MORE INJURY CLAIMS

Agriculture is one of of the most dangerous sectors to work in

Agriculture is one of of the most dangerous sectors to work in - Credit: Getty Images/Hemera

NFU Mutual report a stark rise in injury claims in 2013, particularly those involving people falling from height.

Farmers and smallholders are being urged to remain vigilant about the dangers they face after a rise in large personal injury insurance claims.

The number of serious accidents on farms is getting worse, not better, it says. While farming accounts for just 1.5 per cent of the UK workforce, it is responsible for 15-20 per cent of all workplace fatalities.