Farm Animal Injury Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
If you have been involved in a farm and farming accident that was not your fault, there is a very high chance that you will be entitled to compensation. No matter whether you have been kicked by a horse or you have been the victim of a bull attack, if you can prove that negligence was involved, there is a very high chance you will be eligible for a payout. There are many different types of injuries that could be sustained in such incidents, and we can help you to claim for them all here at Legal Expert. We have many years of experience in the industry, having helped many personal injury victims to get the compensation that they deserve. If you want to make a farm animal injury claim, there is no one better to assist you. The telephone number you need is 0800 073 8804. You will be pleased to know that all of our claims are 100 per cent No Win, No Fee as well. But, before you give us a call, make sure you read on to find out everything you need to know regarding these claims.
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There are lots of dangerous professions and environments around the country, and there is no denying that farms fall into this category. After all, they are home to unpredictable livestock, as well as heavy-duty vehicles and powerful machinery. Because of this, there is no denying that farms can be hazardous and so it is important that all of the required steps are put into place to minimise the risks. These risks also include the use of toxic chemicals, falling objects, and loud noises.
Farms are not only dangerous for people that work there, but they are also dangerous for anyone that happens to visit a farm for any reason. If you have been injured while on a farm in any way, there is a very high chance that you are going to be entitled to compensation. In this guide, we will cover everything you need to know about claiming for farming related injuries. This includes claiming for cow attacks on humans, being bitten by a horse, incidents involving sheep, bulls, and much more, as well as road traffic accidents involving farm animals. You will also discover more about the type of service that we provide, as well as how much compensation you may receive if you do make a claim.
There are many different types of accidents and injuries that could happen due to an occurrence with livestock, be it cows, horses, or any other type of animals. There have been lots of stories on the news such as ‘horse attacks man’ or ‘horse attacks woman’– and these are the sorts of incidents that you may be able to claim for. Large animals are dangerous because they are unpredictable. According to statistics, roughly eight per cent of deaths on farms are ascribed to dangerous livestock. Of course, to make such a claim, you cannot be at fault for what happened. You need to show that there has been negligence on behalf of the farm owner.
You can also make a claim if you have been involved in a road traffic accident due to an animal and the incident was not your fault. Farmers should do the following to make sure that such incidents do not happen:
- Keep livestock in a safe area.
- Make sure animals are secured.
- Ensure there is adequate signage in areas whereby livestock are most likely to cross roads.
- Take extra special care with cows, pigs, and sheep, as these animals are most likely to escape and cause road traffic accidents.
If you feel that the above steps were not taken, there is a very high chance that you will be able to make a successful claim.
There are not many deaths per year when you consider the number of people that visit the English countryside (1.3 billion). It is predicted that only one walker per year dies on average from such incidents. However, there are, of course, cases whereby people suffer injuries because of such incidents, be them minor or major. If you fall into this category, we can provide you with an experienced personal injury solicitor that can help you to get the compensation that you deserve.
Horses can be easily startled on the farm or whilst being transported / riding in the countryside or on the road. Because of this, they can cause people to be injured very seriously. You may also be able to make a claim if you have been bit by a horse. Of course, it all depends on the circumstances, so the best thing to do is give us a call and we will be able to assist you further with this.
There are many other types of accidents that can happen on a farm. This not only includes accidents involving dangerous livestock and animals, or farm vehicle accidents, but the following too:
- Injuries that have been caused by chemicals or other hazardous substances.There are a number of toxic chemicals, including pesticides, which are used on a number of farms. If handled incorrectly, these substances can cause significant damage.
- Falling from height on a farm.Most farms have a number of different elevated areas, which can be dangerous if there is an issue with a ladder or the roof itself is fragile.
- Injuries that have happened as a consequence of falling objects.From piles of timber to tall trees, there are many different things that can fall from a height at a farm.
- Farm machinery accidents. These can happen when blades, transmission belts, prongs, and other parts are unguarded and exposed. A lack of training can also be to blame.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, there are a number of steps that you can take to gather evidence and ensure you have the greatest chance of getting the full amount of compensation that is available. This includes the following:
- Get the medical care and attention that is required, even if your injuries do not seem that serious.
- Report the accident to the farm so that it is recorded in the accident report book.
- Get a copy of your medical documents and make note of everything that happened.
- Get witness contact information.
- Take photos of the scene and your injuries if applicable.
- Keep proof of all of the costs you have had to suffer because of the accident you have been involved in.
It is also worth pointing out that there is a personal injury claims time limit, which is three years. This means that you have three years to make a claim from the date of the accident, by which court proceedings must be issued.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. If you were a child when the accident happened, your parent can claim on your behalf. Alternatively, you have three years from the date of your 18thbirthday to do so if your parents have not.
Not only this, but for personal injury claims whereby pinpointing an accident date cannot be done, you will have three years from the date of the diagnosis instead. This is usually applicable to cases whereby chemicals have been involved and symptoms do not show themselves for a while so it is hard to know when the dangerous exposure occurred.
When making a personal injury compensation claim, there are many different types of compensation that you can claim for.
The types of compensation (generally) fall into these categories: General Damages, Medical Expenses, Travel Costs, Care Claim, and Loss of earnings.
General damages is the payout you are going to get for the pain and suffering you have been subject to – both the physical and psychological suffering.
You can also claim for all of the costs that you have had to fund because of the accident itself. This includes everything from loss of earnings and travel costs to medical expenses and the cost of counselling. Make sure you keep proof of these costs so that it makes it a lot easier to claim for them.
You probably want to know how much compensation you can receive for making a farm animal injury claim. This is something that most of our claimants are interested in, as they want to make sure they are going to be fairly compensated for what has happened to them, and rightly so. One thing to note is that all claims are handled on an individual basis. Your situation will be assessed, and you will be awarded compensation accordingly. This is because there are many factors to consider, from the severity of the original injury to the impact it has had on other areas of your life. Because of this, you do need to be wary about using a personal injury claims calculator. Such tools will give you a very rough estimate, but you should never pin your hopes on them, as it is impossible to tell you an accurate figure regarding the sort of compensation you are looking at. What we can do, though, is help you to understand the average sort of payout for the injury you have suffered. You will find this information in the table below.
|What type of injury have you sustained?||The typical payout for this type of injury||Some extra notes about these sorts of injury claims|
|Very Severe Foot Injuries||£73,620 to £96,150||Injuries that result in serious permanent disability.|
|Very Severe Ankle Injuries||£43,900 to £61,110||Such as multiple fractures that will result in a permanent loss of some functionality of the ankle.|
|Very Serious Leg Injuries||£5,810 to £16,830||Injuries that once healed, will still have an affect on a persons mobility.|
|Simple Arm Fractures||£41,760 to £52,490||Such as fractures to the short bones of the forearm.|
|Severe Wrist Injuries||£12,050 to £18,480||Such as those which result in the permanent loss of mobility of the wrist.|
|Severe Toe Injuries||£39,870 to £130,060||Injuries that result in the amputation of one or more toes.|
|Severe Neck Injuries||£84,400 to £119,210||Long-term injuries that will have a permanent affect on a person life, either through reduced movement or constant pain.|
|Severe Leg Injuries||£36,800 to £61,410||Injuries that will permanently affect a person’s mobility, and cause ongoing pain and suffering.|
|Severe Foot Injuries||£34,000 to £141,150||Such as multiple fractures with permanent affect on function and permanent pain.|
|Severe Back Injuries||£34,340 to £48,080||Such as breaks to the back, which will have a permanent affect on the life of the victim.|
|Severe Arm Injuries||£84,310 to £114,810||Such as those that will limit the use of the arm for the medium to long-term but will heal eventually.|
|Severe Arm Fractures||£27,450 to £43,900||Such as multiple fractures that will leave the arm with permanently reduced functionality.|
|Severe Ankle Injuries||£5,810 to £16,830||Such as multiple fractures, which will leave the foot immobilised for the medium-term.|
|Moderate Neck Injuries||£6,920 to £33,750||Painful injuries that will take some time to heal, the duration will generally drive the amount.|
|Moderate Leg Injuries||£24,340 to £34,370||Such as serious tendon damage, compound fractures and dislocation.|
|Minor Foot Injuries||Up to £12,050||Such as soft tissue damage, simple fractures and lacerations, which will heal rapidly.|
|Minor Back Injuries||Up to £10,970||Sprains, lacerations and bruising that will heal rapidly and have no lasting affect.|
|Less Severe Arm Injuries||£13,720 to £28,060||Such as those that will limit use of the arm for the short-term but will heal eventually.|
|Less Severe Arm Fractures||£16,830 to £34,340||Such as fractures to the long bones of the upper arm.|
|Less Serious Wrist Injuries||£11,040 to £21,480||Such as simple fractures and sprains which will heal in the short-term but leave the wrist immobile whilst healing.|
|Less Serious Leg Injuries||£15,750 to £24,340||Such as fractures which will leave the leg immobile while they heal.|
|Below Knee Amputation||£85,910 to £116,620||Loss of one leg below the knee.|
|Amputation of One Foot||£73,620 to £96,150||Loss of one foot.|
|Amputation of Both Legs||£211,150 to £247,280||Full amputation of both legs.|
|Minor Neck Injuries||Up to £2,150||Cuts, abrasions and minor sprains, which will heal quickly.|
|Minor Leg Injuries||Up to £10,380||Soft tissue damage, sprains and very minor fractures.|
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding regarding the average sort of payout for the farm injury that you have sustained. What if you cannot find your injury in the table above, though? Don’t panic – you can still make a claim. The best thing to do is give us a call and we will be able to shed further light on the sort of payout you are looking for.
One of the best things about making an animal injury claim with Legal Expert is the fact that it will be handled on a 100 per cent No Win, No Fee basis. When we say No Win, No Fee, we genuinely mean it. This means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. If, for some reason, we are not able to secure a payout for you, you will not need to pay us a penny. There are many other benefits associated with this. This includes the fact that you will not need to make an upfront payment, and so you can claim irrespective of your current financial standing. Not only this, but you will have complete peace of mind that your solicitor is working as hard as possible for you because he or she is going to be held accountable for the level of service being provided.
There are many reasons why people should choose to work with Legal Expert, rather than with another personal injury claim firm in the UK. This includes the following:
- We have many years of experience in the claim sector and we have helped many people to launch farm animal injury claims.
- We will match you with a solicitor that has up to 30 years of specialist experience, ensuring they are best placed to attain the maximum amount of compensation for you.
- We aren’t just satisfied with securing compensation – we want to make sure you get the maximum amount possible.
- We have a great track record and an excellent reputation amongst our previous clients.
- We put our customers first at all times and we are very proud of this approach.
If you are interested in making a farm animal injury claim, we are ready and waiting to make sure that you get the maximum compensation amount that is available to you. As mentioned, we have many years of experience in the industry, and we are sure that you will feel in safe hands from the moment you give us a call. The telephone number you need is 0800 073 8804. You will speak to one of our experienced and friendly advisors who will be happy to assist you in any manner possible, including answering all questions you have, whether you want to know do cows attack humans or what working with a personal injury lawyer is going to be like. Our personal claims line is open seven days per week, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., and you can get in touch with us via plenty of other methods. Simply head to our contact page for more information on this.
We hope that you have found this guide useful on your quest to discover more information about making a claim with Legal Expert. If you require further information, you may find the links below helpful.
Find out if you are eligible to claim for a horse accident claim.
This link takes you to another one of our guides, which explains the personal injury claims process in further detail so you can thoroughly understand what is entailed.
This link takes you to a publication that was published on the NHS website regarding the use of antibiotics in farm animals and how it is threatening human health.
This link takes you to the UK Government website regarding farm health and safety. This covers a wide range of topics, including accidents and emergencies on farms, public safety, machinery and vehicles, livestock handling, hazardous chemicals, buildings health and safety, health and safety risk assessments, and much more.