Cincinnati Farming Accident Lawyer
The Dangers of Farm Work
When most people think of farm work, they conjure up idyllic images such
as a hardworking farmer in overalls walking behind a plow, early morning
cow milking and ending a long day's work by retiring to a quaint farm
house. What they don't usually think of is the fact that farm work
is dangerous. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that
the agricultural industry has one of the highest rates of fatal workplace
accidents in the country.
Another thing that most people do not realize is that the vast majority
of farmers are no longer private landowners with small family farms-the
farming industry has largely been taken over by large corporations who
run vast mega-farms that stretch to the horizon. The people who are employed
on these farms are generally working in industrial settings and are exposed
to serious health hazards on a daily basis.
Common Types of Farm Accidents
A large percentage of farm accidents occur as a result of defective equipment
and machinery, whether the equipment lacks proper safety guards or if
it suffers a sudden and catastrophic malfunction. Others are the result
of reckless behavior and negligent operation on the part of fellow coworkers
or subcontractors, as in the case of falling objects, tractor rollover
and motor vehicle accidents. Other types of accidents range from electrocution
to toxic chemical exposure, silo entrapment and even livestock incidents.
Compensation for a Farm Accident Injury
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be eligible to
claim benefits through workers' compensation. Even if your claim is
approved, however, you would still most likely be struggling to make ends
meet, given that workers' comp only provides partial replacement for
lost wages. If you are determined to maximize the amount of compensation
you can receive for your injury or the
wrongful death of a loved one, bring the case to The Moore Law Firm. We can review the
situation to determine whether you have grounds for a
personal injury or
product liability claim which could provide you with full compensation for your medical
expenses, your lost income and even damages for your pain and suffering.
Contact us now for a
free case evaluation to learn how much your accident claim may be worth and to take the first
steps in your case.