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Farm Labourer Injury Claims

With a fatal injury rate of 7.61 workers per 100,000, working in agriculture a dangerous profession – with statistics showing that it’s six times more dangerous than a career in construction and has a fatality rate that is 18 times higher than the average industry.

A report released by The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) agricultural team has revealed that, in 2016/17, 30 people were killed in agriculture. Sustained injuries from vehicle-related accidents consistently lead to more deaths than any other means, and half of the people whose fatal injuries were caused by something collapsing were also taking part in work involving vehicles and/or machinery.

In addition to these already shocking figures, the HSE also reported a sudden and surprising increase in the number of farm fatalities in February 2017 with 10 deaths in the UK in that month alone, which prompted a call for increased vigilance in and around farmyards.

Farm negligence cases

Some of the farm work required will mean that participating workers and farmers will be carrying out jobs, on some level, in dangerous or hazardous conditions. This may be operating farm machinery and equipment or simply working with farm animals. Though some injuries sustained during farm work cannot be helped, in many cases investigations found that there had not been satisfactory risk assessment carried out, there was not a safe system of work set up or there were no measures to stop workers coming into contact with dangerous parts of machines.

Farm Work Injury and Negligence Compensation

Unfortunately, however careful you are when working on a farm, accidents can happen. Along with the physical and emotional effects of an injury at work, there can also be financial consequences. Time taken off work can impact your wages and, depending on the extent of your injuries, ongoing medical treatment can be expensive.

If you, or your loved one, has sustained an injury whilst working on a farm that wasn’t your fault, Hampson Hughes’ team of expert serious injury lawyers may be able to help. For free, confidential and no obligation advice about care home negligence claims, call us today on 0151 236 1222.

Sources:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/pdf/ag-fatal-1617.pdf

http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/shock-rise-farm-deaths-recorded-february.htm

 

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