Whether you are a farm worker in the south of England, the Midlands, the North East or North West, the personal injury solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co can help you make a claim for farm accident compensation.
Our dedicated team has the experience to help you receive the financial damages award you deserve. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure you receive the health and rehabilitation therapies appropriate to your injuries and all the help and guidance you need following an injury.
Safety is key down on the farm
Along with construction sites, farms and agricultural businesses are some of the most dangerous places to work. More fatalities and serious or life-altering injuries occur on farms than at any other workplace.
There are a number of inherent risks to farmers and farm workers, including; falls from height, machinery accidents, effects of chemicals and pesticides, risk of industrial illness such as farmer's lung, and crush injuries.
How and why do crush injuries occur on farms and in agricultural workplaces?
Crush injury accidents may occur for a number of reasons including, but not limited to:
- wall collapse
- hay bale collapse
- vehicle rollovers - particularly common when using quad bikes and mini diggers
- livestock handling
To find out more about farm safety click here to read the Gov.UK guide</> which offers further resources for farmers and farm workers to prevent illness and personal injury.
Consequences of a crush injury
When a person is subjected to force or pressure such as when a heavy object falls, or a body or limb is caught between one moving object and a stationary one, muscles, organs and bone may suffer a number of damaging effects:
- compartment syndrome
- nerve injury
- secondary infection
- multiple breaks to bones in fingers and feet
- skin wounds
Compartment syndrome is a particularly harmful consequence of crushing in which the release of pressure following the crush incident creates a chemical reaction within the bundles (compartments) of soft tissue. This reaction may cause severe and irreversible damage to muscles, blood vessels, and ligaments. It may require the amputation of a limb.
Unfortunately, many crush accidents cause death as a result of multiple injuries suffered. If such a fatality occurs and the incident should have and could have been prevented, we can help the family make a fatal accident claim for compensation.
Do you need to make a crush injury claim?
If you, or a family member, have suffered personal injury in a farm accident in the North East of England or elsewhere in the UK, we can help you make a claim.
Our team is based in London and we are able to action a claim in the highest courts of England to enable you to receive the best compensation package possible. Where appropriate we will seek interim payments to ensure immediate financial concerns are taken care of and we will always seek to ensure the accident victim is assisted in receiving the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation package possible.
Call today on 0808 252 0678 to speak to a member of the team.