Farming accidents are caused by a number of different factors. It's hard to point a finger at one reason. It can either be faulty machinery and loose screws, or it can be toxic or a bio-hazardous substances.
While farming accidents cannot be predicted, they can be compensated. The injured farm employee can hire compensation lawyers and claim injury compensation insurance for their injuries caused as part of their personal injury claims.
If you need more information about the farm accident compensation scheme, or making workers' claims, you can obtain unbiased legal advice from a reputable legal professional. We offer a ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’® promise, which means there are no upfront costs and you will never be left out of pocket.
In the rare and unlikely event that your case goes to court, and you are unsuccessful, your costs will be covered by us - so you won't have to pay a cent to us or anyone else. We are proud to say that in over 25 years, we have never had a client out of pocket.
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The agricultural worker is entitled to receive a farm accident compensation only in certain cases. For one, they must prove that his injuries were caused on a farm.
Secondly, they should be able to prove certain kinds of injuries – because, under the personal injury law, not all of them warrant a compensation insurance claim.
According to personal injury law, only the injuries caused by the following reasons are acceptable to claim the injury compensation insurance for farm accidents.
Farming utilizes huge farm machinery, and the mechanical power used also comes with deadly risks associated with several types of farming accidents.
Agricultural machinery has a history of causing workplace accidents such as:
Unlike other accidents, injuries resulting from encountering dangerous livestock are less frequent – but if they happen, a claim can often brought. Usually, farm animals are domestic in nature, but even domesticated animals can cause several animal-related injuries such as:
High impact accidents are frequent in the workplace. Whether it's a motor vehicle accident involving cars, trucks, or smaller vehicles like forklifts, they can result in serious occupational and industrial diseases and injuries.
Workers who fall victim to these are often eligible to claim compensation. Workers who operate industrial machines are also at risk of sustaining catastrophic injuries. When workers get some part of their body entangled in industrial machines, it can result in dislocations, fractures, and in extreme cases amputations.
High impact accidents are frequent in the workplace. Whether it's a motor vehicle accident involving tractors, trucks, or smaller vehicles like forklifts, they can result in serious occupational and industrial diseases and injuries. Workers who fall victim to these are often eligible to claim compensation.
Workers who operate industrial machines are also at risk of sustaining catastrophic injuries. When workers get some part of their body entangled in industrial machines, it can result in dislocations, crush injuries, and in extreme cases amputations. Such workers may be entitled to workers' compensation.
Find out more about making a motor vehicle compensation claim.
Heavy objects, and even farm workers themselves, falling from heights is a way that the agricultural industry presents risks for it's workers; incidents from scaling sky-high machinery, climbing barns, performing tree surgeries, and standing on silos are included.
The chances of a farm accident can drastically increase if the employer is negligent and fails to provide protective gear, maintain proper safety precautions, and ensure machinery is well maintained and replaced when needed.
The low ventilation, lack of oxygen, heat stress, dehydration all contribute to injuries caused by negligence.
If you're a farm-worker who wishes to claim injury compensation, here's a few pieces of legal advice you should know.·
If you're operating heavy machinery in Australian farms and have suffered an injury at your place of employment, you can sue your employer in certain circumstances.
For a working farmer or a farming employee to claim for accident compensation, they must authenticate their injuries. This requires you to have evidence to, firstly, prove that your injuries are real and, secondly, to prove that they were caused on the farm premises.
Here are a few things you'll need as evidence.
If you're looking for more information about the claims or insurance that you or your team is entitled to, or wondering if your injury warrants lump sum compensation claims, give us a call. We offer free consultation legal services and will let you know your compensation payout, medical costs, and the claim that you're entitled to for free! However, the first thing you should do before you claim workers' compensation is to seek medical treatment for your injury as soon as possible.
The compensation insurance claim abides by the strict law of time limits. In circumstances like broken limbs, lacerations, or head injuries, you can claim within 3 years of your accident date.
For circumstances that are harder to diagnose like heart disease or cancer, you'll get the benefits of having more than 3 years time limitation.
The average payout that you can receive for your injuries sustained within the farm premises usually depends on the damages caused to your health.
You can claim compensation for burns, painful wounds, loss of amenity, insufferable attacks, and traumatic experiences. Additionally, you can also claim a special damage payout that compensates for your loss of income, or medical expenditures. Healthcare costs are also compensated for long-term injuries or illnesses.
If you suffer injuries whilst at work, and you are looking for further information in terms of making a claim. Here at Smith's Lawyers, we offer a free consultation for injured people looking to seek compensation. As mentioned before, we also have a "No Win. No Fee. No Catch." policy, which means you will never be out of pocket.
Get in touch with us today to give yourself the best opportunity to understand your rights.
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