and Safety Act of 1974 to ensure the safety of anyone working in agriculture and farming, keeping the risk of accidents as lowest as possible.

Most common agricultural and farming accidents

People working in agriculture and farming are exposed to a range of dangers on a daily, and it is the employer’s responsibility to minimise these dangers as much as it is possible. The most common accidents in agriculture and farming include:

  • Being struck by a vehicle can be a common injury on a farm or agricultural environment, with a range of moving vehicles present at all times.
  • Falls from a height, leading to serious injuries.
  • Being in contact with moving machinery.
  • Dangerous machinery, with unresolved faults leading to accidents in the workplace. Any faults in machines should be identified in a good time and resolved to the best possible extent.
  • Cattle and Livestock, risk of trampling or aggressive animals due to handling them without the correct training, which should be provided by the employer.
  • Cattle and Livestock, risk of tramping or aggressive animals due to insecure or faulty gates.
  • Working with chemicals and substances is frequent when working in agriculture and is sometimes unavoidable. Chemicals are sometimes used to help plants grow, or to disinfect apparatus. Correct procedures must be implemented to ensure the safety of the staff, providing them with the correct equipment to avoid the risk of harmful exposure to the chemicals.
  • Electric shocks are caused by exposed wiring or faulty machinery in the workplace.
  • Slips, trips and falls due to hazards on the floor, such as wires and liquids. Falls can be especially dangerous in these environments.

We advise that these are just the most common examples of working in agriculture and farming, if you have experienced any sort of accident, we highly recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now.

Employers Duty of Care

Under the Health and Safety Act of 1974, it is the employer’s duty of care to keep employees as safe as possible in their environment and avoid any dangers from happening. There is a range of things that the employer must always do to ensure the safety of the staff, these include:

  • Adhering to the Health and Safety Act and ensuring that all the staff is always safe.
  • Machinery maintenances ensure that the machinery is always working to the correct standard to avoid accidents.
  • Carrying out regular risk assessments to detect any problems and resolve them to a good extent and as soon as it is possible.
  • Providing training to use machinery correctly and to carry out any procedures in the best and safest possible way.
  • Ensuring that the staff is provided with all necessary safety equipment to avoid injuries from accidents occurring.

If your employer fails to adhere to health and safety guidelines and keep the employees as safe as possible and an accident occurs, you may be able to claim compensation, with the help of one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

How can I make a claim?

If you have been involved in an accident at work, we recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors to help you come out with the highest possible compensation, so you can get back to your daily life in no time. We advise that like with any claim, evidence is an important part of it to ensure you get the highest possible compensation.

How can we help?

Our experience in work accident claims will help you make a successful claim after being injured. We will treat your case in the most professional way ensuring that you feel comfortable conveying your story in the best way. We will help gather any necessary information to help back up your case and increase the chances of getting correct compensation. We will ensure that your process is run smoothly in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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