Farming Accidents in Indiana
Farming ranks among the most hazardous occupations in the United States. Every year farms in the US witness more than 120,000 injuries, including accidental amputations. There are also about 3,000 reported deaths due to farm-related accidents.
A 2012 report released by Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program lists Indiana as having 26 on-farm accidents, including cases such as tractor overturns, equipment malfunctions, workers being run over by farm equipment and more. The study also lists another nine incidents where motorists collided with farm equipment on public highways. Indiana is also number one among all states in grain entrapment fatalities, wherein farm hands get submerged in grain and cannot get out.
A majority of these work injuries and fatalities are avoidable if farm workers are provided with proper safety equipment and training. Ensuring that farm equipment is kept in good shape would also contribute in the reduction of injuries and fatalities. Grain entrapment accidents can be avoided by simply ensuring that there is someone keeping an eye on the farm workers as they go about their work.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death in a farm accident, contact a personal injury lawyer to determine if it is possible to claim damages from those responsible. The claim would stick depending on the circumstances of the case and the extent to which the farm owner or those responsible were negligent in taking reasonable and adequate precautions against possible mishaps.
Wagner Reese has experienced Indiana personal injury lawyers who will study the case in-depth and prepare a strong lawsuit for compensation, as our track record shows. Contact us at (888) 204-8440 for a free consultation with our Indiana injury attorneys. We do not charge any money upfront, and you do not have to pay us anything until you receive your settlement.