Agriculture and Farm Equipment Accident Lawsuits
Accidents with agricultural equipment or farming equipment are often more dangerous than other types of equipment accidents and often result in life-threatening injuries or death of the victim. In 2010, there were 621 work-related fatalities in the U.S. agriculture industry. 37% of the 7,571 farm workers who died on the job between 1992 and 2005 were involved in tractor accidents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As well, these injuries can be more severe in farm workers over 55. Bankrate put farming as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in a recent survey.
A farm equipment injury can not only impact the family of the victim and their quality of life, equipment accidents like these also have the potential to put agribusiness of the victim and their family at risk.
Common Farm Equipment Accidents
We work with clients on farm and agricultural equipment accidents in all different kinds of scenarios, but the most common are often related to the following:
- Tractor roll overs
- Manufacturing defects
- Insufficient safety mechanisms
- Collisions with drivers when moving farm equipment on roadways
- Being pulled into machinery
- Being struck by falling parts or machinery
- Machinery or storage failure, resulting in collapse
- Falls from farming equipment or farming structures
- Suffocation from entrapment or fumes
If you or a loved one was injured in a farming accident because of someone else’s negligence or a product defect, call our experienced personal injury and agricultural law attorneys. There is no cost to you to speak about your case with one of our personal injury lawyers.
Our Agricultural Injury Law Firm
Emerson Scott, LLP has extensive experience prosecuting our clients’ rights and holding those accountable who caused injury, harm, or death to others. We believe in the protections of the law and hold other parties accountable when they’ve harmed others because of negligence, intentional acts, or product defects. We strongly believe in the preservation of your right to a trial by a jury of your peers as guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the Constitution.
Our role as wrongful death, personal injury, and agricultural law attorneys is to seek justice and help our clients and their families on the path towards healing after a loved one was killed or severely injured. Our goal is to help clients protect their farms after an injury and seek compensation to help take care of medical costs. We’re also recognized as leaders in the legal industry from various legal communities.
Agricultural Accident Attorneys
How Could a Farm Injury Settlement or Lawsuit Help?
For most farming families, a injury in their family in an agricultural accident could mean the end of their livelihood or having to sell the farm to cover the costs of the accident and medical care. A farm injury claim may help victims and their families recover from farm related injuries and prevent the sale of the farm. Although the amounts of settlements and personal injury cases vary, many cases seek restitution of the following:
- Medical costs incurred as a result of injury or treatment prior to death
- Expected earning amount of the deceased
- Financial dependence of survivors on the deceased
- Survival claim for pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of inheritance or savings of the deceased
- Loss of parenting, care, and nurturing
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
A farming injury or death attorney may be able to help you make your claim. Our agricultural law firm offers free initial consultations at no charge to learn about your case and see if we can help you pursue damages.
If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of a farm related injury or death due to someone else’s negligence or a product defect, contact Emerson Scott, LLP today to speak with one of our attorneys.