In Scotland there are up too 250,000 people working in jobs which depend of agriculture to some degree. Due to the different types of machinery and the working environment it can make it quite a dangerous area of work. If you have had an accident while at work you may be entitled to claim compensation.
There are many potential dangers which could lead to a farming accident these include:
Injuries you might suffer could include sprains, orthopaedic injures, head injuries, paralysis, cuts, stabbing, punctures or even death.
Occupiers of farm and agriculture land have a duty to their workers as well as members of the public. They need to make sure that health and safety procedures are complied with and make sure their workers are adequately trained. You should not use machinery or handle animals or chemicals without first being properly trained.
Farmers also have a duty under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 to make sure that their land is safe for the public to use. Farmers should be aware of any hazards that may face their workers or the general public.
Our team of claim specialists are on hand throughout the working week to answer any questions or help you understand the claims process.
After an agriculture accident no matter how small you think it is always seek medical attention immediately. If you can gather some evidence such as photos of where you injured yourself and if there is anyone around at the time ask them to provide statements of what happened.
You may be entitled to claim for compensation. Our expert lawyers can advise you on the individual circumstances of your claim.
If your injury was due to another person’s negligence then you may be able to claim against them. If your injury was due to lack of training or not being provided with the correct safety equipment then you may be able to claim against your employer. Our lawyers will advise you once they know the details of your injury claim.
The amount of compensation you will be able to claim is dependent on the individual circumstances of your claim. Your lawyer will be able to advise you further as your claim progresses and further information has been obtained.
In Scotland you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. However, the best time to make a claim is as soon as you are able to do so.
There is no set time on how long it will take for you to settle your claim. This would all depend on the seriousness of your accident and your individual claim.
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