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Farms and other agricultural workplaces are dangerous environments. Workers are at risk of injury from vehicles and machinery, livestock (animals) and toxins, such as chemicals. Their work is physically demanding and is often carried out in difficult conditions, such as on slopes, in poor weather, near hazards such as pits and silos, or whilst working at heights.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) describes agriculture, forestry and fishing as the ‘riskiest industry sector’. Over the last five years, the fatal injury rate within the agricultural industry has been up to 20 times the all-industry death rate, with one death almost every week. The most common causes of serious or fatal injury are accidents involving overturned or moving vehicles, being hit by objects, contact with animals or machinery, or falling whilst working at heights.

Employers and owners of agricultural premises must take all reasonable steps to keep their employees and visitors safe from foreseeable injury.  Where serious injury is suffered as a result of the employer’s negligence, the injured person may be entitled to compensation.

What is a farming injury?

Employers and owners of farms and agricultural premises owe their employees a duty of care to prevent foreseeable accidents which could cause injury. They must also comply with multiple health and safety standards and guidelines set by HSE and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Where someone’s serious injury arose from their employer’s failure to comply with health and safety guidelines, they may be entitled to make a claim.

Why choose Boyes Turner?

Boyes Turner’s personal injury claims team specialise in claims involving complex and severe injury. We have helped clients who have suffered serious injury in workplace accidents obtain compensation and rehabilitation to rebuild their lives for over 30 years. We understand the rules and regulations which govern farming and agricultural workplace accidents and are skilled in identifying where our client’s injury was caused by their employer’s negligence.

Our service to our clients includes:

  • free, straightforward and confidential advice from our experienced personal injury solicitors;
  • eligible claims handled under no win no fee (CFA or conditional fee agreement) funding arrangements;
  • early funded rehabilitation based on individualised immediate needs assessments (INAs) by specialist case managers, to maximise our clients’ recovery;
  • interim (advance) payments to meet urgent needs and ease financial hardship;
  • ongoing support and liaison with multidisciplinary medical/therapeutic/care teams, if needed;
  • Court of Protection deputyship or personal injury trusts, where needed;
  • high value settlements, which meet our clients’ future needs.  

Our personal injury lawyers are recognised as leading experts in personal injury claims by Chambers Directory and The Legal 500. Our memberships and accreditations include:

  • The Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel;
  • APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers);
  • Headway;
  • Spinal Injuries Association (SIA);
  • Major Trauma Group;
  • Mesothelioma UK.


Farming & agriculture injury claims frequently asked questions

Who can claim compensation for injury from farm or agricultural accidents?

Employers and owners of agricultural premises must take all reasonable steps to keep their employees and visitors safe. Compensation claims for injuries caused by negligent failure to provide a safe working farm or agricultural environment can be made by:

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What types of farm or agricultural workplace accidents lead to injury claims?

The most common causes of farm or agricultural injury claims are accidents involving moving vehicles, such as:

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What kinds of negligent mistakes lead to farms or agricultural accident injury claims?

Here are some examples of negligent mistakes which often lead to farm or agricultural accident injury claims:

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Meet your specialist team

Our specialist Farming & agriculture injury claims team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
Kim Milan

Kim Milan

Senior Partner

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Claire Roantree


Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson

Associate Solicitor

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Beth Hatton


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Our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been nationally recognised for over 20 years because of their expertise, empathy and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients.

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What our clients say


Kim at Boyes Turner was recommended to me after I had received ineffective service from another company. From the outset, Kim has been professional, reassuring and supportive. I have always had faith in her ability to get the best outcome, not only financially, but also in helping my rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury. She is friendly and empathetic, with unquestionable professional integrity. She was quick to grasp the important issues in my case, was meticulous in her investigating the details and analysing them, realistic in what the outcomes were likely to be and achieved a successful outcome.

I would not hesitate in recommending her and Boyes Turner.

Boyes Turner Client

"Amazing people"

Almost 5 years ago my sons suffered a life changing brain injury accident. A new life for everyone, so many unknowns so many difficult decisions. I met Claire and the team shortly after the accident. So many questions answered but more than that, amazing lovely people. Claire has been guiding me and the family throughout this ordeal with such compassion, there every time I needed her we couldn’t of asked for a nicer person. I have met many others with in Boyes Turner and all have been genuine lovely people, I’m now working with Ruth and Lindsay from the court of protection. Again, I can't say enough about them amazing lovely people. They truly do won't the best for my son and they did and continue to do so.

Barry Williams

"Personal Injury Claim"

Claire is exceptionally knowledgeable in the personal injury legal domain, especially in the specific area of my injury. From our very first conversation, she was clear in explaining the potential different routes that the process could take and provided me with expectations of what I could expect along the journey.

She ensured that all bases were covered, organising meetings, discussions and necessary specialist appointments, in order to bring together the case and take it forward. Claire was then able to use her extensive pool of contacts, to appoint an "area leading" barrister, to represent me.

Overall, I was very pleased with appointing Claire and Boyes Turner to act as my solicitor for the legal claim that I pursued. Thank you for all of your support.

Boyes Turner Client

"Boyes turner workplace injury claim"

I approached Claire Roantree of Boyes Turner in regards to making a claim about a workplace burns injury. It was something that had scarred me physically and mentally and taken a huge toll on the lives of me and my family. Claire wasted no time in finding out what happened and made sure I was treated by known experts and quickly finding an answer to my burns scarring and how I could be treated to help manage my pain. Claire also helped me by appointing a psychiatrist to understand my situation and help me cope with post traumatic stress disorder. As well as taking as much stress of the claim away, she was thorough in every situation, making sure I had the best possible claim, and handled it all expertly, I am so very grateful to her and her team. They have helped guide my life back into a positive direction and I can't thank her enough!

Boyes Turner Client

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Excellent service from Claire and her team at all times. We were kept up to date at each stage of our claim. The outcome was much better than we expected and we would not hesitate to recommend Boyes Turner to family and friends.

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