Accidents involving machinery
When agricultural accidents occur they frequently involve machinery. The machines used in agriculture are often, by their very nature, big and powerful. When farm workers are left working with these dangerous pieces of machinery by themselves, in remote environments, the risk of serious injury is high and the ramifications can be very grave.
Common mechanical hazards in the agriculture and farming sectors
Common accidents involving agricultural and farming machinery fall into a number of categories as follows:
- Cutting or severing
- Stabbing or puncture
- Friction or abrasion
- Mobile machinery
- High-pressure fluid injection
If you are a farm worker it is very important that you receive sufficient health and safety training before starting any task which involves working with or in close proximity to agricultural machinery.
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If you have been involved in an accident at work and suffered a personal injury you can discuss matters confidentially with our specialist accident and injury lawyers.
You will be under no obligation to make a claim for compensation and if you decide to take matters further we will do so on a no win no fee basis.
Making a personal injury claim will not only give you the compensation you deserve, but it will also help protect future employees from having a similar accident at work. Call 0800 0891 331 and speak to our specialist lawyers.