Many people working in the farming industry are prone to more dangerous situations, such as being hit by a car when driving their farming tractors, using machinery that is old or no longer in regulation, or exposure to the elements and chemicals that farming sometimes requires. It is important to be aware of these dangers as someone working in the farming sector and to be aware of your options.
Some of the most common potential dangers of farming are:
- Reckless drivers: Some drivers have little care for those around you. Although farmers drive their farming vehicles on the road for mere minutes, some people may not care to take caution and slow down to provide the safest distance between themselves and you. When this happens, it is important to pull over to the side of the road to allow them to pass.
- Exposure to old machinery: Farming equipment is expensive. If possible, make sure all equipment is up to date before attempting to use it. This will ensure that many preventable injuries do not occur.
- Exposure to chemicals: Farming requires the use of some pesticides and fertilizers which can be hazardous to your health. It is important to recognize which chemicals you are working with and to have proper ventilation when working with them. Some chemicals can leave lasting illnesses, such as bone, bladder, breast, brain, and cervical cancer. Continue to monitor your health and seek medical attention if you notice anything abnormal.
Farming can be extremely dangerous to many people, even those who take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from certain damages. Although we can attempt to protect ourselves, sometimes it is not always possible. Sometimes we suffer illness because of someone else’s negligence, like drivers not paying attention or a lack of updated equipment. When situations like this occur, it is important to know your options. First, seek medical attention to tend to all of your injuries properly. Next, it is important to hire someone who can navigate all of your legal proceedings, medical bills, and insurance claims. Hiring an attorney can allow you to focus on your injuries and recovery while ensuring your case moving along in the proper channels.
If you or a loved one has recently suffered an illness or injury due to a farming-related incident, you may be entitled to some compensation. The knowledgeable attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. may help you receive the proper compensation you deserve when a farming injury occurs. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation at [firm-number].
Our attorneys are well versed with farming-related Personal Injury cases. Founding Partner, Jim Spiros was recently featured on local Kankakee radio stations WVLI The Valley, WIVR River Country, and WFAV FAVorite Hits. You can listen to the interview below. In the interview, Jim took the opportunity to explain farm safety and things to be aware of when thinking about farm safety. Farm safety is extremely important, especially during planting and harvest seasons when farmers are driving their vehicles on the road day and night.