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.
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 an initial case evaluation to learn how much your accident claim may be worth and to take the first steps in your case.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of another person's negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. Whether you were hurt in a truck accident or auto accident, have suffered injuries as a result of a medical malpractice incident or were a victim of corporate negligence — the simple fact is that you should not be forced to pay the price for another person's careless or reckless actions.
The legal system gives you the right to seek justice for these wrongs — take advantage of your rights. The most effective step you can take to secure your right to fair compensation for your losses is to hire a Cincinnati personal injury attorney to advocate on your behalf and represent your case to the insurance company.
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