Farms can be dangerous places to work, but in California, many farms are exempt from carrying workers’ compensation insurance. This can place workers injured in farm accidents in a precarious position as injuries sustained while farming are often serious, demanding both medical attention and extended periods away from work.
Victims of farm accidents may be entitled to compensation, but without an attorney on your side you may never see a penny of what you are owed. California personal injury attorney Mickey Fine welcomes the opportunity to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case, explain your rights, and help you better understand all that you may be entitled to.
If you have been injured in a farm accident in or around Bakersfield, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine or call (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with our California personal injury attorney.
Serious Farm Accidents
Working on a farm can easily result in minor cuts and bruises. These are simply part of the work and generally nothing that requires professional medical attention. However, several farm accidents result in serious personal injury and these demand the attention of an experienced and committed attorney.
Common types of California farm accidents include:
- Heavy machinery accidents such as tractor turnovers
- Chemical or toxin exposure, including natural toxins such as those in enclosed manure storage facilities
- Grain bin and storage accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
When you are employed in a dangerous work environment, even one in which workers’ compensation is not required to be offered, you have certain rights that must be upheld. When the owner or manager of a farm fails to implement safety features and you are injured as a result, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering.
To learn if you have cause to file suit following a farm accident, please contact our experienced California personal injury attorney to schedule a free consultation today.