Farm Injuries

The law firm of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman has handled numerous farming injury cases. We have handled several grain engulfment cases involving asphyxiation and death in grain elevators. We have handled cases involving tractor accidents, the failure of three point hitch, harvesting equipment, potato harvesters, roller belts, cotton strippers, grain augers, and even a case involving a truck backing into a worker during vegetable packing operations. Our law firm has also handled cases involving center-pivot irrigation systems causing entanglement.

Most farm employment is not covered by workers’ compensation but instead has a farm liability policy. Even when there is workers’ compensation we can often identify either a defective product or a third-party claim to make a recovery for our client. Each case is different and we can give you an analysis of the facts of your accident to determine whether you have a claim.

Farms present numerous risks that one may nor on a typical property or workplace. Most farms use large, heavy pieces of equipment. Such equipment poses a risk of injury to farm workers and visitors alike Similarly, farm animals can be unpredictable and pose another heightened risk of injury to those who work or have occasion to visit farms.

Farm accidents can produce catastrophic injuries and sometimes they lead to wrongful death cases. Common causes of farm accident litigation include the following, for example:

  • Propane gas explosions
  • Workers kicked or trampled by horses, cows or other animals
  • Auto accidents caused by farm animals that have gotten through fencing onto the roads
  • Falls from tractors, combines, or other heavy equipment
  • Individuals crushed by heavy farm equipment
  • Common slip and fall accidents

Like other workplace injuries, injuries sustained as a result of farm accidents can be very severe. Injuries may include amputations, broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even wrongful death. Injuries sustained on a farm may produce high medical bills and lost wages in addition to pain and suffering.

In addition to common law negligence claims and potential strict liability claims against equipment manufacturers, farm accident lawyers must the availability of farm liability insurance as traditional workers compensation does not cover most farm accidents.

The law firm of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman has extensive experience investigating, settling and litigating complicated farm accident cases. We have handled several grain engulfment cases involving affixation and death in grain elevators. We have handled cases involving tractor accidents, the failure of three point hitch, harvesting equipment, potato harvesters, roller belts, cotton strippers, grain augers, and even a case involving a truck backing into a worker during vegetable packing operations. Our law firm has also handled cases involving center-pivot irrigation systems causing entanglement.

Each case is different and we can give you an analysis of the facts of your accident to determine whether you have a claim.

Please visit our proven results page to view some of our past settlements including $932,000 for a cotton gin injury, amputated fingers and $455,000 in a grain elevator accident, death case.*

*All Amounts listed are Net to Clients. Results obtained depend on the facts of each case.

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