As a farm worker, you are at high risk for on-the-job injuries and death. Yet many injured farmers miss out on the compensation they deserve when they suffer such injuries. Some are afraid to reach out for help due to concerns over confidentiality. Others misunderstand the legal system or think they don’t have any rights.
Both these concerns are unnecessary. The Farm Injury Resource Center (FIRC) wants you to know that you do have rights, and confidential help is available.
FIRC is dedicated to providing totally confidential help and resources to injured farmers. We help you exercise your rights, so you can claim the money and other benefits you may be entitled to.
The Farm Injury Resource Center can answer your questions about how to get the help you need. Consider it your one-stop shop for information about:
- Types of farm equipment malfunctions
- Types of injuries you’re at risk for when you use farm equipment
- What to do if you’ve been injured, lost wages or lost a loved one while working on a farm
- Safety practices you can use to lessen your risk of injury and death while working on a farm
You are not at fault!
It’s important to understand that if you’ve been injured while working on a farm, it’s not your fault: Defective equipment is to blame for the majority of farm injuries and deaths. The fact is: Farm machinery is not designed safely. Corporations manufacture farm equipment that fails to adequately protect . That means you deserve to receive compensation − including payments over and above Worker’s Compensation − for losses of health, income and/or loved ones.
There are many types of compensation you may be eligible for, and pursuing compensation is definitely worth your while.
Contact Us Toll-Free, 24 Hours a Day
If you have been injured by farm equipment or have lost wages or loved ones due to injury while working on a farm, you have been wronged and you deserve justice.
For a free and totally confidential consultation, contact the Farm Injury Resource Center.