Farm Equipment Accident Lawyers

Farm Equipment Accidents

Farming is a vital industry that literally provides the essential resources to sustain our communities. However, due to the nature of agricultural work and the equipment involved, accidents resulting in personal injuries or death can and do frequently occur. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Farming causes 20 deaths per 100,000 full time workers per year, while the average in the United States is 3.6 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Injuries are often caused by tractor overturns, roadway crashes, falls, slips, and trips, violent animals, exposure to dangerous pesticides, fertilizers, or other chemicals, machinery malfunctions, negligent maintenance of buildings and silos, a lack of training on how to use dangerous equipment, an employer failing to provide proper protective gear, or the failure to warn of known dangers on the farm.

Gruel Mills Will Help You Sort it Out

If you are injured on a farm while employed there, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits – but not all farmers must participate in the workers’ compensation system and not all agricultural employees are covered. If you are not able to recover workers’ compensation benefits, you may have a claim against your employer for negligence. You may also have claims against other parties, such as a machinery manufacturer or maintenance company, or another contractor. If you are injured while visiting a farm that offers fresh dairy products or U-pick produce, the farm may be liable because you are an “invitee” under the law and the farm must take reasonable steps to protect you from hazards on the land.

If you or a loved one has suffered a farming injury, contact the skilled attorneys at Gruel Mills today. We have experience pursuing all types of farm injury claims, and we will guide you through the process and ensure that you get the best possible recovery that will aid you in recovering and rebuilding your life.

To schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation of your farming injury claim with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us online or call us at 616-235-5500. We handle these cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay for our services unless we recover money for you.

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