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Farm and Tree Nursery Workers Exempt From Workers Compensation

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Today, I went to McMinnville ,Tn for a deposition in a case . The tree and shrub nursery industry is big business in Warren County ,Tennessee. The point is that farm workers which includes tree nursery workers are not covered under workers compensation laws. It is optional with the employer. It is yet another example of the failure of the workers compensation laws to protect the the working man or woman. If there is no workers compensation insurance , a farm worker has to prove negligence on the employer in order to get his medical bills and lost wages paid. Farming is a dangerous job.Tractors , machinery , and trucks are all used in farming, but there is no laws to protect our farm workers. Shame on our lawmakers for failing to protect everyone. I guess it is more important to protect Farm Bureau Insurance Company.