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Farm Accident Claims
Farming is statistically the most dangerous industry to work in according to the Health and Safety Executive, accounting for 21 fatalities in 2019/20.
The most common causes of agricultural accidents include:
- Being struck by a moving vehicle.
- Falling from height.
- Being struck by an object.
- Being injured or even killed by an animal.
- Being injured due to faulty or malfunctioning machinery.
- Injuries caused by accidents involving grain silos and slurry pits.
If you have been injured in a farming accident within the last three years you might be eligible to make a claim. Our personal injury solicitors have over 25 years’ experience handling work accident claims.
Call us today on 0344 854 7000 or submit an online enquiry and we will call you back at a time that is suitable for you.
Who can make a claim?
You might be eligible to make a claim if you have been involved in a farm accident not only if you are an employee or a contractor, but also if you’re a member of the public who was injured whilst visiting the farm.
In order for your claim to be considered by the court you must start the claims process within three years from the date of the accident. There are however some exceptions to this time limit for children and for those who are mentally incapacitated.
- Claims can be made on behalf of a child at any time before they reach the age of 18. After the child turns 18 they have three years to start the claims process themselves.
- There is no time limit for making a claim on the behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to handle their own case.
You are also able to make a claim on the behalf of a loved one that has sadly passed away due to a farming accident. The claims process must be started within three years from the date of death. Making a claim can help you with:
- Financial support to compensate for their pain and suffering caused by the accident, the financial losses incurred as a result of their death and to help cover funeral costs.
How much will my farm accident claim be worth?
Compensation amounts vary depending on the individual circumstances of your case and the extent of your injuries. Your solicitor will calculate your claim based on the following evidence:
- Loss of earnings.
- Medical expenses incurred such as private rehabilitation and prescription charges.
- Travel costs to and from medical appointments.
- Care costs.
- Home and vehicle adaptations if needed.
- Mobility aids if needed.
To get an idea of the amount that you may receive to compensate for physical injuries use our free injury calculator below:
What evidence do I need to prove my employer was negligent?
In order to prove that your employer’s negligent actions led to your accident and injuries it must be possible for your solicitor to collect evidence to build a case against them. This includes:
- Being able to prove that a duty of care was breached.
- Being able to prove that the duty of care directly led to the accident and consequent injuries.
Evidence that can be used to help prove this can include:
- Witness reports from the scene of the accident.
- The report in the company accident book.
- Photos and video evidence from the scene of the accident.
- Medical records and the findings from an independent medical assessment.
- Reports from independent health and safety experts.
How much will it cost me to make a claim?
There are many different funding options available to you when making a personal injury claim. True Solicitors will handle your claim on a no win, no fee basis. Simply put it means that should your claim be unsuccessful, you will not be liable to pay the fees for your solicitor’s services. You will only pay legal fees if your claim is successful, which is typically a percentage of the compensation amount obtained.
Contact us today for a free, initial assessment of your claim. Submit your details below or call us on 0344 854 7000.