Farming Accident Lawyer
Farming is immensely important to the economy in Central California, but it can be a dangerous industry.
If you or a loved one has been injured during agricultural work, farm accident attorney Gilbert E. Fisher can help.
To discuss your farming accident case with Mr. Fisher, contact our offices in Fresno and Salinas, CA, to schedule a free consultation.
You Have Two Years to File So Don't Delay
After a farming accident, injury, or wrongful death, you may not know where to start. Unfortunately, along with all your other stresses, there is a ticking clock. The California statute of limitations for both personal injury and wrongful death cases is only two years from the date of the accident. Farm accident lawyer Mr. Fisher can help you pursue compensation for an agricultural accident starting with a free consultation at his Fresno or Salinas office. To begin, call (559) 447-1210.
What Does Mr. Fisher Need to Establish My Case?
Your attorney will have two years to file a case after an accident or wrongful death. If you or someone you love has been injured in a farm accident, don't delay seeking legal help. Reach out to our Fresno or Salinas offices for a free consultation.
Evidence of Negligence
Through investigation, evidence like photos or videos, and testimony, your lawyer can prove negligence. Your attorney must establish a breach of safety or care beyond a doubt.
Losses IncurredThe losses incurred by an accident are also known as damages. Mounting medical debt, funeral debt, and loss of companionship can all merit financial compensation.
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What Are Your Options After a Farm Accident?
Vehicle Accident Lawsuit
If your injury involved a tractor or some other vehicle, a personal injury claim may be most successful. Insurance will typically cover your medical bills and lost wages. However, the initial settlement from the insurance company is often insufficient to meet the needs of injured farmers. Mr. Fisher can determine which parties may be held responsible for your accident. These parties may include manufacturers, owners, or farm managers.
Defective Product Claim
If your injury stemmed from a defective or malfunctioning piece of equipment, you likely have grounds for a defective product case. As with vehicle accident cases, several parties may be held legally responsible. These can include the engineer, manufacturer, retailer, or owner. Defective product cases are among the most complicated types of personal injury lawsuits, making it vital that you work with an attorney like Gilbert Fisher, who is familiar with California's farming industry.
You may also be eligible to file for workers' compensation, whether or not your injury was the result of negligence. Typically, by filing this claim, you waive your right to a lawsuit. However, workers' compensation claims can be very successful, and they can help you obtain significant restitution. Unfortunately, many qualified individuals, including migrant workers, assume that they cannot obtain this compensation. Mr. Fisher can determine your eligibility for workers' comp and fight for your rights in front of either the Fresno or Salinas workers' compensation appeal boards if an employer or insurance company refuses to pay what you deserve.
Mr. Fisher Has Spent Over 20 Years Fighting for Victim's Rights in the Agriculture Industry
Fresno Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher Offers Free Consultations And No-Risk Contingency-Based Payments
In the wake of an accident, you and your loved ones will face significant stresses. These can include treatment costs, lost wages, and even the effects of a wrongful death. It can feel like uncertainty awaits at every turn, dissuading you from filing a farming accident lawsuit.
Mr. Fisher understands these worries firsthand. He lost his own father to a work-related personal injury. When you work with him, you won't just have a lawyer who fights for you and your loved ones. You'll also have an ally who has experienced the kinds of worries, stresses, and grief that you are facing.
Mr. Fisher's main goal as a lawyer is improving your wellbeing, giving you the financial and legal resources you need to heal after a farm worker accident. He works on a contingency basis, so he won't charge a penny unless he wins your case.
If you're ready to seek assistance, we have offices in Fresno or Salinas to serve you. To book your free case review, contact us or call:
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It Is Illegal for Your Employer to Retaliate
Some farm workers understandably fear reporting injuries because they are worried about their employer retaliating against them. The state of California is very clear that workers who report injuries or safety hazards cannot be fired, punished, threatened with deportation, or prevented from finding other work. Having a lawyer like Mr. Fisher on your side can be an extra defense against employer retaliation.
Agriculture Can Be Dangerous
Common Injuries Affecting Agricultural Workers
Farming injuries can range from moderate to severe. Our farm accident lawyer can represent workers who have suffered:
- Strains and sprains
- Hip, knee, and back injuries due to repetitive movements
- Injuries related to defective or malfunctioning equipment
- Being crushed by a tractor rollover
- Being trapped under a falling building
- Suffocation due to grain entrapment
- Incidents involving livestock
With today’s massive farms that require huge pieces of machinery, many accidents can even be fatal, leading to significant suffering for the loved ones of victims. Mr. Fisher is prepared to handle wrongful death cases in Fresno and Salinas.
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Why Do Farm Accidents Occur?
In some cases, agricultural incidents are simply tragic accidents. In too many cases, however, injuries are preventable and happen because of human error or negligence. A few common reasons for farm accidents include:
- Malfunctioning equipment due to manufacturing defects or poor maintenance
- Defective design in machinery, especially in regards to safety shutdown functions
- Lack of warning labels on machinery and equipment
- Mishandling of tools or machinery
- Insufficient training
- Poor or nonexistent supervision
- Lack of safety protocol or equipment
Furthermore, long hours, heavy lifting, and repetitive movements can cause stress injuries. Other times, employees may suffer from constant exposure to pesticides or other chemicals.