4 Steps to Take After a Farming Accident to Protect Yourself
Farming is a dangerous job. Farmers and agricultural professionals work around big machinery and complicated equipment everyday. And when an injury happens anyone is easily overwhelmed at what to do next.
Even if you don’t suspect an accident was the cause of neglect, it’s important that you put yourself and your family first. You need to make sure that you take care of yourself first. There’s a good chance that insurance companies and employers will do the same.
Follow These 4 Steps After a Farming Accident
- Get Medical Attention
Even if your injury “isn’t that bad”, you should be cautious and seek medical attention. Some injuries might not seem that bad on the surface but can get worse with time. If you have to submit a workers’ comp claim or another type of personal injury claim your medical visit can help bolster your suit.
- Document Everything
It’s important that you document everything. Take good notes of what happened directly after your save and can. Go back and take images of the area, equipment, your injury, the progress of your injury – everything. If you have to file a case in the future but look “normal” a judge or court might not feel you deserve adequate compensation for your injuries.
- Report The Accident to Your Employer
If you fail to report defective or broken equipment you could be opening yourself up to a lawsuit. By reporting the accident your employer has a duty to make sure the equipment and areas are safe.
- Contact our Lawyers
Our Farm Accident Lawyers handle several cases a year. Not every case is the same. Most cases need to be investigated by a professional to build a strong case. We have resources available to help build your best case.
Contact Rockford Farm Accident Lawyers Today
You have the right to explore all legal options. Don’t let the insurance companies push you around. Don’t settle for the lowest compensation from a workers’ comp claim. Let our lawyers help you navigate your injury claim.
We have experience working with farming and agricultural injuries. The compensation you receive depends on winning your best case.
Let us help you navigate the road ahead. If you or a loved one has suffered a farm or agricultural based injury call, text, or email our Lawyers at (815) 964-8303 for a FREE, confidential, and honest consultation about how we may be able to help in your case.