If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on a farm or using heavy machinery, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. The solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co are experts in acting on behalf of victims injured in farming accidents. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Farms are places of work just like any other but unfortunately have historically had a very poor health and safety record. In fact, agriculture has one of the worst fatal accident and occupational ill health records of any major employment sector. The industry accounts for only 1.7% of the workforce in the UK but accounts for 16% of the fatal injuries to workers.
Figures have been published by the HSE that show almost 50 people a year are killed in accidents on farms and in the agriculture industry.
Farm & Agriculture Accidents
Due to the nature of the work, farm accidents are common. Some of the most common causes of accidents are listed below:
- Accidents involving any Farm Vehicle
- Accidents involving any Farm Machinery
- Falls from height on a Farm
- Injuries caused by Falling Objects
- Injuries and Illnesses caused by chemicals and hazardous substances including dermatitis
- Accidents involving Silos, Slurry Stores or Pits
- Vibration white finger due to working with vibratory machinery
- Industrial deafness from working with loud machinery and in buildings with livestock
- Asbestos related disease claims when exposure occurred more than 20 years ago
- Injuries caused by Dangerous Livestock
If you have been injured in an accident on a farm which is not listed above, please contact us to see if you are able to make a claim for your injuries. Our solicitors are experts in farm and agriculture accident claims.
Contact us today
If you, a member of your family, a friend or a colleague have been injured in an accident on a farm, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our solicitors have many years experience in dealing with claims of this nature and are available to speak to now. Call us on 0808 252 0678 or submit an online enquiry form by clicking here now.