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Farm Accidents and Personal Injury Claims in New York

Jan 24, 2017 | Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States, with hundreds of workers, including a large number of child laborers, dying each year in farming accidents. It is also one of the least regulated and lowest paid industries in the country.

Have you been injured in a farming accident caused by your employer’s negligence? Contact a NY personal injury lawyer

Have you been injured in a farming accident caused by your employer’s negligence? Contact a NY personal injury lawyer and this is where RMFW should enter your life. We know how to win cases and hit the other side where it hurts. 

The official workplace fatality rate in farming accidents is over 21 per 100,000. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 167 farm workers each day suffer an injury resulting in lost time at work. 1 in every 20 of these daily accidents results in permanent impairment due to extreme severity.

Common Types of Farm Accidents

Various types of accidents occur on farms across New York every day. Some of the most common types include:

  • Design or manufacturing defects in farming equipment including packing machines and tractors
  • Accidents involving power auger, hay baler, tractor, corn picker or other agricultural equipment
  • Removal of guards, shields and safety devices from agricultural or farming equipment
  • Failure to provide warnings of foreseeable hazards
  • Improper maintenance or repair of equipment
  • Breaching warranty concerns
  • Tractor rollovers
  • Power takeoff malfunctions
  • Fertilizer burns and pesticide exposure
  • Sickness or illness caused by the use of farming products or chemicals

Many farming accidents result in disabling or severe injuries including traumatic brain damage, loss of limbs, broken bones, spinal cord damage, etc.

Report any Personal Injury Immediately

If you have been injured in a farming accident or feel ill at your workplace, you should immediately inform your superiors about it. Regardless of how insignificant or small the incident may seem, make sure that you fill in a workplace incident complaint.

That minor ache you feel now could turn into back pain that you have to live with forever. Furthermore, a slight cough could be the symptom of a serious illness or infection caused by exposure to a pesticide or other chemical.

You should get a personal injury attorney in New York to represent you if you have been involved in a farming accident. Farming accident lawsuits can be complex because a farm is a domestic dwelling as well as a place of work.

You need legal expertise to help you sort through any confusion that may arise with a farming accident, such as personal property liability and workplace compensation laws. Your attorney will make sure that they handle everything with your doctors, insurance companies and their own experts to make sure that all aspects of the injuries you suffered in a farming accident and expenses are taken care of.

Get Expert Legal Help in New York

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a farming accident, you should immediately seek the assistance of the sensational personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.

You need RMFW Law on your side. We know which legal avenues to take your case and if your case is viable, we will lead the charge for you. You pay us nothing up front and you pay us nothing if we lose the case which is highly unlikely. Our track record is terrific. We know which direction cases like this should go. Call RMFW Law today!