The Agriculture sector has a disproportionately high rate of accidents involving serious injury. According to the HSE overturning vehicles or being struck by moving vehicles are the most frequently occurring factor in the most serious cases.
If you have suffered an injury whilst working in agriculture or forestry within the last 3 years you may be entitled to claim damages. Carrs Solicitors specialise in work accident claims and our expertise can help you get the compensation you deserve.
It is important to make a note of any factors which you think may have contributed to the accident, as well as to take details of any witnesses. Where possible photographs should be taken.
Employers, or the Responsible Person, should report any serious incidents, diseases or dangerous occurrences as well as any accident that keeps you off work for more than three days. If unsafe working practices or unsafe equipment or facilities result in injury or illness to the worker - the employer/employer's liability insurer will be held responsible.
A common feature in farming accident or illness claims is that the injured worker is often self-employed or dependent upon their employer for accommodation. Often the injury takes place in situations which are unlikely to recur and the root cause is often closely related to the employer's approach to risk assessment and training. At Carrs Solicitors we appreciate the importance of close working relationships in these cases and strive to preserve good relations with the employer seeking a constructive resolution of each client's agricultural accident claim while upholding their right to be compensated in full for the consequences of unsafe working conditions.
We provide free initial advice so that you can make an informed decision as to the best way to seek redress.
At Carrs Solicitors, you will always have a senior solicitor who will personally handle every aspect of your personal injury claim and who will always be available to answer your questions. We are ready to listen and to offer free impartial advice in strict confidence.
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