Although as an industry it is only around 1.8% of the workforce, farm accidents account for approximately 19% of fatal injuries in the workplace each year.
Given the high rate of fatal and serious injuries sustained in this industry, farm workers and employers in the agricultural sector should take extra care to ensure workers are not put at risk of injury whilst at work.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an agricultural accident you may be entitled to make a claim.
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Due to the seasonality of the industry, many farms use temporary staff which can lead to a lower level of training and a lapse in health and safety.
There are many types of accidents that can cause injury to workers in the agriculture industry, which include, but are not limited to:
It is not only employees who may sustain injury and are entitled to make a claim. Visitors to a farm who sustain injuries in a farm accident or those who live or travel along the perimeter of a farm may also be able to make a claim if they are injured in an accident that was not their fault.
There are many hazardous conditions on a farm that could lead to serious injury and accidents can also be caused by poorly trained co-workers. Farmers have a duty of care to protect their employees. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure you have the necessary safety apparatus for the job at hand and that you have been trained to handle machinery and equipment.
As an employer, farmers must have insurance to cover the cost of any potential compensation claims and legal fees which may arise from an employee bringing a claim against their employer for personal injury.
Therefore, when making a claim, you will be claiming against the insurer. Usually, the insurance company will deal with the claim on behalf of your employer, so your employer will not be conducting the claim themselves. If you are successful, your damages or compensation will be paid by the insurance company and not your employer.
As specialist catastrophic and serious injury solicitors, we have the expertise you would expect in recovering compensation where someone else is at fault. What sets us apart, however, is all the extra stuff that we do that you would not expect from a firm of solicitors and why we do it.
As well as legal advice, we focus on providing the financial, physical and emotional support you and your family need. We do this right from the very start when it feels like your world has been turned upside down and the priority is pulling together to get your life back on track. We then work closely with you throughout your case, ensuring you achieve your best outcome and can go on to lead a fulfilled life.
Why do we do this? The answer is simple. We all share a common purpose: to help those affected by injury – together. The together part is really important to us. We know that by working collaboratively as a team with you and your family, we can achieve so much more.
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