Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the Bakersfield, California area. Every year, farm workers are injured through accidents involving heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals, and even common workplace accidents such as slip and falls. No matter the cause of your accident, if you have sustained a traumatic injury while working on a farm, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. Our Bakersfield farm accident lawyer, Mickey Fine, is here to help.
It is important to remember that workers’ compensation laws are different for farm laborers, and farming accidents are not always covered by this no-fault insurance. The best way to determine what damages you are entitled to seek is through a one-on-one consultation with California farm accident attorney Mickey Fine.
If you live in or around Bakersfield and have been injured in a farming accident, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine online or by calling (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.
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.
Understanding Your Rights
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.
In many instances the most effective way to collect compensation following a farm accident is through a personal injury lawsuit. At the Law Offices of Mickey Fine we work with industry experts to conduct investigations into farm accidents, allowing us to establish liability and build a strong case on your behalf. Mickey Fine has over 20 years of experience helping injured farm workers get compensation following accidents and is prepared to do whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve.
As with any workplace, farms must be made safe for employees. When an employer fails to keep working conditions safe, you have a right to hold them accountable for any injuries that result. During your free case evaluation we will listen to the circumstances surrounding your accident and discuss all of your legal options with you.
To learn if you have cause to file suit following a farm accident, please call our experienced California personal injury attorney at (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free consultation today. We have offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach, but can also travel to your location if your injury has limited your mobility.