Recovering Compensation For Workers Hurt In Farm Accidents
Our region of North Carolina is home to many forms of agriculture, such as the farming of tobacco, cotton, corn, soybeans, and the rearing of hogs. A booming agricultural operation requires a tremendous amount of manual labor that can result in injuries for workers.
At David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we understand the challenges facing injured farm workers. We know you are probably worried about how you will pay your bills, how you can get the treatment you need, and whether you will ever be able to go back to work on the farm again. You can rely on our experienced Wilmington farming injury lawyers to answer your questions and obtain the resources you need to get better.
Our team knows that you deserve quality legal care. Contact our firm today to begin with a free initial consultation.
How Are Farm Injuries Most Likely to Occur?
It is dangerous to work with farm equipment. When it comes to farm equipment, there is little room for error during operation, from power tools to large machinery. Among the most dangerous pieces of equipment are balers, corn pickers, grain augers, tractors and combines, chain saws, posthole diggers, harrows, and plows. Farm truck accidents are also common.
Besides farm equipment, farm structures such as grain bins, silos, and elevators can also pose a threat to workers. Some common grain bin and elevator hazards include:
- Fires and explosions
- Anhydrous ammonia accidents
- Inhaling grain in the bin and drowning/suffocating
- Accidents involving electricity
- Grain dust contaminated with mold
- CO2 buildup
It is possible for farm workers to suffer amputations, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, entrapment and suffocation, respiratory diseases, crush syndrome, electric shock, and burns in these types of accidents. There is a possibility of permanent disability, disfigurement, or even death if any of these injuries occur.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
We will investigate your situation to determine what you are eligible for, but most workers’ compensation claims result in benefits for wage loss and medical costs. There are also death benefits available for the families of workers who are killed in workplace accidents.
If your injury was caused by negligence, we may be able to obtain personal injury compensation for you in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
We have experience helping injured workers who have been hurt in a wide variety of ways, including:
- Head and spine injuries from tractor rollover cases
- Back injuries from repetitive lifting
- Chemical exposure from fertilizers and pesticides
- Shoulder and joint injuries from picking crops and lifting equipment
Accidents happen, but getting the benefits you deserve when you need them is no accident. It will take strategic representation from an attorney with the resources to protect your rights.
Why Hire David & Associates For Your Wilmington Farming Accident Case?
David & Associates has over 136 years of combined experience representing injury victims and helping them recover compensation.
It is our job to hold the parties responsible for your injuries accountable. Whether it is fighting back against underpaying insurers or making sure your medical bills and other expenses are covered, we know how to handle it all. Our firm has a wealth of courtroom experience and, when necessary, we are relentless in advocating for our clients’ rights and interests.
Throughout southeastern North Carolina, we have helped hundreds of clients obtain compensation for their injuries. It is our goal to help you, too.