Farm Accidents

Experienced Indianapolis Farm Accident Lawyers

  • Each day, approximately 100 farm workers suffer injuries that cause them to miss time from work.
  • Each year, hundreds of farm workers die in avoidable accidents. This includes tractor overturns, which are the leading cause of death on agricultural farms.
  • Roll-over protective structures (ROPS) are "[t]he most effective way to prevent tractor overturn deaths." Despite widespread availability, less than two-thirds of farm tractors in the US are equipped with ROPS.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers for Farm Workers and Their Families

10 Common Factors in Farm Accidents

  • Dangerous and defective tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Entanglement and other machinery-related accidents
  • Entrapment in a silo or barn
  • Loading, unloading, and dumping
  • Inadequate access to medical care (particularly in rural areas)
  • Inadequate safety equipment, training, or supervision
  • Internal injuries and cancers from inhalation of fumes or particulates
  • Poorly maintained tractors and farming equipment
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Tractor overturns

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs): Your Rights after a Farm Accident in Indiana

FAQ SECTION

Q: Am I entitled to workers' compensation if I was injured on a farm in Indiana?

Q: What if I made a mistake that led to my injury?

Q: What should I do to protect my legal rights?

  • seek prompt medical attention;
  • follow your doctor's advice (stay home from work if told to do so);
  • write down everything you remember and be sure to keep any photos you took with your phone;
  • write down the names of any co-workers who witnessed the accident; and
  • schedule a free consultation with our experienced Indianapolis farm accident lawyers.

Caress Worland Law Group | Indianapolis Farm Accident Lawyers for Workers and Their Families