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Farm Accident Claims | No Win, No Fee

If you have been injured due to a farming accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

The farming and agriculture industry is one of the most dangerous in the UK when it comes to accidents at work. Due to the machinery and dangerous tasks that need to be undertaken on farms and in agricultural settings, accidents often result in serious, life-changing injuries. These injuries can have a huge impact on your life, often resulting in you being off work for a long period of time.

Claiming compensation after a farm accident is not just about being compensated for the pain and suffering you have experienced because of your injuries but also to help alleviate financial stresses you might be experiencing as a result of being unable to work, as well as to pay for specialist treatment and rehabilitation to make sure you achieve your best outcome.

Making a claim can also highlight any dangers in a workplace and prevent other workers from being injured in the same way.

What farm accidents can I claim compensation for?

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. Many types of farm accidents can cause injury to workers in the agriculture industry, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Accidents involving farm machinery, such as tractors, combine harvesters or forklift trucks.
  • Accidents with animals and dangerous livestock.
  • Injury caused by falling from a height on a farm or by falling objects on agricultural sites.
  • Farm vehicle accidents, e.g., collisions.
  • Accidents involving heavy farm equipment, such as slurry storage units and silos.
  • Fatal farm accidents.
  • Injury caused by hazardous substances.
  • Accidents caused by a lack of safety equipment or by inadequate training.
  • Serious head injuries.
  • Serious spinal injury caused by farm accidents.
  • Slips and trips on farms and farmland.

It is not only employees who may sustain injury and are entitled to make a claim. Visitors to a farm who sustain injuries 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.

How much is my farm accident claim worth?

Serious injury claims are valued on lots of different things. This includes the amount for the injury itself and the pain and suffering you have experienced, any loss of earnings and to pay for specialist treatment, care and rehabilitation, and funding aids, adaptation and modifications to help with your recovery, mobility and independence.

Our specialist farm accident solicitors have vast experience in helping people to claim compensation after serious life-changing injuries, including:

What can a farm accident compensation claim help fund?

There are lots of different things that a farm accident compensation claim can fund, above and beyond compensating you for the injury itself. Here are just some of the things that you can claim for after a farm accident:

  • Any loss of earnings due to you being unable to work or unable to return to your previous job.
  • Help to pay off any debts you may have accrued since your injury as a result of paying for specialist treatment, or because of a loss of earnings.
  • Travel costs, such as taxis, fuel and parking to attend hospital or therapy appointments.
  • Treatment, support and rehabilitation to assist with your recovery.
  • Counselling input to help to address any psychological symptoms you may have experienced as a result of your injuries.
  • Private surgery costs or to fund ongoing treatment.
  • To make adaptations and alterations to your home to improve your mobility or pay for a more appropriate home.
  • Purchase and maintain any mobility aids you may need now or in the future.
  • Vocational support to help you return to work or enjoy your previous hobbies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still make a compensation claim even if I’m self-employed? plus symbol minus symbol

If you are self-employed and you become injured in a farming accident, you may still be able to claim compensation. If you are contracted by one particular company on a long-term basis, they may be responsible for keeping you safe whilst at work.

If another company manages the farm where you have been contracted to work, and that company fails to implement the correct safety procedures and training, you may be able to claim compensation. Whether you can claim will be on a case-by-case basis, so it’s best to speak to a specialist solicitor who will be able to advise you.

I was injured using farm/agricultural machinery. Can I make a compensation claim? plus symbol minus symbol

Your employer should do all they can to keep you safe at work, and this includes ensuring any farming equipment or machinery you are using for your job is safe too. This includes ensuring that any farm machinery and equipment is maintained correctly and is in good condition, including regularly inspecting all machinery to ensure it’s in good working order and quickly repairing any machinery that isn’t working correctly. They should also provide you with proper training for the machinery being used and provide any safety equipment and guards.

How long do I have to make a farm accident compensation claim? plus symbol minus symbol

If you’ve been injured in an accident whilst working on a farm, you have three years from the date of the accident to bring a claim. There are some circumstances where this can be extended (such as if someone is under 18 years old, or they lose capacity to make decisions themselves), but you should always speak to an expert as soon as possible after an accident.

Will I lose my job if I try and claim compensation from my employer? plus symbol minus symbol

No, your employer cannot sack you for making a claim for compensation. By law, any farmers must have insurance that will cover them should one of their workers become injured and make a claim. It is this insurance policy that will pay out any compensation, rather than your employer themselves.

Can I make a no win no fee claim? plus symbol minus symbol

Yes, all our claims are taken on a no win no fee, meaning you don’t need to worry about the financial costs of claiming compensation. Speak to one of our specialist solicitors who will be able to explain how no win no fee claims work and answer any questions you may have.

How do I make a claim?

You can speak to our expert solicitors about your accident, and they will be able to provide you with free, confidential advice about whether you might be able to make a claim. This advice is provided with no obligation, so you do not have to proceed with a claim if you change your mind.

There are many hazardous conditions on a farm that could lead to serious injury, as well as accidents 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 for personal injury. Therefore, you will be claiming against the insurer when making a claim. 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 compensation will be paid by the insurance company and not your employer.

Why choose CFG Law?

 As well as the expertise you would expect when recovering compensation after a serious injury, we also provide all round support for you and your family and help you to achieve your best outcomes.

We have an excellent track record of taking over and settling claims that other solicitors have rejected or turned down, or where clients have been unhappy with the way their claim is continuing. We can guide you through the process of your claim, ensuring you are kept updated and fully informed throughout. As an independent firm of solicitors with over 30 years’ experience, you can be assured that we only act in your best interests.

We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and physical support for the whole family.

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  • Work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal sector, ensuring we have the time to dedicate to working collaboratively with you and your family.
  • Proactive and intensive working, resulting in full compensation with no unnecessary delay.

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  • Emergency fund to help plug any gaps in your treatment and support straight away.
  • Help with benefits applications and support with appeal processes.
  • Signposting to charities and other emergency funding.
  • Funding for specialist equipment to improve mobility and independence.
  • No win no fee.

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  • Client Support Managers with expert clinical experience involved as part of your team from the start.
  • Provide well-informed guidance about treatment and support, liaise with the treating team about discharge options and arrange and facilitate care packages and source aids and equipment.

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  • We listen carefully to you and your family to identify any possible underlying psychological barriers and emotional needs and ensure they are addressed as part of your support plan.

Serious injury claims

The nature of serious and catastrophic injuries is such that in order to help, specialist expertise is essential. With over 30 years’ experience, we have successfully settled many cases that include:

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Court of Protection

Our specialist Court of Protection solicitors can help you to apply to the Court of Protection for deputyship, as well as act as a professional deputy, easing the stress and strain of managing a family member’s affairs should they lose capacity through injury or illness.

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Personal Injury Trusts

Our specialist solicitors can also advise you on setting up a Personal Injury Trust to protect any means-tested benefits you may be eligible to. Creating a Personal Injury Trust can be necessary in some cases because any compensation you receive which is not held in a Trust will be added to any other capital you have and may affect your eligibility to means-tested benefits.

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