Most Hazardous Industries for Workers
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, agriculture ranks among the nation’s most hazardous industries, with farmers at high risk for both fatal and nonfatal injuries. In 2016, 417 farmer workers died from a work-related injury, with tractor overturns as the leading cause of death.
Additionally, approximately 100 farm workers per day suffer an injury that results in lost work time. The most common work-related injuries suffered by farmers include those caused by tractor overturns, falls from structures, machine entanglements and suffocation, as well as environmental hazards such as fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals.
Agricultural Work Injuries
Many injuries related to agricultural work can be severe enough to upend your life and hamper your ability to earn an income. In many cases, lost wages impact not only the person who has been injured, but also his or her entire family. After becoming injured, an individual may lose the ability to work and earn an income for an extended period of time – perhaps even indefinitely.
If You’ve Been Injured in an Agricultural Work Accident
If you’ve been injured in an agricultural accident, you may be entitled to a monetary settlement to aid in your recovery. In general, the more severe the injury, the greater the medical expenses – and the greater the emotional trauma associated with the event. You may be entitled to additional compensation for lost wages if you are unable to work as a result of your injury.
Contact the experienced and compassionate attorneys at English Lloyd and Armenta to ensure you get the legal representation you deserve. Give us a call and let us help you get back on the road to recovery.
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