Farm work consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. As recently as 2015, it placed fourth on the U.S. Department of Labor’s list of most dangerous occupations. The country’s more than 2 million agricultural employees are constantly working with heavy equipment and livestock, which carry a risk of serious injury.
If you have been seriously injured in a tractor rollover or another farming accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson an help. Call us at 800-334-6112 or fill out our FREE case evaluation form so we can discuss your potential case.
The Risks of Tractor Rollovers
Farming transportation incidents, led by tractor rollovers, are the single most lethal on-the-job hazard agricultural workers face. Approximately 100 people die in tractor rollovers every year.
If you have been injured in a tractor rollover, call the personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson at 800-334-6112.
The major causes of side rollovers include:
- Driving too close to an incline or embankment
- Driving too fast when negotiating a curve
- Driving the tractor with a loaded front-end loader in the raised position
- Uneven braking while traveling at high speeds
- Losing control of the tractor due to excessive load size
The best way to protect these workers from rollovers is to equip tractors with roll-over protection structures that safeguard the operator in case of a rollover. But fewer than 60 percent of the country’s tractors are equipped with these devices. Avoiding backing down hills and driving around ditches instead of across them can also help operators avoid rollovers.
Contact a Tractor Rollover Lawyer at Burg Simpson Today
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims. We have the experience, resources, and reputation to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
If you have been hurt in a tractor rollover incident, call one of our personal injury lawyers at 800-334-6112 or complete our FREE case evaluation form to discuss your potential claim.