Farming is considered one of the most dangerous job industries in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day approximately 100 workers in the agricultural field suffer an injury which results in missed work time. In 2016, 417 farmworkers and farmers suffered fatal work-related injuries, which is an average rate of 21.4 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
If you have suffered a farm accident injury in Illinois, you may be eligible to file a case for personal injury claims, depending on the circumstances of your situation. At Duncan Law Group, our Illinois personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case, determine all available legal options, and help you recover financial compensation to make the best recovery possible from injury.
Defective equipment and machinery are the cause of many farm accidents. While these devices may experience a sudden malfunction or lack adequate safety guards, other accidents occur due to the negligence or recklessness of another employee or contract laborer.
The following are the most common types of farm accidents:
If you suffered an injury caused by the negligence of your coworker or even due to your own fault, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that cover a portion of lost wages, medical expenses, and disability. However, if you suffered an injury caused by a third party such as the manufacturer of a defective device or another party not affiliated with the farm, you may file a personal injury lawsuit against the third party, in addition to applying for workers’ comp benefits.
With tens of millions of dollars in damages recovered on behalf of our clients, our Illinois personal injury lawyers at Duncan Law Group understand what it takes to get the compensation you deserve. Do not hesitate to let us help you make a full recovery from injury. Contact us to discuss your case with our experienced legal team immediately.