Manteca Farm Accident Lawyer
Manteca is one of many farming towns dotting Highway 99 through central California, but it boasts one of the most robust farm tourism industries. Manteca is home to several popular wineries and hosts one of the area’s most popular destination farms.
The lives of many Manteca residents revolve around their robust farming industry. Unfortunately, this industry then serves as the source of many accidents in and around Manteca.Dangers of Farming and Ranching
Farming and ranching are two of the most dangerous professions in the world, with more than 400 U.S. farm workers dying every year in the course of their profession. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), more than 2 million farmworkers and their families face a daily risk from this industry.Common Types of Farm Accidents and Associated Injuries
The most common cause of farm injuries is transportation incidents. More farmers died from tractor rollover accidents than any other type of accidents on farms. Many of these are preventable deaths if the tractors are properly equipped with safety equipment. Those that survive these accidents often suffer spinal trauma and broken bones.
Other farm accidents and their associated injuries result from exposure to harsh chemicals used in the production of food and interaction with large animals in the livestock trade.Destination Farms in Manteca
Workers are not the only ones who face a risk of injury in farm accidents in Manteca. Manteca is home to the Dell’Osso Farm, one of the most popular destination farms in central California. That farm hosts mud runs, corn mazes, and all sorts of other family fun.
Farms, however, are not made for children and many of these activities can result in injury. Accidents and injuries at destination farms include:
- Slip and falls: These accidents can cause cervical sprains and injured wrists.
- Broken ankles and legs from the diverse terrain on farms.
- Impalement on farm implements.
In addition to destination farms, Manteca also boasts several popular wineries. Many people do not realize the dangers of these wineries when they visit, though.
Wineries are active agricultural operations in many cases where grapes are brought in from nearby vineyards and processed into wine. Like any food processing system, accidents and injuries can occur at any point in this process.Farm Roads and Local Residents
As with all farming communities, though, the greatest cause of accidents in Manteca is the roads that connect these farms to the rest of the community. Farm roads are often very dangerous because they are narrow with poor lighting. If you’ve been injured while working or visiting a Manteca farm, please contact an experienced Manteca farm accident lawyer for assistance.
Watch the video below from National Farmers Union for safety tips on the farm.Manteca Farm Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca Farm Accident Lawyer. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or death while visiting or working on a Manteca farm, please reach out to me for free, friendly legal advice. I can be reached by calling (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
I take cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing up front. I get paid only after the successful conclusion of your injury claim. With that in mind, why not reach out to me today? Español hablado aquí.
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