According to recent statistics from the US Health and Safety Authority, 18 fatalities were reported in agriculture in 2015 while 30 were reported in 2014. Agriculture holds the record for having the highest fatality numbers above all other sectors for the sixth year in a row.
In 2015, 55 deaths were caused by work-related accidents which, according to the HAS, is the exact number as 2014. Across all sectors, vehicle-involved incidents were the main cause of fatal workplace accidents – a total of 21, reports the HAS. All these numbers show that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.
Common Questions about Farm Accidents and Claims
Here is a look at more common questions that people in New York have about farm accidents and claims:
Q: I am concerned about my son’s safety while he works on a farm this summer. Are there programs to help prevent farm accidents?
A: States are encouraged by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop and operate their own job health and safety programs. It provides approval and monitoring of those plans. Unfortunately, while the injury and fatality rates in construction and other dangerous industries have dropped, the number of farming accidents is not stemmed by the rules.
You should educate your son about safety rules and discuss your concerns with his employer. If an accident occurs and your son gets injured, contact a lawyer to find out if you have a legal case and file a claim.
Q: How long will the claims process take?
A: It depends on how complex your claim is, how severe the injuries or damages are and how willing the other parties involved in the incident are to cooperate. Your attorney will know what steps to take to speed up the claims process.
Q: How do I know if my claim will be covered?
A: Start by reviewing your policy. You may also want to talk to the Farmers’ Claim representative assigned to your claim or your Farmers’ agent so you can better understand the type of coverage you have bought and how it applies to your particular claim.
Q: How do I pick the right attorney to represent me?
A: Make sure that you choose a lawyer who is experienced in dealing with farming accidents such as yours. This is extremely important. Whether you file a claim or suit, it is important to have an experienced attorney who knows workers’ compensation, each step of the process and how to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
Get Legal Help for New York Farming Accidents
If you or a loved one in New York has been injured in a farming accident, you should immediately seek the help of the experienced and reliable personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.
You need legal help. This is why you need to call up RMFW Law. We have won vast amounts of money for previous clients who had viable claims, you too can be on this fantastic list. We know which legal windows to open and when to open them.
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