If you have been injured due to an agriculture accident, we can help you with your compensation claim.
Compensation Claims Following a Farm Accident
Farms can be very dangerous and often have bad safety records. There are many things that can cause an injury, such as heavy machinery, chemicals, animals and dust. This is especially true if safety measures are not correctly followed.
Your employer or contracting company is responsible for ensuring your safety while you are at work. If they fail to uphold their responsibilities to keep you safe and ensure that all safety regulations are followed. If these measures are not put in place, then you are at risk of sustaining an injury that can have life-changing consequences.
It is not just workers that are at risk of sustaining an injury on a farm. Guests, visitors and children are also at risk of having a farm accident.
If you or a loved one has experienced an agricultural accident that resulted in an injury that was not your fault within the last three years, we can more than likely help you.
Contact our trained legal advisors on our toll-free line to receive free advice with no obligation to file a claim with us. Each call is completely confidential. Our dedicated team of advisors will help you determine if you can file a farm accident claim.
What agricultural Accident Compensation Can Help Pay For
Your employer and the courts will take into account the impact and financial costs that the accident has costed your family. This information will help them calculate the amount of compensation that is owed to you.
The compensation package will help to cover the following expenses:
- Loss time at work
- All medical treatments caused by the accident
- Travel costs for treatments
- Any accommodations and care that is required
- Any other expenses that are a result of your injuries
Finally, you may be reimbursed for loss of social activities, loss of hobbies and pain and suffering that you experienced because of the injury.
If you are a farm worker and took time off due to an injury, you are also entitled to agricultural sick pay. This means you will be paid the minimum wage for agricultural work when you are off sick. Unfortunately, this is often less than what your normal wage is. This information will be taken into consideration when you file a claim.
Our team of professionals will look at each claim individually. This means that we will not be able to give you an exact compensation amount before we begin working on your claim. However, our free calculator can give you an estimate on how much your claim will be worth, based on farm accident claims that are similar to your case.
Even if you are self-employed, you may be entitled to file a claim. Many people do not realize that if they are self-employed that they are able to file a claim for an accident that occurs at work.
Most farm workers are contracted by larger businesses and are considered self-employed. If the company that contracted you has control over the working environment and did not take appropriate measure to ensure your safety, they will be held responsible for your accident. This means that you may be entitled to a compensation claim. Contact us today to find out if you are able to file a claim by contacting us on our toll-free line. You will get to confidentially speak with one of our advisors. This is a no pressure call that can give you advice on how to continue.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Farm Accident
There are numerous hazards on a farm that can result in an injury. Take a look at some of the hazards found on a farm.
- Dangerous machinery like forklifts and tractors
- Dangerous livestock
- Falls due to working in high locations
- Falling objects from warehouses or barns
- Dangerous substances and chemicals
- Grain silos or slurry pits that can result in accidental asphyxiation or drowning
- Noisy machinery that can damage hearing if the proper hearing protection is not worn
- Vibration from farm tools
If your injury is not caused by one of the examples listed above, don’t worry. If you experienced an injury that wasn’t your fault within the last three, there is a chance we can still help you. Contact us and let us help you determine if you have a farm accident claim.
Types of Farm Accident Injuries
Agricultural accidents can result in a large range of injuries with various amounts of severity. This can include sprains or strains due to a slip or fall or serious injuries that can result in life-changing issues. Exposure to asbestos on the farm can lead to long-term illnesses like asbestosis. Chemicals and other contaminants can cause painful conditions such as dermatitis.
No matter how serious or minor your injuries are, we believe you do not deserve the consequences of an injury, especially if your accident is the result of your employer’s negligent behavior. We are here to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Farmer’s lung is a medical condition also known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis, hypersensitivity alveolitis or allergic alveolitis. This condition occurs when the dust from mouldy crops or hay is inhaled. Over time, you can become allergic to this type of mould. The symptoms of farmer’s lung include chest pain, coughing, fever and shortness of breath.
There are several things your employer can do to reduce the risk of you developing farmer’s lung. This includes that crops are properly dried before placing them in storage, providing adequate ventilation and providing employees with a dust mask. If your employer has failed to do these things, you may be able to file a farm accident claim.
How to Begin a Claim
Begining a claim is simple with us. You must get in touch with our legal advisors by either calling our toll-free number or filling out our online form and asking to be called back. Remember, the call is completely free and totally confidential. We will stay with you each step of the way through the claim process. We will discuss our experience and whether we think you have a farm accident claim.
We will never be pushy; however, if you decide to go forward with your claim, our legal advisors will give your details to one of our solicitors. Typically, we will transfer your phone call to a solicitor on your call.
Our solicitor will then work on your behalf to help you get the maximum compensation for your agriculture accident. We work hard to keep the process stress-free and easy to understand. We will not use legal jargon that can be confusing. Instead, we will speak using language that you will understand.