Farming Accident Compensation Claims
If you have been injured on a farm, our solicitors have the knowledge and expertise required to help you claim the maximum possible compensation to which you are entitled. We will handle your case sensitively and efficiently, allowing you to focus on your recovery. We've worked on a broad range of farm accident cases, so no matter how you were injured, or how seriously, JMW's team can help you to claim compensation if the accident wasn't your fault.
How JMW Can Help You Make a Claim
Our friendly, experienced personal injury solicitors can work on cases involving any type of farm accident. The compensation we will secure on your behalf will cover medical costs, loss of earnings and any other expenses incurred as a result of your injury, so you can focus on your recovery instead of worrying about finances.
We will work tirelessly to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible at this stressful time in your life, giving you the peace of mind that we have your best interests at heart and the knowledge that lost earnings or medical expenses will be provided for.
The most common farm accidents we have dealt with include:
- Farm vehicle accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Livestock accidents
- Injuries caused by chemicals and hazardous materials
- Illness from prolonged work on a farm
- Falls from height
- Accidents in a slurry, put or silo
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Repeated exposure to excessive noise levels
- Frequently using vibrating power tools
How Much Can I Claim for a Farming Accident?
The amount of compensation you will receive following a farming accident will depend on the type of injury you have suffered and the extent of your injuries. It will also be influenced by the impact of the incident on your life, including any financial losses you've suffered as a result.
The figures below provide a rough guide of how much you might be able to claim for an injury on a farm, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of how much you could be able to claim, based on the specifics of your case, get in touch with the team today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.
|Cuts or abrasions causing scarring||£1,500 - £15,000|
|Breathing in harmful fumes||£4,240 - £10,040|
|Fractures between the elbow and wrist||£5,280 - £15,300|
|Vibration white finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome||£2,390 - £30,630|
|Shoulder injuries||Up to £6,290 - £38,280|
|Knee injuries||£13,000 - £76,690|
|Burns from hot surfaces or chemicals||£1,890 - £83,550 and above|
|Arm injuries||£15,300 - £104,370|
|Leg fractures that include the knee joint||£41,550 - £55,590|
|Deafness or tinnitus||£11,890 - £112,100|
|Damage to the eye(s) from a lack of goggles||£18,880 - £214,520|
|Back and spinal injuries||£1,950 - £322,060|
|Head injuries from falling objects||£1,760 - £322,060|
A financial reward will compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, and will also help to support you while you are recovering. Compensation can cover the cost of unexpected medical bills, rehabilitation and any required care from family and friends. In addition, compensation will cover any time you have taken off work due to your injury.
ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CALCULATOR
How much is your farming accident claim worth?
A Farmer’s Responsibility Explained
Like any employers, farmers have a legal responsibility to keep their staff safe from harm. This includes putting measures in place to reduce the chances of an accident from happening. Steps that should be taken include:
- Providing suitable health and safety training
- Ensuring warning signs are on display in hazardous areas
- Ensuring the right person (and the right number of people) is assigned to each task
- Maintaining farm vehicles and machinery
- Providing suitable personal protective equipment