An accident on a farm can have serious consequences and result in severe injuries. Much like a semi-truck, most farm implements are heavy and dangerous. Common injuries for farm accidents include severed limbs, inhalation of harmful fumes, suffocation, and even death. The cause of a farm accident can come from a variety of sources, such as from an improperly functioning piece of equipment or through the negligence of third parties. The medical care necessary to treat farming accidents is typically significant, lasting long time periods and costing large sums of money. Seeking recovery for these damages is a financial necessity, as is getting back to work. On most farms, there is not a staff of workers waiting to do your job when you are hurt, so taking immediate steps towards recovery is imperative.
The recovery from a farming accident can be long and difficult. Depending on your injuries, the effects may last a lifetime, and this fact is something to take into account when pursuing a personal injury claim for a farm related accident. Acting quickly will help you to get the care you need. If you have been in a farming accident, you must take immediate action, as one story illustrates:
- A farmer in Iowa was performing daily and ordinary farming functions when a piece of his clothing got caught in a machine. This resulted in the machine pulling the man in, and causing a catastrophic injury.
- In an instant, the man was torn nearly in half.
- An emergency med-flight land year later, this man still gets chills when he tells the story of how he is lucky to have his legs, and to be alive.
Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Extra training and care must be taken when operating heavy machinery, but even the most diligent farmer cannot avoid an accident if the equipment malfunctions. When that happens, the manufacturer and possibly other parties along the chain of production should be held liable for the injuries caused by faulty machinery. We can help you to identify the cause of your injury, and pursue claims against the responsible parties. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
If you have been in a farming accident, call our office to learn your options. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.