Along with construction, farms and agricultural businesses are some of the most dangerous places to work. More fatalities and serious or life-altering injuries occur in the construction and farming & agricultural sectors than in any other sectors in the UK.
Therefore, it is not surprising that work related construction injury claims and farming injury claims account for the majority of personal injury claims in Lincolnshire and England & Wales.
Injury claims in both of these sectors require expert knowledge and experience and any client looking to pursue a construction or farming injury claim should ensure they instruct solicitors who have the necessary expertise.
Lincolnshire’s agri-food & construction sectors
Lincolnshire’s agri-food sector is responsible for growing some 12% of all of the UK’s food with a high percentage of the county’s landscape dedicated to growing cereals and other arable crops, as well as fruits and vegetables. The sector employs thousands of workers in Lincolnshire.
Construction and development projects in Lincolnshire are also experiencing huge growth; several new “villages” (near Sleaford for example) with thousands of new homes and complementary schools and infrastructure projects are currently being considered as well as large retail sector projects, including a designer outlet village near Grantham, are due to be built in the coming years. Construction in Lincolnshire is booming.
Common accidents in these sectors
Nigel Askew Solicitors have been advising the people of Lincolnshire regarding injury claims for accidents on construction sites and on farms for the past 20 years. During this period, there have been a number of accidents and injuries that we have seen time and time again, the most common include:
- Falls from height from scaffolding, ladders, roofs and cranes
- Crushing accidents involving falling retaining walls and construction vehicle rollovers
- Injuries caused by dangerous machinery due to lack of training
- Injuries and illnesses caused by chemicals and hazardous substances
- Injuries such as fractures, nerve injuries, serious lacerations, dermatitis and fatal accidents
If you have suffered an injury on a construction site or on a farm, contact us today to discuss making a claim for compensation for your injuries. If your employer is at fault for the accident, you are eligible to make a claim against them.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors
From our offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, we advise clients across Lincolnshire and England & Wales. We work as hard as we can to ensure our clients receive the best possible levels of compensation. We manage every case personally and where appropriate, seek interim payments to ensure immediate financial concerns are taken care of and we will always seek to ensure the accident victim is assisted in receiving the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.
In order to determine whether you have a claim, and to arrange a no obligation consultation, call Nigel Askew Solicitors today on 01507 609027 or complete the website enquiry form. We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, with no hidden costs. If you have been injured in a work related accident and feel you have a claim, get in touch today.