Farming has one of the highest rates of accidents of any other industry. As most farms are also homes for many children it is not surprising that the number of accidents on farms which involve children is also high.
There are many hazards present on farms. Tractors and moving machinery, poisonous substances such as pesticides and other chemicals, grain silos, stacks of bales that may become unstable or easily catch fire are just a few of the potential hazards on farms. Farm animals can also be a cause of injury and, in some cases, disease.
Despite a number of laws being introduced to prevent children’s accidents on farms, accidents do still happen. Many of these accidents, however, are preventable. Simple steps such as ensuring that gates are closed at all times and making sure all dangerous equipment is safely stored can have a big impact in reducing the number of child injury claims on farms.
If your child has been injured while on a farm and you believe that someone else is to blame, it is possible that you may have a case to make a claim for compensation.
Macks Solicitors is a reputable law firm whose dedicated solicitors have experience in all types of children’s accident claims. Over the years we have recovered thousands of pounds of compensation for children who have been injured in accidents and we could help your injured child get the compensation they deserve.