Workers’ Compensation for Farmers
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries. Farmers are at risk for both fatal and nonfatal injuries every single day that they are on the job. It has been reported that every day, about 100 agricultural workers suffer lost time due to a work injury. But, it’s not only farmers that are at risk for injuries; it’s also their families as well since most farmers live on site. Working in agriculture exposes you to physical and environmental hazards.
Contact Martin Law today to obtain workers’ compensation for your farming injury. With over 40 years of experience in workers’ compensation, we can help you with your claim. Call us at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation. We are one of the largest workers’ compensation law firms in the Philadelphia area and southeast Pennsylvania that represents farmers injured on the job.
At Martin Law, our attorneys are familiar with the types of accidents and injuries farmers are exposed to like:
- Incidents with animals: bites, kicks, transferring diseases, etc.
- Burns, illness, or poison exposure from chemicals
- Electrical incidents
- Falls from ladders or roofs
- Machinery malfunctions
- Crashes and falls from tractors, four-wheelers, animals, etc.
- Respiratory diseases
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- And more
If you’re injured on the job as a farmer, your employer is obligated to pay for your medical care, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Regardless of whether your employer’s insurance carrier has denied your claim, contact us after your farming injury!
Our lawyers will educate you about your rights to workers’ compensation and make sure your benefits are calculated correctly. We’ll also explore your options to pursue a lawsuit against third parties for negligence such as a manufacturer of unsafe equipment.
Don’t assume that you’re covered in the event of an injury at work. Contact experienced lawyers who will fight for you. We have offices across the Philly Metro area, Reading and the Lehigh Valley area. Your initial consultation is free, and we take no fees unless we secure your benefits or a settlement.