New Facebook Resource Collects Stories About Injured Farm Workers
Farm accidents are so common there’s even a Facebook page dedicated to them: Stop Farm Accidents.
Launched in 2012, the website is dedicated to collecting stories about injured farmers.
The site collects stories about Irish farm injured or killed on the job and offers videos that detail first-hand accounts of “rushing against time, working alone, taking just one risk too far.”
“Most farmers think [accidents] will never happen to them,” Stop Farm Accidents says. “Then reality kicks in.”
Although Stop Farm Accidents is a product of the Irish Health & Safety Authority, the stories, safety tips, links to safety courses and a make-my-farm-safer risk-assessment test are useful for farmers around the world. You can also share your own story with the click of a mouse.
The resource has attracted 530 “likes” since its inception in 2012 and is most popular with youth farm .
Compensation is Available
If you have suffered an injury on the job, if one of your family members has been injured on the job, or if you have lost wages due to a work-related injury, you may be entitled to compensation−including payments over and above Worker’s Compensation. For a free and totally confidential consultation, contact the Farm Injury Resource Center. No matter what state you live in, your employment status is or your nationality, we can help.