Tractor Injury Lawyers
There’s no question that tractors continue to contribute strongly to the productivity and efficiency of the farming industry. Yet, as important as they are, these heavyweights account for a number of farming-related fatalities and injuries. While most accidents occur when tractors roll over or when riders fall off, some incidents involve power take-off shafts, or PTO’s. Specifically, there is a risk of loose-fitting clothing getting caught within the shaft joint, pulling unsuspecting workers into the shaft.
Many older model tractors are now being equipped with rollover protection structures or “roll bars,” which provide protection for operators in the event that the tractor flips over. Yet, it is often up to the farm owner or operator to have their equipment and machinery updated. Imagine the case of a hired laborer that is seriously injured or killed when a tractor rolls over. If it is proven that the addition of roll bars could have prevented their injury, the owner of the tractor or property could be considered liable for their injuries.
Farming equipment, particularly tractors, require constant attention and inspection to ensure that they are balanced and operating safely. If an owner is negligent in providing regular maintenance, as well as installing proper guards, any hired hand or worker is at risk for catastrophic injury or death.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a tractor, and you suspect that negligence is involved, call the tractor injury attorneys at Wern Lawyers in North Charleston today. Our evaluation of your injury and product liability claim is free of charge.
Types Of Tractor Injuries
- Severe burns from fire or explosions
- Crushing injuries
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cervical or herniated disc problems
We Help Those Injured By Tractors
Farming and agricultural employers have the responsibility to protect the safety of workers on their farm. Similarly, manufacturers of farming equipment, including tractors, have the duty to prevent the selling of defective machinery to farmers and other businesses.
Thus, when a farm owner fails to regularly maintain equipment, or when a tractor is manufactured with a defect that makes it dangerous to operate, employees are clearly at risk. At Wern Lawyers, when you’ve suffered injury or death due to another’s negligence, we help you recover money for the damages and losses you’ve suffered. Contact us today for a free review of your tractor injury case, and we’ll work to make things right again.