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3 Common Negligent Causes of Farming Accidents that Can Result in Serious Injury

Farming is a dangerous profession and with it comes with the possibility of sustaining serious injuries. Many of these injuries are preventable and occur as the result of the negligence or recklessness of another party. In these situations, the injury should not have occurred and the parties responsible should be held accountable for the physical, emotional, and financial trauma they have inflicted. A few of these common negligent causes of farming accidents are listed below.

  1. Defective Equipment: Modern day farming requires the use of many different types of machinery and equipment, such as tractors, aircraft sprayers for pesticides, cutters and shredders, all of which have the potential to inflict serious injury, disfigurement, and even death when they are not used correctly or are not working properly. Sometimes these machines do not work properly due to a manufacturing error. In these cases, the manufacturer of the defective product can be held legally and financially accountable for the damage and injuries they have caused.
  2. Lack of Proper Training: Sometimes farm employees are not properly trained for the machinery and tools they must use in their job, which can result in serious injury when the equipment is improperly used. If these workers sustain injury due to improperly using these tools from lack of training, their employers can be held responsible for their negligence and can be made to pay damages for the injuries their actions caused.
  3. Lack of Proper Safety Precautions: Serious injury and death can result from lack of safety precautions, such as warning signs, safety goggles and gloves, railing for heights, and a number of other necessary precautions that must be in place for a safe working environment, especially around dangerous machinery and places with a high-risk of injury. If these safety precautions are not in place and an employee is injured, the owners of the farm can and should be held responsible for their recklessness.

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