Farm Accident Attorneys for Dangerous Machinery and Chemical Exposure
We're proud to serve Southern Minnesota and our local farmers. Unfortunately, farm workers face significant dangers every day to provide quality food for the rest of us. Statistically, agricultural work is one of the most dangerous professions, and injuries prompt hefty medical bills and wrongful death cases. Farm injuries can occur as a result of falls, defective farm equipment or dangerous farm machinery, explosions/fires, tractor rollovers, exposure to fumes and chemicals, or the negligence of other people.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an agricultural accident, it's critical to contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately to fully investigate your personal injury claim and preserve critical evidence. You could be entitled to workers' compensation or a settlement offer. If defective farm equipment may have contributed to a farm accident or work-related injury, the product must be preserved as it was at the time of the agricultural injury and inspected promptly by an experienced product liability injury attorney.
The experienced attorneys at Maschka, Riedy, and Ries offer legal representation and will ensure all of your personal injury claims are paid in a timely fashion and that you receive all applicable benefits and fair compensation. Farm accident victims and their family members may be entitled to financial recovery for medical expenses, wrongful death, wage loss, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
Farm Accident Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about farm accident cases? We're here to help. Below, you can find the most frequently asked questions we hear from clients regarding farm accident injury claims.
There are many types of accidents when it comes to agricultural workers, but the most common ones that lead to personal injury after a catastrophic accident are those involving the following:
- Machinery: This can include tractors, combines, harvesters, and other equipment. There are many dangers associated with machinery, such as being crushed or trapped by, for example, tractor rollovers, or being struck by moving parts.
- Animals: This can include cows, horses, pigs, and other animals. They can kick, bite, or trample people.
- Trenches and Ditches: Trenches and ditches can be dangerous because they can easily cause someone to trip and fall.
- Chemicals: This can include agricultural chemicals and pesticide exposure. They can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and other health issues.
Farm accidents are a common occurrence, and they often result in serious personal injuries. Some of the most common personal injuries sustained in farm-related accidents include:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Eye injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
These are just some of the most common personal injuries that can be sustained in a farm-related accident. Every year, countless people are injured in agricultural accidents. Many of these injuries are life-altering and require extensive medical treatment. Beyond filing an insurance claim with your insurance company, if you've been injured in a farm accident, it's vital to contact a personal injury lawyer. An experienced farm accident lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries.
There is no doubt that a traumatic agricultural accident can result in emotional injury as well as physical injury. Farm-related accidents can be extremely violent and result in death or serious injury. Some people may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of a farm accident. PTSD is a condition that can cause flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts about the traumatic accident. Other people may even develop depression or anxiety after an agricultural accident. It's important to seek help if you're struggling emotionally after a farm accident. There are many resources available to help you cope with the aftermath of a traumatic accident.
The answer to this question is not always straightforward, as the determination can depend on a variety of factors. Generally, however, a personal injury claim may be filed if agricultural workers are injured as the result of another person's negligence or defective farm equipment. Certain activities on a farm can be inherently dangerous, such as working with livestock or using heavy machinery. In some cases, farm workers may be injured as a result of a faulty piece of farm equipment or because of the negligence of another individual. If this is the case, accident victims may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover damages.