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Bakersfield Farm Accident Lawyer
Farm and agriculture accidents rank among the worst as far as severe injuries and fatalities are concerned. Bakersfield agricultural accident lawyer, Tim Osborn, handles agricultural and farm accident cases. Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States and farm workers are at a very high risk for injury. It is reported that every day approximately 243 farm workers are injured in an agricultural accident and five percent of those accidents cause permanent impairment. CDC Agricultural statistics.
In addition, one study found that between 2003 and 2011, 5,816 farm workers died in agricultural and farm accidents. OSHA statistics.
Common causes of agricultural and farm accidents include pesticide exposure, toxic chemical exposure, unsafe ladders and ladder use, work related car accidents, work related truck accidents, negligent tractor operation and tractor rollovers, negligent harvesting equipment operation, lack of fall protection, poor visibility, fires, explosions, insufficient hazard communication and insufficient warning, use of defective or unsafe equipment and tools, negligent machinery operation, lack of machinery guarding, and failure to provide or use safety equipment.
For those injured in an agricultural accident or farm accident as a result of another’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit is likely the only means by which compensation may be obtained. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available for certain types of economic loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, lost earning capacity and loss of ability to provide household services. In addition, compensation may be available for certain types of noneconomic loss such as past and future physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety and humiliation.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an agricultural accident or farm accident, it is crucial to retain an experienced Bakersfield agricultural accident lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to. Bakersfield agricultural accident lawyer, Tim Osborn, has a proven record of success in handling agricultural and farm accident cases. We encourage you to contact us today in order to learn more. Our Bakersfield agricultural accident lawyer offers free consultations and there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor.
We handle agricultural and farm accident cases involving a wide array of injuries including, but not limited to:
- Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Neck and Back Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Eye Injury
- Knee Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Ankle Injury
- Wrist Injury