Farm Workers Entitled to Benefits
In rural communities like our own, farming is a huge industry that many families rely on for income. Apart from this, farming is an essential industry that maintains our country’s food supplies. However, this vital industry can be dangerous, resulting in serious injuries to workers each year.
Being one of the most dangerous industries in the United States, farming injuries can result in pricey medical bills, permanent physical impairment, loss of income, and even death. These injuries can often leave an individual or family emotionally and financially devastated. At Spiros Law, P.C., we fight to ensure that farmworkers can regain their financial stability after suffering from an injury on the job.
A few farm injury claims our firm has handled include crushing injuries, broken bones, electrocution, partial or total paralysis, neck and back injuries, among many others. Although farming is an inherently hazardous industry, many injuries are a result of negligence on part of farm owners and operators, or from machine defects and malfunctions. In these instances, injuries could have been prevented with proper safety standards, maintenance of equipment, and design of the products.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury or death due to a farming accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, our attorneys are ready to aggressively seek justice for you or your family. Our experience in farming injury claims include those caused by grain collapses, farming tools, falls, farm animal injuries, auger accidents, equipment malfunctions, as well as many other types of accidents.
With farming laborers at a greater increase of sustaining an injury, it is important for farm owners and operators to strictly follow established safety standards, make sure machinery is in proper working condition, practice routine maintenance and inspections, and properly train employees in necessary safety practices. If you are a farmworker that has suffered from an injury during the course of your employment, you have a right to file a workers’ compensation claim.
By filing a workers’ compensation claim after suffering from a farming injury, our attorneys are able to financially recover benefits that can support you and your family during your recovery process. Additionally, since farmworkers are labeled as essential employees during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the new Illinois emergency rule permits workers to file workers’ compensation claims if they have contracted the coronavirus during their employment.
Our staff is available to chat with over the phone, through online video meetings, and on email while our physical offices are currently closed. Contact one of our skilled attorneys to handle your farming injury or workers’ compensation claim today at (217) 328-2828.