Farming accidents are sadly not uncommon. The farming industry is one that has many risks to it. Which is why it is surprising that so many claim companies forget to help out farmers. We often hear about whiplash claims, slips and trips in supermarkets and office related injuries, but farming accidents often go without publicity.
At Priority Legal we deal with all kinds of injuries, including ones that happen to our UK farmers. Farming accidents require a certain kind of assistance. They require someone who understands and has expertise in the agriculture industry.
Types of farming accidents
Statistics highlight that farming and agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. Farmers put their lives at risk on a daily basis due to the machinery they use and working with livestock.
Types of injuries include:
- Machinery accidents, such as fork lift trucks, diggers, quad bikes, tractors and 4 x 4’s
- Falls from a great height
- Injuries caused by livestock
- Injuries caused my chemicals and hazardous materials
- Injuries caused by items falling from a height
- Injuries due to exposure to noise and tools
- Accidents caused by slurry stores and silos
If you are a farmer, it is important to know that there is someone on hand who can help. Someone who understands your industry, the type of work you are involved in, and how your accident happened.
Chances are, if you have had such an injury your life has been deeply affected, as well as the lives of your family. Farming injuries can put you out of work for a long time and make returning to work very difficult.
At Priority Legal we are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. Simply contact us today to find out how we can help you with your case. As a farmer who has been injured at work, you have a right to claim. Claiming compensation is about claiming costs to cover you if you are out of work, have to have medical treatment or ongoing treatment and if your life has been altered as a result of your injury.
If your a farmer and you have been injured at work it is not your fault. It is the duty of your employee to keep you safe. Changes to the way we work as a whole is required in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Mark Savage writes on various legal subjects for brands including Priority Legal