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Farm Accident Claims
Farming is considered to be one of the most dangerous sectors of industry for employees to work in. Animals, poorly maintained machinery, manual labour, and agricultural vehicles all present a scenario for a farming accident or injury to occur.
If you have been injured on a farm or field through no fault of your own, then rest assured that Smith Jones Solicitors can be relied on to assist you in aftercare, rehabilitation and making a compensation claim.
We have first-hand experience and a deep understanding of the law when it comes to dealing with farm accidents claims. The following scenarios are the most common:
- Work-Related Farming Injuries
- Public Visiting a Farm
- Faulty Farming Equipment
The injuries arising from the above farming accidents (or any for that matter), could result in life-changing injuries which severely restricts your day to day life, hobbies and even work – all of which are often financially detrimental to both yourself and your family. If you think you have a farm accident compensation claim and would like to discuss the merits further, feel free to contact us on 0800 195 95 90 or request a callback and we will let you know how likely your farming accident claim is to be successful and what the next steps should be.
Common Farming Injuries
Working on a farm can be both considerably dangerous and extremely difficult. Most of the jobs are normally of a physical nature and can often lead to injuries. Some farm accidents can include livestock, for example, an animal kicking or biting you. In some extreme cases, a farm worker may have been trampled on by cows, sheep or any other livestock. Different scenarios may include hurting your back while heavy lifting or being injured by a tractor (see work vehicle injury claims) or other farming equipment.
Our experts specialise in personal injury claims and are highly experienced in maximising client settlements to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries, so you can rest assured, we will fight your corner.
Whenever you visit a farm, the occupier of the farm has a legal responsibility to make sure that you are safe from harm. However, farming accidents do happen – and in cases where it can be found that the farm was negligent, then you may be able to claim compensation. Common farm injury incidents may include:
- Accidents with the farm’s vehicles such as tractors or quad bikes
- Falls incurred from high positions / poorly maintained walkways
- Attacks from a farm animal
- Injured by machinery or equipment
If you have been involved in a farm accident and have sustained an injury, our friendly, professional team of personal injury solicitors are here to help you claim compensation. Call us on 0800 195 95 90 or request a callback to get started.
Defective or Faulty Equipment
Farmers have a legal responsibility regarding farm machinery and equipment, and must ensure that their tools are marked with the letters “CE”. This is a mark that indicates that the purchased equipment has been designed and built within the stipulated range of minimum safety requirements as set by the European Union. Farmers should also receive a conformity certificate that further cements the equipment’s safety.
if you have been involved in an accident due to malfunctioning farm equipment, you may be entitled to make a farming accident claim for compensation from the farmer who has employed you. It is also important to note that they can also be found to be guilty of gross negligence should the equipment lack the earlier mentioned “CE” marks.
Likewise, the equipment manufacturers also have a responsibility in providing products that are of good quality. In the event you fall victim to a farm accident that is due to a manufacturing defect in the equipment that you are using, then the claim for compensation should be directed to the equipment’s manufacturer. If you have sustained injuries in this regard, our specialist team will assist you in seeking out the best compensation for the parties that are responsible.
Start Your Farm Accident Claim
Starting a compensation claim can be daunting. One of our main sources of pride is the relationships that we at Smith Jones forge with our clients. Almost all of our farm accident compensation claims are funded through a no win, no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim and you will only be liable for our legal costs should you be successful in your claim.¹³
With more than 30 years of experience representing clients, we understand that you may be apprehensive and will do our best to answer all of your questions to put your mind at ease. If you would like to contact us regarding making a Farming Accident Compensation Claim after being involved in a farm accident, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 195 9590. You can also submit any questions that you might have online using our contact form and we will call you back at a time to suit you.