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Front-End Loader Accidents

Farmers and others use front-end loaders to lift and move large, heavy objects and materials such as hay bales or machine parts. Front-end loaders are extremely dangerous when manufacturers allow them to be sold by their dealers for use on tractors lacking falling object protection. In addition, a front-end loader is the implement most frequently attached to tractors involved in rollovers.

Perhaps the most damaging front-end loader accidents occurring since 1975 happen when round hay bales fall from a raised loader onto the operator. These front-end loader accidents frequently cause paralysis or death. Large hay bales can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds - that’s as much as a small car! These accidents can happen when poorly located controls are accidentally activated as the operator is looking in another direction. No front-end loader should ever be sold for a tractor without falling object protection. If one of these accidents happens to you or a loved one, contact the Locks Law Firm.

Tractor and tractor accessory accidents can be extremely dangerous and common. They frequently could have been avoided had the manufacturer included safety devices on the machine as standard equipment. Hay baler accidents, front-end loader accidents, and auger accidents can cause debilitating injury and death to operators. Some injuries that result from these accidents prevent farmers from returning to work, causing a large financial burden on the farmer and his family. Persons injured in accidents may be entitled to compensation if defective machinery caused their accident. The Locks Law Firm has experience helping these persons and their families receive the compensation that they deserve in these types of cases. Contact the Locks Law Firm today to discuss your case.

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