Preventative measures are being taken in Missouri to help avoid such accidents.
It is estimated that there are more than 107,000 farms in Missouri, which employ nearly 300,000 workers. With such a large amount of workers, there are, unfortunately, a lot of injuries and fatalities.
There are a number of high-risk factors for farmworkers. Most of the farm accidents and fatalities involve farm equipment and machinery. There are also dangerous chemicals and pesticides that can be serious for workers if proper precautions are not taken.
Preventative measures are being taken in Missouri to help avoid such accidents. The Department of Labor and the Department of Agriculture have teamed up to create a safety program for all types of farms. The program is free.
The program includes the Department, upon request, to go out and examine the equipment and check on operating procedures to make sure they are safe. Farmers can thus make their farms safer for their workers by working with these professionals.
Missouri Workers Compensation Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a work-related injury call the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. Our legal team has a strong history of helping injured workers get the medical attention and financial compensation that they need. Contact our St. Louis, Missouri workers compensation law firm to ensure that your rights are protected. Please call (314) 361-4300 or toll-free at (888) 872-6795. You can also complete our Online Case Evaluation Form.