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Who is liable if a contractor has an accident on your farm?

If a tractor driver is injured cutting the silage on your farm, are you legally responsible? And what if a contractor damages your property?

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Danger: silage season is a time when contractors and farmers are working even longer hours than usual and unfortunately, accidents do happen

Danger: silage season is a time when contractors and farmers are working even longer hours than usual and unfortunately, accidents do happen

Danger: silage season is a time when contractors and farmers are working even longer hours than usual and unfortunately, accidents do happen

According to the Health & Safety Authority, vehicles and machinery are the main cause of farm accidents in Ireland, accounting for 50pc of all farm deaths in the past ten years.

Silage season is a time when contractors and farmers are working even longer hours than usual and unfortunately, accidents do happen.

Here are a few common questions that can arise during peak silage time: