Farm injury compensation claims
Farms are hazardous places, and farming can be a dangerous occupation. It is therefore no surprise that farm accidents are common. It is equally unsurprising that with our offices being located in rural areas we get to deal with a large number of farm injury compensation claims.
Types of farm accident
There are many different types of farm accidents. Some of the most common include:
- Accidents involving defective farm machinery.
- Overturned tractors.
- Falls from ladders and heights.
- Suffocation accidents.
- Accidents involving toxic chemicals.
- Injuries caused by cattle and other farm animals.
If you are employed on a farm and have an accident then you may be able to make a farm injury compensation claim against your employer for failing to take adequate steps to ensure your safety.
If you are not an employee you may still be entitled to make a claim if some other party, such as another contractor, was responsible for the accident occurring. You may also be able to pursue a ‘product liability’ claim if your injuries were caused by a defective product. This would include faulty or defective machinery, where the manufacturer or supplier can be held legally responsible for the consequences.
How we can help you
We have an excellent track record of dealing with farm and animal related personal injury claims and our team is led by an animal law expert, James McNally, who has become widely known as ‘the dog bite solicitor’. In addition to acting for those employed in the farming sector we have also successfully pursued compensation claims for veterinary surgeons who have been bitten or trampled by animals.
Because the farming industry is so highly specialised it is important to consult solicitors who understand farming and are experienced in farm accidents.
We offer a free case assessment service and are able to work on a No Win, No Fee basis.
So, to find out where you stand on claiming farm injury compensation contact our free legal helpline. Just call 0333 888 0404. Alternatively send brief details to us by email at [email protected].