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Farm accident claims: 

There is no denying that farms are dangerous places, with heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals, dangerous terrain, and unpredictable livestock being part of a standard day on the job for farmworkers and employees. Because of the number of hazards and risks involved in farm jobs, accidents at work often occur in farming and agriculture. 
 
When these farming accidents happen, they can often result in serious injury to the workers involved. No matter your injuries, if you have been involved in a farming accident at work that was not your fault, then MG Legal’s accident at work solicitors are here to help with your farm accident claims. 

How much is my farm accident claim worth? 

Every personal injury claim is unique. The amount of financial compensation that you could be entitled to will vary based off of a number of things, including what your injuries are and how severe they are. 
 
Your farm accident compensation claim will be made up of a number of different things, which can be seen explained in full here. In terms of the injuries alone, not taking into acocunt the special damages which often make up the majority of a claim, our team of farm accidents claims solicitors have put together the following table using the Judicial College’s guidelines. 
Injury description: 
Estimated compensation amount: 
Partial hearing loss or tinnitus- moderate tinnitus 
£13,970 to £27,890 
Partial hearing loss or tinnitus- mild tinnitus 
£11,820 to £13,970 
Partial hearing loss or tinnitus- slight or occasional tinnitus 
£6,910 to £11,820 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within one to two years 
£4,080 to £7,410 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place between three months and a year 
£2,300 to £4,080 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within three months 
Up to £2,300 
Arm fracture- where there is a serious fracture of one or both forearms and significant disability as a result 
£36,770 to £56,180 
Arm fracture- a simple fracture of the forearm 
£6,190 to £18,020 
Elbow fracture- a simple fracture to the elbow 
Up to £11,820 
Leg fracture- simple fractures to a femur with no damage to the articular surfaces 
£8,550 to £13,210 
Ankle fracture- a simple and undisplaced fractured ankle, varying on the likelihood of a full recovery 
Up to £12,900 
Foot fracture- simple metatarsal fractures 
Up to £12,900 
Toe fracture- a simple fractured toe 
Up to £9,010 
Very severe scarring- in younger claimants where the cosmetic effect is very disfiguring and the psycholigical reaction severe 
£27,940 to £91,350 
Less severe scarring- where the disfigurement is still substantial and there is a significant psychological reaction  
£16,860 to £45,440 
Significant scarring- where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery leaving some cosmetic disability 
£8,550 to £28,240 
Less significant scarring- all but one scar easily hidden or camouflaged  
£3,710 to £12,900 
Trivial scarring- where the effect is minor  
£1,600 to £3,310 

The dangers of gases in slurry pit farm accidents: 

With slurry pit accidents being a regular occurrence on farms up and down the country, the HSE offers specific guidance and advice on managing slurry pits and ensuring safety. They outlined that slurry pit accidents include people, not just farmers, being overcome by toxic gases, drowning as a result of a fall into slurry or liquid stores, or being injured from the collapse of structures containing slurry. 
 
In line with these risks associated with slurry pits, the HSE offers the following advice in relation to slurry pit and the associated gas exposure. You should ensure that: 
 
Everyone on the farm knows what you are doing and understands the dangers. Take action to inform and protect those at risk, eg other workers, family members (including children), contractors or delivery drivers. Suitable warning signs can help and should be used do not stand over mixing points, reception pits or other areas where gas may be emitted such as slats, even if they are outdoors 
 
Cover mixing points and reception pits in case someone is overcome and falls in 
 
Avoid creating naked flames, for example during welding, or by lighting a cigarette, as some slurry gases are flammable and may ignite causing a fire or explosion, and warn employees of these risks 
 
Never enter a slurry tank or slurry storage system unless you are equipped, trained and competent to use air-fed respiratory protective equipment (RPE), specifically breathing apparatus. Those using breathing apparatus should have a high level of specialised training, and everyone should be aware of the importance of PPE 
 
Anyone who has to enter any part of a slurry storage system, such as a tank, pit or chamber, should wear a harness and lifeline. There should be a well -planned and rehearsed emergency procedure to enable rescue of anyone unable to vacate the area unaided 
 
If you have been injured or suffered in any way when working with a slurry pit on a farm, and do not feel that the proper safety measures have been taken by your employer in order to protect you from injury or illness, then our farm accident solicitors are here to help you make a no win no fee farm accident at work claim for compensation. 
 
The advice from the HSE, is that if your employer cannot ensure a high level of training, supervision of workers, and a robust emergency plan for the slurry pits on the farm, they should leave this work to specialist contractors. 

What are farm accident claims? 

A farm accident claim is a legal claim for personal injury compensation that can be made after an accident and injury on a farm. If you have been injured in any way while on a farm, whether as a visitor or an employee, and it was not your fault, then you could be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries by making a farm accident claim, with our no win no fee solicitors. It is no secret that farms can be dangerous places, due to the number of dangerous machinery, chemicals, equipment, livestock, heavy objects; the list goes on and on. 
 
Some of the most common farm accidents leading to farm accident claims can include: 
 
Being struck or run over by a moving vehicle 
 
People being injured or even killed by an animal 
 
Falling from height 
 
Being injured due to faulty or defective machinery 
 
 
If you have been injured on a farm, in one of these ways or any other way, then get in touch with our no win no fee personal injury solicitors today to start a farm accident claim for compensation. 
 

Am I eligible to make a farm accident claim? 

If you have been injured in any way in a farming accident at work that was not your fault, in the last three years, you could be eligible to make a farm accident claim with a specialist accident at work solicitor. 
 
Within this farm accident claim, it will be up to your solicitor to prove that your employee acted negligently in allowing the accident to happen, and that the farm accident that occurred directly led to your injuries. If this can be proven by an accident at work solicitor for your claim, using all available legal and medical evidence, then we will accept your NO WIN NO FEE farm accident claim. For more tailored advice as to whether your specific injury is eligible for a farm accident claim, contact our specialist farm accident solicitors here. 

How to make a farm accident claim? 

If you are looking to make a farm accident claim for injuries sustained in a farming accident, then your first step is to get in touch with a specialist farm accident personal injury solicitor. 
 
MG Legal’s team of farm accident solicitors are experts in all aspects of accident at work claims, including farm accident claims. Whether you have been injured by a falling object, or in a tractor accident, then our team are here to help. 
 
Our farm accident solicitors accept all of our farm accident claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, meaning you are at no financial risk as our client. Get in touch today, here, for a no-obligation discussion of your farm accident claim

Claiming compensation for injuries as a member of the public on a farm: 

While many people assume that farmers have only a legal duty of care to their own employees, this is not the case. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 etc, employers and business owners have a legal responsibility to keep anybody who enters onto farm premises safe from injury, and take all available steps to protect them, and minimise the risk of accident and injury. 
 
This is the case whether you are walking along a public footpath through a farm, visiting a farm shop, or anything else on a farm premises. Some examples of common farm accident claims that our no win no fee solicitors see commonly for clients injured as a visitor on a farm, include: 
 
Visitors slipping in an area where cleaning or a spillage has occurred but no hazard signs are used to draw attention to it 
 
Visitors being hit by a farm vehicle that was not being driven at an appropriate speed on the farm 
 
If you cut yourself on damaged furniture, playground equipment or gates and fences 
 
People being attacked by an animal or livestock because it entered a public area 
 
If you have been injured in one of the above ways while on a farm as a visitor, or in any other way, our farm accident solicitors are here to help on a no win no fee basis. Get in touch today to discuss your potential farm accident claim, and speak to a solicitor on a free no obligation basis. 

Working in a confined space on a farm: 

Working in a confined space when on a farm comes with an associated risk of accident and injury, which must be managed by employers. The management of confined spaces such as silos and slurry pits on a farm, is subject to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 health and safety legislation. Deaths in confined spaces on farms have included employees, members of the public, and even children.  
 
Because of the severity of these risks when working in confined spaces on farms, the HSE advises that you should aim to work outside a confined space and design it so that there is no need for anyone to enter, where possible. However, if this is not an option, they advise that everyone working in the danger area is thoroughly familiar with, and follows, your safe system of work and emergency procedures. 
 
This includes proper management of all risks to the best of your ability, such as: 
 
 
 
Creating a safe working environment including adequate entrances and exits 
 
Make an emergency plan and inform employees what to do in case of an emergency 
 
If you have been injured in a farm accident when working in a confined space on a farm, then you could be entitled to make a no win no fee farm accident claim with our specialist solicitors. Simply contact our team online here, and speak to a no win no fee solicitor on a free no-obligation basis within one working hour. 

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Our team put your first, and work with care to achieve your financial compensation. Call us today on a free, no-obligation basis at: 01772 783314 
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What can you claim for in farm accident claims? 

When your farm accident claim is broken down into special and general damages, there are a number of different factors that are relevant for each amount. 
 
Special damages in farm accident compensation claims can include: 
Lost earnings because of the farm accident injury 
 
Potential lost earnings due to a farm accident injury 
 
Medical costs for your injury 
 
Travel costs for treatment and appointments related to your injury after a farm accident 
 
General damages can compensate you for the pain and suffering associated with your injuries, and as shown above, can vary hugely depending on the specific injuries that you have sustained. 

Farm machinery accident at work claims: 

Have you been injured in an accident using farm machinery or farm equipment? From tractors, to balers, to plows, and seed drills, there are a huge variety of large machinery and equipment that are used on a farm every day. However, as with the use of all machinery and specialised equipment, there is a degree of risk involved, and a very high chance of serious injuries occurring if something does go wrong. 
 
In many workplaces, the risk of machinery accidents and equipment accidents pose the highest risk to employees, and so it is essential that employees are comfortable with using the farm machinery and know how to act when something goes wrong. Some of the common reasons for farm accident claims include: 
Inadequate training- with many types of farm machinery and farm equipment, employees are required to carry out further training before being able to safely handle the machinery. However, with the fast-paced and busy nature of farms, and the size of farms, this does not always happen, and employees are often left to their own devices with machinery that they are not adequately trained to use. 
 
No risk assessment- as well as necessary training, farm owners and employers must carry out risk assessments before allowing the use of farm machinery and farm equipment, to ensure that the risk of accident and injury is minimised for farm workers. 
 
Improper maintenance of machinery- as with all machines, farm machinery and farm equipment can break, and can stop working properly, causing risk of accident or injury. If you have been injured while using farm machinery, and the farm owner or employer did not properly maintain the machinery, you could be eligible to make a farm accident claim

How long do I have to make a farm accident claims? 

If you have been injured in a farm accident, and are looking to make a farm accident compensation claim, then you have 3 years from the date of the accident, or the date at which you became aware of your injuries, within which to pursue your claim. This is subject to the 1980 Limitation Act. 
This three year period may seem like a long time, but accident at work injury claims can be a long and challenging process, even for a specialist accident at work solicitor. At MG Legal, your designated injury solicitor will handle the claim for you, and keep the entire process stress-free for you as our client. However, it is always best that we are able to get the ball rolling on your claim as soon as possible after the accident occurs, in order to allow us to gather all reveal evidence and reports to make the claim as strong as possible. 

Slip, trip and fall farm accident claims: 

With the different terrains, uneven surfaces, and wet surfaces often found on farms, slip, trip, and fall farm accident claims are very common. When there are potholes on a farm, uncovered manholes on a farm, spillages on a farm, or uneven surfaces on a farm, it is the duty of the farm owner or farm manager to make employees aware of the risk, whether through signage or cordoning the area off, and to deal with the hazard in due time. 
 
If this does not happen, and hazards causing a risk of a slip, trip, or fall are left, then you could be able to make a farm accident compensation claim for your injuries. Whether it’s a broken arm from a fall on a farm, or a dislocated ankle from a slip on a farm, get in touch with MG Legal’s farm accident solicitors today about your potential farm accident claim. 

Can I make a farm accident claim if I am a self-employed farm worker? 

When it comes to working on a farm, many of the workers and employees are hired on a self-employed or short-term basis. Because of this, our farm accident solicitors often speak to clients who have been injured in a farm accident, and are unsure as to whether they can make a farm accident claim as a self-employed farm worker. If you are working on a self-employed or contracted basis as a farm worker and have been injured in a farm accident, then you are still eligible to make a farm accident claim for your injuries. 
 
If the business that you are working for or has contracted you to work have failed to take the proper measures to keep you safe, and you have suffered a personal injury because of this, then you are eligible to make a no win no fee farm accident claim for financial compensation with our specialist solicitors. To learn more, simply contact our no win no fee farm accident solicitors online here for a free, no-obligation consultation within one working hour. 
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Our team go above and beyond to achieve the maximum financial comepnsation for our clients. 

Farm chemical exposure claims: 

Farms notoriously use a large number of chemicals, with the use of the likes of pesticides and other chemical products. However, if workers are exposed to these dangerous chemicals, and are at risk of breathing them in or coming into contact with them in any way, then they should be provided with adequate PPE, in the form of masks, eye protection, or gloves. 
 
Exposure to contaminating chemicals can lead to a multitude of skin conditions, such as contact dermatitis, and exposure to asbestos on a farm can lead to more serious asbestos poisoning to workers. If you have been exposed to any chemicals, in any way, and do not believe that you were provided with the necessary PPE from your employer, contact MG Legal to make a PPE farm accident claim for personal injury. 

Farm accidents claims involving animals and livestock: 

When you are working with large animals, or animals in large numbers, there is always a degree of risk involved. According to the Health and Safety Authority, a large number of farm accidents involve animals and livestock. They highlight that many farm livestock accidents occur with cows and their calves, and happen often during loading and unloading animals to be transported. 
As with all risks in the workplace, it is up to your employer to adequately minimise the risks of accident and injury as much as possible, and to take any necessary actions to do so. This may include the use of handling facilities, calving gates, or further training for employees. 
 
If you have been injured in a livestock farm accident, and it was caused by the negligence of your employers then you could make a farm accident claim with our accident at work solicitors. Simply contact our team, here, for a free, no-obligation chat with a farm accident solicitor. 

Slurry pit accident compensation claims: 

In recent months, our farm accident solicitors reported on the tragic death of 2 brothers who had died in a slurry pit accident where they became trapped in the pit and sadly lost their lives. Read more on this here. It is no secret that farming and working around slurry pits are a dangerous job, with the Health and Safety Executive revealing that around 13,000 farming workers were injured in 2019. 
 
Some of the more serious, and even fatal, farm accident claims that our solicitors see are those related to slurry post or grain silos. Over 5% of all farming fatalities are caused by these slurry pit accidents. Naturally, with the physical nature of farming and agricultural work, some unavoidable accidents can happen leading to workers becoming injured. However, if you have been injured in a farming accident, and your employer has not taken proper care to prevent this accident, then you could be eligible to make a no win no fee farm accident claim for financial compensation. 
 
Slurry pits are commonly used on large livestock farms to store the animal waste before it can be used as fertiliser on the farm. However, the pits come with very real health risks due to the chemicals that they release. These gases include methane, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide, all of which can be dangerous to humans if exposed. The gases can lead to a number of health concerns, including headaches and dizziness, as well as fainting and death after prolonged exposure. In order to prevent accidents in slurry pits, your employer should ensure the following steps are followed: 
 
Ensure proper ventilation in manure pits at all times 
 
Anybody going into a manure pit should be attached with a belt or harness 
 
If the slurry pit needs to be entered, appoint someone to stay nearby on standby with equipment to lift workers out if they get into trouble 
 
Risk assessments are essential, and every precaution should be taken to avoid injury to farm workers 
 
If you have been injured in a slurry pit, or have lost a loved one to a slurry pit accident, then our no win no fee farm accident solicitors are here to help you get the justices and compensation that you deserve in a farm accident claim. Contact us online here to speak to a farm accident solicitor on a free no-obligation basis within one working hour. 

Farmer’s lung accident claim: 

Medically known as hypersensitivity alveolitis, or allergic alveolitis, framer’s lung can happen to farm workers who breathe in the dust from mouldy crops or mouldy hay. Over time, this can lead to a number of symptoms including coughing, chest pains, and shortness of breath. 
 
It is up to farm employers to reduce the risk of this to workers, by ensuring that crops are properly dried out, that proper ventilation is in place, and that a dust mask is provided for employees working in close proximity to the crops. If these actions were not taken by your employers, and you have developed farmer’s lung, then you could be eligible to make a farm accident claim with MG Legal’s specialist solicitors. Contact us here for more information. 

Making fatal farm accident claims: 

Due to the high degree of risks involved in farming and agricultural work, our farming accident solicitors do sometimes see accidents in which an employee has tragically died. This is never okay, and is usually the result of negligence and undue care on the part of their employer. 
 
Our fatal accident claims solicitors are well experienced in pursuing successful compensation claims for the families and loved ones of people killed in accidents at work. MG Legal act with care and compassion with all of our clients, and we know that it is an emotionally challenging time after losing a loved one in a fatal accident.  
 
If you would like to learn more about how our team can help in your potential fatal farm accident claim, simply contact us here for a free, no-obligation chat with an expert farm accident solicitor. 

Farmer impaled in a serious farm accident involving a forklift truck: 

In October of 2020, a farmer in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire was only millimetres away from a tragic death after he became impaled on a piece of metal attached to his forklift truck in a serious farm accident. The farmer was using the forklift truck on his farm to transport straw bales on the farm when the farm accident occurred with the forklift truck. 
 
The accident occurred while he was removing some of the straps from the trailer, stood between it and the forklift, when the forklift truck rolled forwards and the farmer became impaled on one of the tines. The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) quickly came to the scene, and began providing pre-hospital medical care, before he went to hospital for serious surgery to remove the object. In the serious farm accident involving a forklift truck, the truck impaled him through from his lower back to his abdomen, posing a major risk to a number of his internal organs and blood vessels. Once at the hospital, surgeons had to work through the night on a complex operation that lasted almost 7 hours. 
 
Since these injuries, the farmer has made a full recovery just a year later, and is more aware of the importance of safe working practices on his farm, and how serious farm accidents can be, especially when involving large machinery such as forklift trucks, even when the farm accident is caused by a split second mistake. This farm accident is a stark reminder to farmworkers up and down the country of how dangerous forklift trucks can be, even to those who are well experienced with using them and used to using them day in day out on the farm. 

Will I lose my job if I make a farm accident claim? 

In the UK, there are laws in place to prevent employers from dismissing workers for making a personal injury claim. So, if you have been injured at work on a farm, and are skeptical about making a farm accident claim because of job security and worries over losing your job or being dismissed for making a personal injury claim, you don’t need to worry. 
 
Here at MG Legal, our accident at work solicitors understand that it might be difficult to think about making a farm accident claim against a long-term employer, or even a friend that you might have worked for on the farm. Still, what is most important to keep in mind is that you are not claiming financial compensation off the farm owner directly, or even out of the farm itself. The financial compensation won in your farm accident claim will be paid for by the employers’ liability insurance that your boss or employer must legally have in place. 
 
To learn more about your rights when it comes to making a farm accident claim, or whether you have strong farm accident claim, simply contact our no win no fee accident at work solicitors online here for a free, no-obligation chat, with a solicitor within one working hour. 
 

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What are the common reasons for farming accident claims? 

A farm accident claim is a personal injury claim for injuries sustained in a farm accident. Farms can be dangerous places to work, with everything from animals and livestock to large machinery, causing harm or injury to farm workers. 
 
Some of the most common kinds of farm accidents that occur and lead to farm accident claims include: 
 
Falling hay bales and or large objects 
 
Falls from large heights such as falls from scaffolding or large machinery 
 
Defective farm equipment and machinery 
 
Accidents involving tractors and forklift trucks 
 
Accidents involving animals and livestock 
 
Grain silos and slurry pits accidents 

Making NO WIN NO FEE farm accident claim with MG Legal: 

At MG Legal, our farm accident solicitors take a genuine interest in each and every one of our personal injury cases. Our team is well versed in all of the relevant legislation, including the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 and the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 for employees. We also have extensive experience of dealing with all types of farm accident claims, and settling claims successfully at all stages of the process.  
 
We believe that our confidence in our own ability is demonstrated by the fact that every personal injury claim we accept is on a no win no fee agreement, which allows you to make farm accident claim at no financial risk. 
 
Simply get in touch with our team online, here, or by email at enquiries@mglegal.co.uk , for a no-obligation discussion of your potential farm accident claim

Common types of farms injury claims: 

As there are such a wide variety of accidents that can occur in a farming environment, and common farm accidents, there are a huge number of different injuries that can occur as a result. Some of the most common injuries that our specialist farm accident claims solicitors have settled for our injured farm worker clients, include: 
 
Skin conditions- such as burns or dermatitis as a result of the use of chemicals used for cleaning milking equipment, such as Sodium hypochlorite, Ultra Acid, CircoFlush and Cattle Footbath concentrate.  
 
‘Farmers lung’- medically known as allergic alveolitis, a common injury sustained by farmers as a result of breathing in the dust from mouldy crops 
 
Broken bones and fractures- as a result of falling from high hay bales or scaffolding 
 
Head injuries- as a result of falling objects, or farm workers being run into by heavy farm machinery.  
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