What are some dangers of working on farms?
Missouri farmers like yourself know just how dangerous working on farmland can be. Whether it’s dealing with heavy-duty equipment or managing huge chunks of land by yourself or with minimal help, dangers can present themselves at any moment. We at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., understand that and wish to help you determine where the biggest risks are, and what you can do about them.
First off, the importance of your machinery shouldn’t be underestimated. You work with large and often heavy equipment pieces that can sometimes be hard to operate. Whether it’s a cultivator, an auger, or something as common as a tractor, the fact of the matter is that these items are much bigger and heavier than you. If something falls on you, or if you fall into something, you can face life-altering injuries like amputation, crush injuries or death.
Fortunately, some of these equipment-related accidents can be prevented by frequent maintenance. Unfortunately, some may occur because of malfunctions with the items themselves, and not all equipment may be well-maintained by the employers of your facility. Preventable accidents are always tragic, and manufacturing accidents that cannot be predicted can make you feel unsafe at your job in the future, especially if you sustain severe injury.
Types of injuries may vary, but the preventable ones caused by manufacturing mistakes or malfunctioning equipment can be particularly hard to handle. To read more about the possibility of compensation for any losses suffered in accidents with your equipment and other possible tragedies on your farm, please visit our web page.