Farms are one of the most common sites for workplace accidents. Every year, around 13,000 people are injured while working on a farm.
Using machinery is an unavoidable part of farming – but the equipment can be deadly. For that reason, it’s essential that only people who are trained and experienced operate farm machinery.
There are many different types of farming accidents, from illnesses caused by exposure to chemicals to injuries sustained while operating equipment.
Common types of farming accidents include:
Whilst most of farming injuries wont have a long-term impact on your health, injuries from farming accidents can be painful.
If you’ve been injured whilst working on a farm, you should be treated by a medical professional.
You might need to take time off work to recover from your accident. If you have been seriously injured, you may not be able to go back to work at all. Financial worries from loss of earnings can add to the stress and trauma of the accident, making it harder for you to recover.
In these circumstance, seeking compensation for your farming accident could help.
If you were injured in the last three years and the accident wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. PHC Law can claim for a farming injury on your behalf.
All employers, including farms, are required by law to take out specialist insurance for incidents just like this. When you make a farming accident compensation claim, it should be covered by your employer’s liability insurance. You won’t be taking money from an individual.
If you had a farming accident in the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
To start your claim, contact the PHC Law team here or call us free on 0800 612 7 612.
A member of our team will have a confidential chat with you to take details of your accident and see if you could be eligible for compensation. They will explain how the claims process works and could even give you an estimate for the amount of compensation you might receive.
Our consultation is free; we won’t ask for any payment and there’s absolutely no obligation to proceed with a claim, even after speaking to us. We’ll simply give you the information you need to make an informed decision.