If you suffer an accident on a farm due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a farm accident claim in pursuit of compensation for your injuries, both physical and mental, and any expenses you incur as a result of the incident.
Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority for Ireland, report that over 4,500 farm accidents occur in this country every year.
Farms are considered a high-risk work environment on account of the heavy machinery farm workers operate, and the volume of physical labour to which they are subjected.
Farm accidents fall under the umbrella of personal injury claims, meaning a farm accident claim will be brought before the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) who will decide on an appropriate amount of compensation for the claimant.
In order to mount a successful farm accident claim, you will have to prove two things: