Agricultural and farm-related work remains a crucial component of Iowa’s economy. Farm workers face a range of potential workplace injuries, including loss of limbs in equipment accidents and dehydration from working long hours in the sun. However, the most common and most dangerous form of injury affecting farm workers is tractor overturn. Over 90% of all farm-work-related deaths occur in tractor overturn accidents.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a tractor overturn accident, an experienced legal professional can help you to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits that you need to attend to your medical bills and certain other concerns. Contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today to discuss your case.
Injuries Resulting from Tractor Overturn
The safety concerns relating to tractor overturns are significant. While certain safety devices, such as roll-over protective structures, can significantly reduce the risk of tractor overturn injuries and fatalities, many farms continue to use devices manufactured without this equipment. Common injuries resulting from tractor overturn include:
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations and bruising
- Internal organ damage, particularly collapsed lungs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Concussions and/or coma
Additionally, the presence of spilled battery acid and other fluids may increase the risk of chemical burns, or assorted forms of poisoning that result from toxic exposure when a tractor has overturned.
If you have been the victim of an overturned tractor accident, you may be entitled to receive benefits under the law. Contact a Des Moines workplace accident attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss your situation with a qualified legal professional.