Farming accidents are common in the heartland.
Agriculture is among the most dangerous occupations in the nation, and also one of the most familiar to those of us in rural Oklahoma. We rely on the wheat harvests each year, not to mention the fruits and vegetables for our wide array of annual festivals – from the Rush Springs watermelons to the Stilwell strawberries and the Porter and Stratford peaches. Every day nearly 500 farm workers suffer work-related injuries. Five percent of those result in permanent disabilities, according to the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that agricultural jobs have one of the highest death rates of any industry. Tractor rollovers are a primary cause for on-the-job farm accident injuries. Other causes can be attributed to hay balers, augers and backhoes, to name a few.
If you’ve been hurt in a farming accident, call the Vassar Law Firm today at 800-522-9443 for free legal advice.
Attorney Bill Vassar was raised in Chandler, Oklahoma – a small farming community just northeast of Oklahoma City – and he knows all about what can go wrong in a family or corporate farm environment. Tell him your story. Let him fight for you.