Accidents in workplaces are extremely common and agriculture is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous sectors to work in. According to the Health and Safety Executive, there were more than 13,000 injuries to farm workers across the UK in 2017, including 33 fatalities.

There are numerous potential dangers which could lead to farming accidents. This includes:

  • Animals and livestock
  • Farm machinery
  • Vehicles such as tractors
  • Working from height from the likes of grain silos
  • Heavy objects such as hay bales

Given how frequent accidents in agricultural workplaces are, proper health and safety training and procedures are vital. Employers in farming have a duty to provide proper training to work with large animals and to use complicated equipment. If you have been let down, we can help you put it right.

If you have been involved in a farming accident that wasn’t your fault, you have the right to pursue a compensation claim against the responsible party. The implications for a farm worker involved in an accident can vary drastically from minor strains to, in the worst cases, life-altering or even fatal injuries. Compensation is important to provide you and your loved ones with financial security as you recuperate.