The problems that farm accident victims face are often made
worse by other factors unique to farm life. There are often lapses in time
between the accident and its discovery, and emergency personnel may be delayed
in arriving at the accident site. Proper preparation and the ability to make
good decisions quickly are often the keys in helping a farm accident victim.
Although not intended as medical or legal advice, the following
information gives general recommendations and procedures for the person arriving
first to a farm accident. We invite you to contact us with the specifics of your
accident for our legal analysis of your rights.
5 IMPORTANT STEPS AT A FARM ACCIDENT
- Stay calm at an accident scene.
- Shut off equipment and remove other potential hazards at an accident
scene. Don't endanger your own life to approach the victim.
- Check the victim's airway, breathing, and circulation. Provide CPR as
medically necessary. All farm workers should be properly trained and
certified annually in CPR.
- Control bleeding. If the injured part is not entrapped and is vigorously
bleeding, immediately apply a tight pressure bandage.
- Get help. If you discover an accident victim away from immediate help,
assist the victim first. Call emergency personnel as soon as possible and be
sure to report the exact location of the accident. Never hang up until the
emergency operator tells you to.
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