I have just read about a horrendous accident that occurred on a farm in Berwickshire. A farmer and a farm worker both suffered serious crushing injuries to their legs after being sucked into a slurry-cleaning machine. Both of the men required emergency leg surgery after the accident.
I know that working on a farm can be a dangerous occupation. However, I was shocked to read that working on a farm has now overtaken construction, mining and fishing as the most dangerous job in the country. Between April 2009 and March 2010, a total of 38 agricultural workers were killed at work. These figures are astonishing.
Farmers and other agricultural workers are at risk because they tend to work alone, use heavy equipment and often have to travel over uneven and steeply sloping ground. It is so important that we work to raise awareness of the issue and remind farmers of the dangers they face ever day. This will hopefully help to reduce the number of accidents that occur every year at farms around the country.
If you have been involved in an agricultural accident then please contact Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists who will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation that you deserve.