Agriculture and farm accident

Agriculture and Farming Accidents – How to claim?

Between 2015/16 and 2019/20, 151 injuries resulted in fatalities in the Agriculture and Farming industry. 41 people were killed in agriculture and farming between 2020/21. This year, HSE has published the latest statistics on agriculture and farming accident statistics, which you can read more about here.  Working in a farming environment can be dangerous, and employees working environments should be kept to a high safety standard, to avoid unnecessary accidents from occurring. However, accidents at work still occur too often, and our solicitors can help you get a high compensation after experiencing such a traumatising experience.

The statistics:

The figures as shown on the latest HSE reports, state that:

  • 41 people were killed in agriculture
  • This was 18 more people than the year before and 8 people higher than the 5-year average.
  • This is the highest number of fatalities on the 5-year average.
  • More than half of the workers killed were over 40.

Common causes of death in agriculture:

  • 13 people were killed by being struck by a moving vehicle.
  • 11 people were killed when injuries by an animal.
  • 6 people were killed by contact with machinery.
  • 4 were killed struck by an object.
  • 3 were killed by a fall from a height.
  • 4 more people were killed for other reasons, like being caught in a fire, drowning, collapsing or others.

We understand that losing a loved one due to an accident at the workplace is a horrifying and traumatising experience, therefore we will ensure that your process runs as smoothly as possible in the most stress-free way. Read here, if you would like to find out how we can help you after losing a loved one.

Serious injuries in agriculture and farming:

  • 13,000 workers suffer from work-related injuries each year.
  • 28% were struck by a moving vehicle.
  • 16% fell from a height.
  • 15% were injuries by an animal.
  • 11% were struck by a moving vehicle.
  • 11% were trapped by something collapsing or overturning.

The list of injuries that employees experience can be never-ending, whether serious or not, you are entitled to claim for the injuries that you have experienced. If you would like to start a successful claim, contact one of our experienced personal injury solicitors now.

How to claim?

Here at Solicitors On Your Side, we understand that facing a serious injury from a work-related accident can be an extremely traumatising and stressful experience for anyone. Our experienced personal injury and serious injury solicitors will ensure that you get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way. We will ensure to gather all the necessary evidence as well as hard to obtain medical records to ensure we provide solid grounds for a successful claim.

You can start a successful claim in 3 easy steps:

By following these 3 easy steps you can start a successful claim and our solicitors will do the rest to ensure that you come out with the more successful outcome.

  1. After the accident, make sure everyone is to the safest possible standard and call any emergency services if it is necessary. If not, a doctor’s visit is helpful to make sure you’re healthy and recovering from your accident and gather any necessary medical evidence that may be needed.
  2. Gather as much evidence of the scene of the accident and your injuries as possible, these include photos, videos, witness reports and CCTV footage.
  3. Call us now, call us on 0330 912 2124 to start a successful claim. You can contact our solicitors or enquire to start a claim on our website, our online chat is open 24/7, ensuring that you can get the necessary help at any time and any day.

Contact us

Contact one of our solicitors now. Our online chat is open 24/7, available to help you at any time of the day. Contact us now. Solicitors On Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations.

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