HAD A FARM ACCIDENT?
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.
TYPES OF FARM ACCIDENTS
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:
- Injuries caused when operating tractors or other farm machinery
- Injuries caused by faulty equipment or machinery
- Trips, slips and falls on uneven surfaces or in dangerous farm buildings
- Accidental exposure to chemicals or pesticides
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Back or neck injuries from heavy lifting
- Injuries caused by livestock
An injury caused by inadequate training or inappropriate clothing for the task in hand
IF YOU’VE HAD A FARM ACCIDENT
Whilst most of farming injuries won’t 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. Porter Wood Law Solicitors can claim for a farming injury on your behalf.