If you or a member of your family have suffered from a farming related accident and injury that wasn’t your fault, please contact us for advice and support.
Accidents whilst working on a farmAlthough the agriculture and farming industry only accounts for about 1.5% of the working population, working in farming is responsible for up to 20% of total workplace fatalities each year.
The farming industry has a deeply ingrained culture of unsafe practices, unnecessary risk taking and poorly maintained farming equipment. It also involves working with and around dangerous animals. Farms are an extremely dangerous place to work, but that doesn’t mean your employers should ignore or forget to comply with important Health and Safety regulations.
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Farming AccidentsFarmers who hire additional workers are responsible for providing the necessary training and maintenance to keep their staff safe. There are many reasons why people wish to claim compensation, these include:
- WORKING WITH DEFECTIVE OR POORLY MAINTAINED MACHINERY
- LACK OF TRAINING FOR USING DANGEROUS EQUIPMENT
- INJURIES SUSTAINED BY FALLING FROM STRUCTURES OR MACHINERY
- INJURIES BY ANIMALS OR DANGEROUS LIVESTOCK
- FARM VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
- LACK OF PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Farmer’s LungFarmer’s Lung is an allergy caused by breathing in the dust from mouldy crops and hay. It may also be caused by exposure to contaminants, or by breathing in toxic fumes.
Farmer’s Lung causes shortness of breath and a feeling of general illness. Lengthy exposure to dust may cause permanent lung damage, physical disabilities or even death.
Injuries Caused By Farm AnimalsMembers of the public who walk across farmers’ fields are at risk of being injured by animals. Horses that are not fenced in, charging bulls and cattle that have wandered across roads can all cause serious damage and injury to people. Because of the differences in size and strength between humans and some animals, animals can cause broken ribs, other fractures and punctured lungs.
We are specialists in farming related accidents and injuries. Our dedicated team is here to help you.
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Farming Accidents and Injuries – Latest News
Limaohio.com (17th May 2012) – A farmer was injured when his tractor rolled over on him. He then used his mobile phone to call for rescue and told the rescue workers what they needed to do to help him.
The Ledger Independent (16th May 2012) – On Wednesday, a boy was airlifted for medical treatment after a farm accident. According to rescuers, the 12-year-old boy was working on a family farm with a loader vehicle when he fell and was run over.
ABC News (10th May 2012) – A 56-year-old man received serious injuries after his leg was trapped in an auger on a farm north of Croppa Creek. In addition, a man in his 20s is having micro-surgery after his hand was trapped in a cotton processing machine.