There are a wide variety of accidents which can occur on a farm or within an agricultural setting. Farm accident claims are a common type of workplace compensation.
As with all other kinds of workplace accidents, the owner of a farm or your employer has a duty of care to protect its employees. This means they must provide the correct and relevant training, a safe working environment and allow employees to take required breaks.
Farm accident claims often involve someone who has suffered severe physical injuries. Unfortunately, serious injuries usually mean that the individual is unable to carry on working and cause a great deal of pain and suffering. It is highly like that there will financial and emotional losses associated with the injury.
Claimants are entitled to claim compensation for these losses as well as any expenses which they have incurred in relation to their injury. In almost all personal injury cases there is a 3-year window of opportunity for claims to be made. Because of this, it’s important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Have you suffered as a result of an agricultural or farming accident at work? Do you believe that the accident was a result of negligence? If the answer to both of these questions is ‘Yes’, get in touch with Jefferies today. Call our workplace injuries team on 0800 342 3206 to arrange an initial consultation or make an online enquiry.