Farm Accidents

Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of all injured victims. Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. A farm industry accident nearly always has serious physical implications, huge medical expenses, and even loss of income or earning potential. Most farm related accidents are avoidable, and sadly tragic. Our injury attorneys identify all potentially liable parties and fully assess the effect of the injuries on our client’s health and future quality of life.

Farming & Farm Equipment Accidents

Millions of Americans currently work on farms and within the agriculture industry. Working on and being a part of a farm has a rich history in America, and Wisconsin is no exception. American farmers are hard-working and proud. Agricultural work is often a rewarding way to support you and your family, but it can also be dangerous and even deadly if landowners, operators, and farm equipment manufacturers do not take safety seriously. Working on a farm requires dealing with a variety of risks including the operation of heavy machinery and the handling of toxic chemicals. Due to these types of exposure, farmers and farm workers are subject to accidents and injuries such as:

  • Tractor or equipment overturns
  • Farm structural falls
  • Falls sustained on the farm
  • Farm machine entanglements
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Defective machinery
  • Suffocation accidents
  • Noise issues

Farm Accident Attorney

In 2015, 401 farmers and farm workers died from a work-related injury, resulting in a fatality rate of 19.2 deaths per 100,000 workers. Aside from farm industry fatalities, 243 agricultural workers suffer injuries every day in the United States, 5% of which lead to permanent disabilities such as such as dismemberment, spinal cord injuries, or neck & back injuries. Along with these types of injuries come long-term consequences and limitations.

Negligent farm accidents may be the result of:

  • A farm equipment company that does not put adequate warnings on their products.
  • A piece of farming equipment is defective or dangerous.
  • A farm employer, owner, or operator removes safety devices, such as shields, from a piece of equipment.
  • A farm employer does not properly train workers to use the farm equipment.
  • A farm employer does not discontinue the use of a broken or faulty piece of equipment.

Hurt in a Farm-Related Accident

When it comes to the process of farming crops in Wisconsin; there are a variety of tools and heavy machines that help farmers and hired help to get the job done. Tractors, drills, combines, balers, loaders, and mowers aid in the preparation, planting, harvesting, yielding, and production of crops. The combination of people and machines mean that accidents are bound to happen. Many accidents that happen on a farm are due to negligence, and could have been avoided with extra caution, attention, warning labels, and/or adequate training. Any accident involving heavy farm machinery can lead to serious bodily injury, including loss of limbs and amputation, head or neck injuries and brain damage, back injuries and spinal injuries, disfigurement, or even death. Any of these injuries can keep you from returning to work, permanently lower your quality of life, and require ongoing medical treatment.

If someone else was responsible for your farm industry accident, they could be responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. The challenge that our attorneys have the experience to handle, is to help prove who is liable for your injuries and losses so that adequate compensation can be awarded.

Compensation for Injuries Resulting From Farm Accident 

The Wisconsin personal injury lawyers at Action Law Offices have helped accident victims and their families recover full and fair compensation for medical expenses, noneconomic damages, wrongful death, and more. In order to collect the money you need and deserve, one must demonstrate negligence. Contact an attorney at Action Law Offices. This is the first step toward filing a personal injury claim towards the pursuit of obtaining compensation for your damages.

With the help of an experienced farm industry accident attorney, you can seek compensation for medical expenses, ongoing medical treatment, wrongful death, pain and suffering, and additional, noneconomic damages. Your initial case evaluation with a farm accident attorney is at no cost to you. No fee unless we succeed on your claim.