Lawyers for Defective Farm Machinery Injuries in Los Angeles
Farm work is demanding, even with the assistance of machinery like combines, tractors, and balers. Farmers rely on this equipment to help them finish their work and stay profitable. When these machines fail, they endanger farmhands and others who are nearby.
These accidents should not happen at all, but thousands of workers are injured each year due to product defects. Manufacturing or repair errors and poor design affect equipment including:
A serious injury endangers not only the farmer, but also their farm. Losing the ability to work during crucial seasons or conditions causes monetary struggles that affect a farm’s prospects for the following year. Farmers and farm workers injured by defective machinery may be able to receive the compensation they need to receive treatment and continue their operations after a bad accident. If you’re in this position, contact one of our experienced attorneys to guide you through the legal process.
Dangerous Farm Equipment
Agriculture is the most dangerous industry because workers spend much of their day in proximity to large, hazardous machinery. Tractor rollovers are a common safety issue on farms. These incidents can be fatal—and could be prevented if manufacturers would design tractors with a lower center of gravity and install roll bars and seatbelts. Hay balers’ exposed belts and rollers can suck in an unwary worker because they have no protective features. Many of these machines also have sharp blades that can turn stuck clothing into a tragedy. Yet, they do not provide sufficient safeguards for the workers who use them.
Farm equipment accidents can result in a variety of serious and catastrophic injuries including:
- Head injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Quadriplegic and paraplegic injuries
- Burn injury
- Spine injury
- Loss of limb
In worst-case scenarios, they may result in a wrongful death.
Farm workers deserve a safe workplace, just like everyone else. When defective or malfunctioning machinery causes harm, you may have recourse. Our attorneys don’t just rely on witness accounts—we work with consultants to determine the exact cause of the accident and prove how it could have been prevented. If you want to build a strong case, you need a dedicated team on your side.
The Nature of Defects
There are many moments where one small mistake can affect the structural integrity of the whole machine. The error could be in the product design: For instance, a baler without guards would unnecessarily endanger workers. In other cases, a manufacturing defect could lead to improper assembly or the use of faulty materials. You may even raise a complaint against the marketing and packaging agents if equipment does not come with clear warnings that outline the risks of use.
Sometimes, a flaw is not what it first appears. We can help you figure out the truth behind an accident.
Effective Legal Representation
Victims of farm machinery accidents can trust Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation to energetically guard their interests and seek full compensation for their injuries. Our firm has helped many other clients take on big companies after farm equipment malfunctions. You might be able to receive damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning ability
- Pain and suffering.