IL injury lawyerAgriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the nation. There were more than 21,000 injuries between 2021 and 2022 in the agricultural production industry that necessitated employee time away from work. Considering the agricultural industry is well-known for under-reporting injuries, this number may be far from accurate.  

Almost a third of agricultural injuries are from falls. The agricultural industry (which includes hunting, fishing, and forestry), consistently has the highest rate of fatalities from work-related injuries. The main cause of death for farm workers is from transportation accidents. Injuries from farming can also occur when the worker is handling livestock or is exposed to chemical pesticides.

Because workers’ compensation laws can be complicated, it is essential that you speak to a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney from McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC. Once you have a lawyer who will fight for your rights and your future, you can take the time you need to heal from your injuries.