When farm accidents are serious, know your legal options
June 9, 2015 Published in Firm News,Personal Injury
While working on a farm can be incredibly fulfilling, it can also be quite grueling, physically and mentally. People in this industry often work long hours doing manual labor, no matter what the weather is. They work with huge machines and animals that don’t always do what they are expected to do.
Because of all these challenges, there is a very real risk to the health and safety of farm workers on a regular basis. If you work in farming, you are likely aware of these risks and do what you can to minimize them. However, you also need to be aware of what you can and should do in the event of an accident.
An injury or illness can put a farm worker’s life and livelihood on hold, which can put incredible financial stress on the worker and his or her family. Thankfully, there is compensation that may be available to those impacted by a farming accident.
Pursuing this compensation typically requires some legal action. A personal injury claim can be filed against a negligent party, which may include an employer, a product manufacturer, a property owner or another worker. This can be complicated and overwhelming for people without a legal background and experience, especially when they are also coping with a serious injury or the loss of a loved one after an accident.
Farming accidents have the potential to be catastrophic. Not only is there a risk of back injuries, broken bones and work-related illnesses, people have also lost their limbs and their lives when something goes wrong on the job.
This is why it can be so crucial to work with an attorney to pursue the compensation you may be eligible to receive. With legal support, you can stay focused on recovering instead of the legal complexities of your case.
The attorneys at Kanoski Bresney have experience working with people who have been in this difficult situation and we have helped people across Illinois pursue compensation after a farm accident. For more information on our firm and our capabilities, please visit our website.