Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries. The Center for Disease control reports that the farming industry has a fatality rate of 19.2 deaths per 100,000 workers. Over 400 farm workers died from work-related accidents in 2015. Of these fatalities, one of the leading causes was transportation incidents, including tractor accidents.
Tractors are a critical part of farm work, and most farmers need to use them in order to run the farm properly. But they can also be extremely dangerous.
According to the CDC, one of the best ways to prevent tractor overturn deaths is called a Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS). But unfortunately, many tractors are not equipped with these life-saving devices. According to the 2011 Farm Safety Survey, of 4.4 million tractors in the United States, only about 2.6 million have ROPS equipment.
Farm site managers have a responsibility to ensure that workers are as safe as possible. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a tractor accident, you do not have to suffer in silence.
If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to a financial settlement. This can help compensate for large medical bills or missed wages as a result of your injury. While it cannot make up for the trauma of injury or the loss of a loved one, it can be an important step in holding negligent people accountable.
The amount of money you will receive depends on the injuries you suffered, but it also depends on the reputation and skill of your attorney. It is extremely important to hire an attorney with the experience necessary to help you win the best possible outcome.
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Our experienced team has a proven record of winning multimillion-dollar settlements for our clients. We will listen to your story and help you explore your options, possibly including compensation.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss tractor accidents and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.