Farming Accident Lawyers Serving Quad Cities
Agricultural and animal farm workers face a variety of unique on-the-job risks and dangers. Some of the same risks and dangers apply to non-workers who visit a farm for school-related activities, fruit picking, and other activities.
If you or a loved one has been injured while working at or visiting a farm, contact the Quad Cities farming accident lawyers at Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham.
We can ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your farm-related injuries or the wrongful death of a relative.
Major Causes of Farming Accidents and Injuries in Quad Cities
According to the 2020 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, agricultural workers suffered 148 fatal injuries. Transportation incidents were the leading cause, followed by contact with objects and equipment, exposure to harmful substances or environments, and falls, slips, and trips.
While transportation accidents are the leading cause of fatalities, defective farm equipment, and hazardous work conditions often cause most of the non-fatal farm-related injuries.
Common types of farming accidents and injuries include:
- Animal farm-related injuries
- Chemical exposure
- Equipment defects
- Equipment-related injuries
- Failure to train farm workers
- Failure to provide a safe work environment
- Fertilizer burns
- Grain auger, bush hog, and hay baler accidents
Compensation for Farming Accident Injuries
Our Quad Cities personal injury attorneys know how to seek compensation for those injured in a farming accident by establishing negligence and filing a:
- Personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party
- Workers’ compensation claim with an employer
- Deceased family member wrongful death lawsuit
Recovery compensation may include:
- Medical expenses for all past and future medical care
- Past and future wage replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional loss
Since laws differ from state to state, working with an experienced local attorney will significantly increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.
Our Quad Cities Farming Accident Lawyers Can Help
With over 120 years of experience serving clients with personal injury cases in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Whiteside, or Knox counties in Illinois, as well as Scott, Cedar, Muscatine, Jackson, or Clinton Counties in Iowa, you can trust our team to handle all your legal needs so that you can focus on recovery.
If you recently suffered an accident while working at or visiting a Quad Cities farm, contact Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options following a Quad Cities farming accident. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach us by phone at (309) 794-1515, via LiveChat, or by completing this form.