We seek financial compensation for injury victims and their families
Farming is one of the top ten most dangerous industries in the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that from 2003 to 2011, 5,816 agricultural workers died from work-related injuries in the United States. In 2011 alone, the fatality rate for agricultural workers was seven times higher than the fatality rate for all workers in private industry. Between defective equipment and poor, unsafe working conditions, farm workers are exposed to hazards on a daily basis.
Farm accident injuries and fatalities have negative and long-term consequences for you and your beloved family members. The North Dakota farm accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C., are highly knowledgeable in state and federal agricultural laws. We hold all negligent parties accountable for injuries and wrongful deaths, and we recover full monetary compensation for your damages and loss.
Dangerous farm conditions lead to fatalities and injuries
According to the Center for Disease Control, farm workers are at high risk for both fatal and nonfatal injuries and tractor overturns are the leading cause of death on farms. Between lethal chemicals, defective equipment, and structure falls, farms are a dangerous place to work. Here are the most common injuries associated with farm accidents:
- Suffocation due to entrapment in grain bins and silos
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Injuries from livestock
- Respiratory illness
- Drowning injuries
As North Dakota farming accident attorneys, we know that a traumatic injury drastically changes your quality of life. As a result, you are entitled to recover monetary losses related to medical expenses, income, and your pain and suffering.
Can I sue if I’m injured in a farming accident?
When determining negligence in a personal injury lawsuit, we first ask: who is liable for your injuries? Sixteen states in the United States, including North Dakota, are exempt from workman’s compensation coverage for farm and agricultural workers, including seasonal and migrant labor. However, you can still file a personal injury lawsuit if you are injured on a farm. Often, a third party is negligent in a farming accident. For example, if you are injured while operating a tractor and it’s determined that the tractor had defective parts, the manufacturer who made the defective tractor parts can be sued for negligence.
Our farming accident attorneys aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and third parties who refuse to give you a full payout for your accident injuries. We won’t stop fighting on your behalf until we get a fair settlement.
For more information, contact our Minot, North Dakota farm accident attorneys today
The farming accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C, have more than 36 years of legal excellence on your side. Set up a free consultation today at our Minot location. If you can’t make it to our office, we can visit you at your home or the hospital. For more information, contact us online or call 701-484-HURT.