Contrary to the common perception of open spaces and peaceful
surroundings, farming ranks among the most hazardous industries in the United
States. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, every year thousands of farm
workers are injured and hundreds more die in farming accidents.
Most farm accidents and fatalities involve machinery, especially
tractors. Overall, tractors account for about 32% of the deaths and 6% of
non-fatal injuries in agriculture. The leading causes of tractor-related
fatalities are overturns (54%), runovers (24%) and highway incidents (13%).
For more than 25 years, the attorneys at Eckman, Strandness &
Egan have been committed to helping the victims of farming accidents. Negligence
and defective products or machinery on the farm often produce devastating
results, and we know how to help families and victims in those situations.
Contact us if you have been the victim of a farm accident caused
by another's negligence. We also encourage you to explore the links we've set up
below with helpful information on how to prevent farm accidents and how to
respond to accidents should you happen to encounter one.
Improving Safety on the Farm
First Response to Farm Accidents