Farming accidents occur usually as a result of negligence. If you have suffered a personal injury while visiting a farm or working in an agricultural trade, you may be able to claim compensation through the accident lawyers at George Ide LLP.
Agriculture, farming and allied trades have some of the highest instances of serious workplace accidents in the UK. Sadly, many such accidents, and the personal injuries that workers suffer, go unreported as there are a large number of young, temporary and migrant workers involved in this sector.
However, farm accidents can result in some of the most catastrophic injuries, and all accidents which cause personal injury rendering a worker unable to work for more than three days must be recorded in an official accident book. Those accidents which cause a worker to require seven or more days away from work are reportable to the Health and Safety Executive under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995).
If you have suffered an accident at work which has caused personal injury you can call George Ide, the work accident claim specialists, to see if you would be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
You don’t necessarily have to be employed as a full-time worker to make a compensation claim for a farming accident. Casual and agency workers are also protected by health and safety laws.
If you have been injured as a result of negligence on the part of the farm owner or agricultural manager, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
If you are a member of the public and you were visiting a farm, or were injured by livestock or as a result of a farming process, you too may be able to claim against those with responsibility.
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a farm incident, why not call the personal injury solicitors at our dedicated personal injury offices in Chichester today.
Our personal injury solicitors pride themselves on being friendly, approachable and plain speaking, with professionalism and expertise which is second to none. We have experience in cases involving serious injuries and will visit clients at home or in hospital should they require it.
Call a member of the team today for more information about claiming compensation after farming accidents and to see if you would be eligible to make a claim.