Agricultural accident claims

Have you been involved in an agricultural accident? Were you, or do you continue to be affected physically, financially or emotionally? If you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault, contact us and realise the compensation you deserve.

Agricultural Accident Claims:The Law is on Your Side

Farms are rife with potential dangers and if precautions aren’t taken, and safeguarding practices implemented, accidents can easily occur. Having contact with machinery and animals on a daily basis increases your chances of sustaining an injury, or contracting a disease, which is why it is essential your employer takes all the right steps to ensure your working environment is a safe one. Unfortunately, accidents that are not your fault can happen, and in these cases you have the right to submit a claim for compensation.

Common Agricultural Accident Claims

An astounding amount of accidents can take place on a farm and some of the most common claims are due to:

  • Injuries caused by machinery
  • Falls
  • Electrocution
  • Accidents in vehicles
  • Injuries sustained from animals

Farming accidents can have a devastating impact on your ability to work and your overall physical and mental wellbeing. There are many circumstances in which you deserve to claim for compensation due to loss of earnings, payment of medical bills and emotional distress.

What Kind of Medical Care Can Compensation Cover?

Treatment for your injury could include surgery, physiotherapy, medication, or even long-term care over an undefined amount of time. Alongside physical care and rehabilitation, you may require assistance coming to terms with your injuries, especially if they are severe. This could involve the need for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, counselling, or other forms of emotional and mental health support.

Specialist Representation

There are several laws and regulations that protect farm workers and our legal experts are specialists in this field. For such specific claims you will need a team that has the experience and knowledge to ensure a successful claim: Clearwater Solicitors is that team.

We do All the Work

Whilst you concentrate on getting better, we are busy acting on your behalf to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. We are focused on each individual client and as part of our service will visit you at a convenient location of your choice. This may include the hospital, your home, or other venue where you feel comfortable. Our visiting service also extends to witnesses and any other persons who can help with your case.

Can I Afford it?

As well as offering a free initial consultation, we provide a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a no win, no fee claim. This means that no matter what your income, you can approach us to act on your behalf for Agricultural Accident Claims.

Begin your Claim Today

Call our friendly team of solicitors and discover if you are entitled to make a claim. If you prefer, complete our contact form and one of our legal experts will call you back.

Agricultural Accident Claims large or small, we cover them all at Clearwater Solicitors.

Construction accident claims

Although this is a high-risk industry, you still deserve to be provided with certain equipment and facilities to ensure safety in your specific job. This may include:

  • Safety harnesses if you are working on scaffolding
  • Facial protection when welding
  • Appropriate training for your role
  • Onsite first aid equipment and facilities
  • Regular breaks to prevent accidents caused by tiredness and lack of concentration
  • Defined walkways that are free of obstructions

These are just some of the provisions your employer must make and you as an employee also have responsibilities to ensure your own safety at work and the safety of co-workers. However, if you have had an accident, and it wasn’t your fault, then you have the right to pursue compensation.

What Costs Can I Claim?

Are you unable to work? Are you facing debt due to loss of earnings? Perhaps you feel you unable to return to work due to the fear of an accident happening again? If your employer is shown to be negligent, you could be entitled to compensation that will help with medical care, ongoing rehabilitation and mental health treatment.

Construction Accident Claims Specialists

With such a high number of accidents happening in the world of construction, you will need the best possible legal team to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Clearwater Solicitors concentrate on accident and injury claims, which means we know exactly what it takes to make a successful claim. We have a highly qualified and dedicated firm of solicitors, boasting 55 years of combined experience who can help you recover costs that have been accrued due to your accident.

You Are Our Priority

Besides providing access to an outstanding team of Construction Accident Claims experts, we offer a personal service that is adapted to your needs. This means that if for any reason you cannot come to our offices, we will visit you at home or in the hospital. Each client is treated as an individual and regular contact means we get to know you and find out exactly what you need.

Speak to us Today

For a free initial consultation about Construction Accident Claims, call us on the number above. If you would prefer us to call you, fill in the contact form and a member of our legal team will be in touch as soon as possible. Why leave it any longer to claim what you deserve? Get in touch today.

Vehicle Accidents

Many work accident claims involve car accidents. In some road traffic accident claims, the employer is liable for the accident, as they had failed in their duty of care towards their workforce. This might be seen in collisions involving overworked long-distance drivers, accidents involving fleet cars that have been poorly maintained, or accidents involving fork-lift trucks and other warehouse vehicles.

If you think your employer is liable in a vehicle accident claim, get in touch with us to find out more about making an accident at work claim.

Vehicle accident at work claims

There are a number of things you should do to improve your likelihood of success in a work accident claim involving a vehicle. These are:

  • Report the accident to your employer

You should tell your employer about the accident and ensure they record it in the accident book. If your employer does not have an accident book, then write down a statement outlining your accident and send it to your employer. You should keep a copy of this statement or your accident book report for future reference.

  • Take photographs

Photographs are great evidence in accident at work claims. Photograph the area the vehicle accident occurred, any factors that contributed to the accident, the extent of any vehicular damage and the extent of your personal injuries.

  • Collect witness statements

If anyone witnessed the accident, then take down their name and contact information so they can support your allegations and your version of events.

  • Visit a doctor

You will have to be able to demonstrate that you suffered injuries in a workplace accident if you are to make an accident at work claim. You should also follow the treatment regimen your doctor gives you, as failing to do so could reduce the size of your claim.

If another driver was involved in the vehicle accident

You should follow the same steps as you would in any car accident if you are driving a company car at the time of the collision. Stop at the scene, record the time and date, note down the make, model and registration number of the other vehicle and take down their insurance details. Do not admit the accident was your fault, and do not sign any forms sent to you by insurance companies without seeking legal advice.

However, you should also tell the other driver your employer’s details, as it may be their insurance company that will deal with the cost of the accident.

Make a vehicle accident at work claim.

Call us today to make a work accident claim. Alternatively, simply fill in our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as we can.