Thousands of farmers are injured or killed every year in preventable accidents.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an agricultural accident, and you find yourself asking, “Could simple safety precautions have prevented this?” take a few minutes to discuss your case with an Illinois farm injury lawyer at Schum Law. We have years of experience and knowledge to support our representation of clients injured in farm accidents.

Illinois farm tractor accidents.

Forty-one percent of farm fatalities involve tractors and two-thirds of these accidents involve tractor rollovers. Studies show that most of these deaths could have been prevented if the tractors had been equipped with rollover protective structures (ROPS) and seat belts.

Agricultural accidents caused by OSHA violations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards regarding agricultural working conditions. They establish mandatory regulations concerning machine guarding, personal protective equipment and ventilation on farms. The lack of these safety features is often a contributing factor in causing a farm injury.

Additional areas:

  • Combine collisions
  • Equipment failures
  • Livestock mishaps
  • Grain bin hazards and explosions
  • Ventilation system failures
  • Pesticide exposure
  • Dangerous or poorly maintained equipment
  • Defective farm machinery
  • Chemical exposure

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Proper safety rules and building codes are in place to ensure that an agricultural site is a safe place to work. However, farm injuries frequently result from the following mistakes:

  • Poor building design
  • Incorrectly installed electrical power
  • Improper livestock handling
  • Inadequately guarded walkways
  • Defective farm machinery and other equipment
  • Gas explosions

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