Accidents are very common within the farming and agricultural industry. Regulatory bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive work hard to try and reduce the number of farming accidents and injuries but, despite the best efforts of employers, their employees and the authorities, accidents do still occur on UK farms.
Common agricultural accidents include:
Other accidents include:
According to the HSE, the majority of accidents in agriculture are caused by, but not limited to:
Figures from the HSE also suggest that there is a lack of health and safety training in the sector, with a quarter of agricultural employees stating they were never informed about health and safety requirements.
If you or a loved one have been injured while working on a farm or other agricultural site, YouClaim’s expert solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you are entitled to. Call us now on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in our call back form and one of us will call you back at a time you name as convenient.
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