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Farms can be hazardous workplaces due to the use of heavy machinery and repeated exposure to chemicals and dust. If you’ve been injured on a farm due to employer negligence, Primus Solicitors’ specialist medical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
- Injuries from defective or poorly maintained machinery
- Chemical burns from spillages
- Slips, trips, or falls from barns or uneven surfaces.
- Farmer’s lung from inhaling mouldy dust from hay or crops
At Primus Solicitors, we understand that injuries from farming accidents can be life-changing. Our medical negligence law firm is dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve, and our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors in Manchester handle the majority of our personal injury cases on a no-win no fee basis.
To make a successful claim for compensation, we need to establish that your employer owed you a legal duty of care, which was breached due to their negligence, resulting in your injuries.
- Inadequate training on avoiding injury.
- Poor ventilation
- Lack of personal protective equipment
- Not just farm workers but guests and visitors on the farm are also eligible to make compensation claims if they are injured due to employer negligence.
It’s advisable to gather evidence such as CCTV footage, photographs of the accident scene and your injuries, and witness statements from colleagues. Employers are legally required to report accidents in the workplace, so providing us with a copy of this report is crucial.
It’s also essential to visit a medical professional to get a diagnosis of your injuries. This report will support your compensation claim and help you get the compensation you deserve sooner.
Compensation for farm accident claims is usually divided into general and special damages. General damages compensate you for pain and suffering, while special damages cover financial losses such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, and travel expenses.
You have three years to make a compensation claim for an accident on a farm, but it’s best to start the process as soon as possible. If your claim is based on an illness such as farmer’s lung or cancer, you have three years from the date of knowledge to make a claim. The timeframe for making a claim depends on the individual circumstances of each case and whether the employer admits responsibility. If the employer does not admit fault, the negotiation process can be lengthy, and the case may go to court.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your Farmers accident/negligence compensation claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.