- 93,000 farm suffered on-the-job injuries between 1997 and 2005, according to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
- During that same period, another 7,571 farm died on the job.
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Farming Injuries are Severe
Farming is one of the most hazardous industry sectors in the United States. Every day, farm are seriously injured in various and horrifying ways, including:
- being burned and/or killed in fires and explosions
- losing legs and arms to amputation
- being crushed and maimed by machinery
- becoming entangled in power-take-off shafts
- being electrocuted.
Compensation is Available
It isn’t right that farmers are exposed to such high hazards on the job—especially when so many accidents could be prevented if manufacturers produced safe equipment and included warnings on their products.
If you are an injured farm worker, if one of your family members has been injured or died working on a farm, or if you have lost wages due to injury, you are entitled to payments to help you recover medical and other costs.
Farm who are injured or killed on the job may be eligible to receive payment for several types of compensation, including:
- Medical bills
- Skills training
- Lost income
- Physical suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disability benefits
No matter what state you live in, what your work status is, or what your nationality is, help is available. For a free and totally confidential consultation, contact the Farm Injury Resource Center.
Let us help you win the compensation you deserve.