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Quad Cities Farm Accident Lawyer

While farm work is a crucial job to provide Americans with the food we need, farm accidents are unfortunately common and often result in devastating injuries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, agricultural workers suffered 574 fatal injuries in 2018 alone, with 5.3 injury and illness cases per 100 full-time farmworkers.

If you recently suffered an accident while working on a Quad Cities farm, Duncan Law Group can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys fight tirelessly to represent our clients’ best interests at trial and during negotiations.

Why Choose Us for Quad Cities Farm Accident Claims?

  • Our attorneys not only care about securing your maximum compensation, but we also strive to ensure your well-being and to provide the support you need following an accident.
  • We represent clients on a contingency fee basis to limit your out-of-pocket costs. We do not require upfront payment, and you do not have to pay for our services unless we secure compensation on your behalf.
  • Our firm has a reputation for success, securing several multi-million-dollar settlements over our years of operation.

Common Types of Farm Accidents in Quad Cities

Working with dangerous equipment and in volatile conditions can lead to serious injury and even death. Common types of farm accidents in the Quad Cities area include the following:

  • Defective farm equipment, including tractor and hay baler defects
  • Failure to warn workers of hazards
  • Accidents involving farm machinery, including corn pickers, power augers, tractors, and more
  • Tractor rollovers
  • Exposure to dangerous pesticides
  • Inadequate personal protective equipment
  • Fertilizer burns
  • Illness due to the use of dangerous chemicals or products
  • Improper equipment maintenance and repairs

All of these accidents can lead to severe injury, including broken bones, lacerations, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord damage. Some of these dangerous acts can lead to serious illness, including cancer, birth defects, and respiratory problems.

Should You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit or Workers’ Compensation Claim for Accidents on Farms?

Farm accidents can be complex, since the farm may be a workplace as well as a residence. You have two main options for litigation following a farm accident: you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, or you can file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer.

If you are a farm employee, you should always file a workers’ compensation claim regardless of who was liable. You can receive compensation for your medical expenses, as well as wage replacement for disabilities.

On the other hand, someone else’s negligence may have caused your injury, whether it was your employer or the manufacturer of a defective farming device or product. You may be eligible to file a personal injury claim if you can establish the presence of negligence. A personal injury lawsuit allows you to collect more compensation than a workers’ comp claim, often including lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damages.

The attorneys at Duncan Law Group can evaluate your case and help you understand your legal options following a farm accident.

Choose Duncan Law Group  for Quad Cities Farm Accidents Today

If you recently suffered injuries in a farm accident, contact Duncan Law Group today. With over 15 years of experience and knowledge of Illinois and Iowa personal injury law, our attorneys have the skills and resources necessary to fight for your right to compensatory damages.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our farm accident attorneys.