Omaha Farm Equipment Injury Attorney
Agriculture is an integral part of the culture and economy of the Midwest. It is a way of life that should be valued and protected. Should a legal issue arise for you, you need an agricultural lawyer on your side who has extensive knowledge of the industry and who understands the nuances that agricultural law involves.
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Farming sounds idyllic to some people, but it is dangerous work with a lot of potential for injury. Farmers use heavy machinery such as tractors on a regular basis, and these machines can crush limbs and cause traumatic amputation when things go wrong. Although the workers operating heavy machinery are generally trained and experienced, accidents still take place from time to time. When they do, you may be able to apply for workers’ comp or file a personal injury claim to recover compensation.
If you were injured by farm equipment, the first thing you should do is speak to an experienced Nebraska farm injury attorney. Bottlinger Law L.L.C. will meet with you to discuss your options. Give us a call at (402) 505-8234 to discuss your case in a free consultation.
The American food industry depends on the products grown and raised on farms and ranches. Many big farms require thousands of workers to operate them and produce enough goods to meet demand. And farming is not an easy industry to be in. It requires a lot of physical labor as well as exposure to dangerous machines, vehicles, and animals on a regular basis. It also includes working in difficult weather conditions and on potentially dangerous terrains.
There are many ways for farm laborers to get hurt, such as:
- Tractor accidents (overturning, running over, backing up)
- Falling objects
- Animal attacks
- Being struck by or caught in machinery
- Toxic gas exposure
After sustaining a workplace injury, you should speak with a lawyer about your rights. Let your supervisor know about your injury right away, if it isn’t apparent, and get medical treatment. The type of compensation you receive will depend on whether or not your employer has workers’ compensation insurance. If your workers’ comp claim is denied, an agriculture law attorney may be able to appeal the decision, or file a third-party personal injury claim on your behalf.
A farm-related injury can leave you with a mountain of medical bills and missed time at work. Sometimes, a whole family depends on the salary of a farm worker, making it even more important to get compensation after being injured. A farming injury like amputation can be permanently disabling, making it more difficult to find work and earn money in the future. And worst of all, not every farm accident is covered by workers’ compensation.
If you are not covered by workers’ comp, speak to our Omaha injury lawyer about potentially filing a personal injury claim. If you were hurt due to malfunctioning farm equipment, or because of a negligent act by your employer or coworker, you have the right to compensation for your medical bills, time off of work, pain and suffering, and more. Don’t wait, call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 today.
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