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Claim up to £27,890 for your Farming Accident at Work claim with MG Legal. 
 
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MG Legal accept all Personal Injury Compensation claims on a "No Win, No Fee" basis and have a success rate of over 99% 
 
 

Farm accident compensation 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 claim for farming accident compensation. 

Am I eligible to make a farm accident compensation 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 claim for farm accident compensation with a specialist accident at work solicitor. 
 
Within this 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 claim. For more tailored advice as to whether your specific injury is eligible for a farm accident claim, contact our specialist accident at work solicitors here. 

How to make a farming accident compensation claim? 

If you are looking to make a farming 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 personal injury solicitors are experts in all aspects of accident at work claims, including farming accidents. Whether you have been injured by a falling object, or in a tractor accident, then our team are here to help. 
 
Our farm accident specialists accept all of our personal injury 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 claim. 

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 

What can you claim for after a farm accident? 

When your farm accident compensation 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. 

How long do I have to make a farming accident compensation claim? 

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. 

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 machinery 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 machinery accident at work claim. 

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 claim. 

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. 

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 compensation claim with MG Legal’s specialist solicitors. Contact us here for more information. 

Farm accidents 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 compensation claim with our accident at work solicitors. Simply contact our team, here, for a free, no-obligation chat with a solicitor. 

Making a fatal farm accident claim: 

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 solicitor. 

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 

Common types of farming injuries: 

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.  

Make a NO WIN NO FEE farm accident claim with MG Legal: 

At MG Legal, our farm accident at work 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 injury 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 compensation 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 claim. 

 MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors have a success rate in excess of 99%, and settle many thousands of personal injury claims every year. Click below to learn more about our team, and why they are the right solicitors for you.  

 

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