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Compensation for a Worker Injured on a Farm

Can I claim compensation for a worker injured on a farm even if I no longer work there?

You may be able to claim compensation for a worker injured on a farm even if you no longer work for the employer under who you sustained your injury. In order to claim for a farm injury, you will need to prove that someone on the farm at which you were injured – more than likely your employer – was at fault for your injury. Employers, who owe a ‘duty of care’ to their staff – meaning that they must take all necessary measures to ensure their safety – may be able to be found liable for your injury if you can prove that they failed to adequately protect you against coming to harm.

In order to be able to pursue compensation for a worker injured on a farm you must first be able to prove that you have in fact sustained an injury as a result of your employer’s negligence. In order to be able to claim for compensation for being injured while working on a farm, you should have got your injury on record. This involves making a note in your employer’s Accident Report Book and seeking medical treatment. As you have already left your job, it is likely that you have already completed these steps.

In order to increase the likelihood of you being awarded the maximum amount of compensation for being injured while working on a farm you should have visited the Accident and Emergency department of the nearest hospital as soon as an injury has been sustained. Aside from a visit to the hospital allowing you to be able to access a record of your injury, it will also ensure that your employer will not be able to claim that you exacerbated your injury by not having it treated at the first possible opportunity.

Although it is possible to pursue compensation for being injured while working on a farm after you have left the job, it can be more difficult as some of the evidence you may need to gather may not be available anymore. In order to ensure that you your claim for a farm injury is as well prepared as possible, you should speak with a personal injury claims solicitor as soon as possible.

Once you have spoken with a solicitor about your claim for a farm injury, you will be able to gather evidence. This may include photographs of your injury and the scene, CCTV evidence, reports (as discussed above) and if anyone else was present, witness statements. If your injury has left you unable to perform some of the duties that you may be required to undertake in order to pursue a claim for compensation, you should note that much of the legwork can be completed by your solicitor. Claimants who pursue compensation for a worker injured on a farm always have a better chance of being awarded their maximum possible entitlement.