If you have suffered an injury while working on a farm, contact the spinal injury lawyers of Golitko & Daly serving Kokomo.
A farm’s livelihood depends on the hard work of its employees, as well as the advanced technology and equipment that keep operations running smoothly. When an accident injures a farm employee, the consequences can be devastating.
The personal injury lawyers at Golitko & Daly have vast experience in representing employees who have been injured while working on a farm. We take great pride in helping the hard-working people of Indianapolis and Kokomo to collect the damages they need to rebuild their lives following a work-related injury.
Types of Farming Accidents
Farming accidents can involve heavy-duty machinery, tools, and other equipment utilized in the daily maintenance of an agricultural operation.
Often, equipment- or machinery-based farming incidents are the result of improper operation, malfunction, or a disregard for proper safety standards. Farm accidents known as a common cause of spinal injury include:
- An employee becoming tangled in moving equipment
- Tractors that roll over on top of an employee
- Flailing parts or equipment extensions
- Falling machinery parts that strike an employee
- A fall from a large piece of machinery, such as a combine
Machinery that is commonly involved in farm accidents causing spinal injury include:
- Corn pickers
- Skid loaders
Employees who use any of these pieces of machinery should know the safety standards and understand all related risks.
In addition to equipment-related accidents, heavy lifting and livestock have the potential to injure employees. Extenuated stress on the back, or a fast jolt of movement can result in spinal injury. Cows, horses and other large animals can charge or kick an employee, causing serious damage. Since farm animals are unpredictable, the risk of an injury remains relatively high regardless of the safety precautions an employee follows.
Farming incidents can cause broken or displaced vertebrae, damaged or worn discs, and damaged nerves. Spinal cord damage, which can cause paralysis or death, is also a risk farm employees face on a daily basis.
If you have suffered from an accident that occurred while you were working on a farm, contact us today to learn about your rights. We have the experience and expertise necessary to help you collect compensation.
We have worked with several farm employees injured in work-related accidents, and we understand the toll a spinal injury can take on an individual. As with most other occupations, workers' compensation is available in many cases to help employees pay for the treatment they need. Other compensation may be available to cover medical bills and income lost while undergoing treatment, recovering, or living with a disability. In addition to workers' compensation, employees who are injured because of an equipment malfunction may also be entitled to damages collected from the manufacturer. The surest way to collect enough compensation to cover your expenses is to enlist the help of an expert attorney who can uphold your best interests in this complex process.
If you have been injured in a farming accident, we are here to help you collect the damages you deserve. Contact us today.