Farming: a dangerous occupation

Farming: a dangerous occupation

Farmers are more likely to die at work than any other Victorian worker. During the past five years, 30 per cent of workplace fatalities occurred on farms. Experienced farmers were no exception. On average, 10 farmers every week are injured seriously enough to lodge a worker's compensation claim. They may require hospitalisation or significant time off work. Earlier this year, WorkSafe launched a new campaign that promoted the importance of safety to farming communities. The recent deaths of three men in three days in separate farm incidents is a timely reminder that farmers and farm workers are at high risk of death, injury or illness while on the job. Adviceline Injury Lawyers was recently successful in helping an injured farm worker obtain compensation in the form of weekly payments following a farm-related accident. We are also advising the worker about the prospects of a common law claim. If you or someone that you know has suffered injury whilst working on a farm, call our experts at Adviceline Injury Lawyers on (03) 9321 9988.

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