Farm Accident Solicitors

Farm Accident Claims

At P.A. Duffy & Co Solicitors we receive a large number of farm accident claim enquiries each year. We are well placed to deal with these cases and are determined to seek the compensation you deserve.

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At P.A Duffy & Co Solicitors, we represent individuals in farm accident claims across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Our personal injury team are experienced, understanding and sympathetic and will work tirelessly on your behalf to secure the compensation you are owed for what has happened.

We deal with a full range of farm accident cases, including:

  • Falling objects

  • Falling from heights

  • Slipping and tripping from steep slopes

  • Accidents with cattle and other livestock

  • Accidents with forklifts, tractors, and other machinery

Who is responsible?

It is vital to pinpoint the party which is responsible for the accident’s occurrence. The responsibility can fall under either:

  • ‘Employer’s liability’

  • ‘Occupier’s Liability’

Employer’s Liability:

Employer’s liability requires an employer and employee relationship to exist, and it puts an obligation on the employer to create a safe working environment for employees, as they are legally responsible for your safety and welfare.

Occupier’s Liability:

This places the landowner under an obligation to provide a safe environment for all legal visitors. They are legally responsible for your safety and welfare.

How We Can Help

It is important to seek the correct legal advice when pursuing a personal injury claim, whether it be for non-fatal injuries or even if you are acting on behalf of a loved one who has lost their life due to a farm accident.

Our Personal Injury team will handle your case with great sensitivity, and we will take as much burden off you during the process as we understand this is a difficult time. Our Personal Injury team will help you pinpoint where the responsibility lies and guide you through the claims process.

Speak to our solicitors in Dungannon, Belfast and Dublin

For a consultation with one of our experts, call us on 028 8772 2102 (UK) or 01 533 7860 (IE). We will talk through your situation with you and discuss what the first steps are in bringing a farm accident compensation claim. We can also answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you can fill in our online Contact Form and we will ring you.


I have lost a loved one due to a farm accident: can I still claim for compensation?

Losing a loved one to a farm accident is extremely difficult to come to terms with. It is a common question whether a family member can still pursue a claim for compensation on behalf of the deceased.

The estate of the deceased is entitled to take a claim in relation to an accident if a claim can be established on the facts. Any compensation will be paid into the estate and will be divided as part of the probate process to any beneficiaries under a will or the rules of intestacy. There may also be circumstances where a dependent relative can make a claim as well.

What will I receive compensation for in a farm accident claim?

Compensation can be awarded for a range of issues, including:

  • Pain and suffering

  • Reduction in quality of life, or being unable to enjoy normal activities

  • Psychological damage

  • Financial losses, such as loss of earnings

  • Long-term care, for example, if your child will need help throughout his or her life

  • Property damage

How much farm accident compensation will I receive?

The amount of farm accident compensation you may receive can vary significantly depending on numerous factors, including the specifics of your case, the severity of your injuries, and the liability of the parties involved. There is no fixed or predetermined amount, as each case is unique.

If you speak to us about your case, we will be able to give you an initial idea of the range of compensation that is generally awarded for the type of injury you have sustained.

How can I finance a farm accident compensation claim?

We know that funding a compensation claim might be a worry, so we offer a range of options. These include:

  • Legal Aid

  • Legal expenses cover

  • After the Event insurance (ATE insurance)

  • Private payment

We will be happy to discuss funding with you to find the best option for your circumstances.

What is the time limit for bringing a farm accident compensation claim?

In the UK, the standard time limit for personal injury claims, including farm accident claims, is generally three years from the date of the accident or from the date when you first became aware of your injuries. This is stipulated under the Limitation Act 1980.

For the ROI, the standard time limit is generally two years for a farm accident claim.

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