Think safety, Farm safely

For the fifth year in a row, the agriculture sector has more work place accidents* and injuries than any other, according to the Health and Safety Authority. More than 1000 people a year suffer personal injuries* in farming accidents, and it accounted for over 50% of work place fatalities in 2014. The farm is a place where caution and good working practises are essential.

To ensure that you are farming as safely as possible and to prevent you and others from suffering personal injuries* in accidents on your farm, you should visit the IFA website at You will find helpful tips there on how to avoid farming accidents* and you can also download a risk assessment form.

Some accidents are unavoidable and it is therefore essential that you are insured against potential personal injury* actions. If you have been involved in an accident on a farm you should consult with a solicitor who specialises in personal injuries* at the earliest possible opportunity.

For further information on farming accidents* or indeed any aspect of agricultural or personal injury* law, please do not hesitate to contact Hanahoe and Hanahoe solicitors on 045 897784 or at

This article is merely for information purposes and is not and should not be taken as legal advice. If you have any queries in relation to this or any other aspect of agricultural or personal Injury* law, you should consult with a solicitor who specialises in agricultural and personal injury law.* No solicitor/client relationship or duty of care or liability of any nature exists between you and Hanahoe and Hanahoe solicitors, until you receive written confirmation that we are acting as solicitors on your behalf.

*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.