Turlock Farm Accident Lawyer
Founded in 1871, Turlock started as a railroad town and exists today as a farming city. Seven of Turlock’s top 20 employers are large farms in the area while much of Turlock’s outlying areas are dominated by family farms.Homegrown in Turlock
Turlock’s diverse farming industry produces poultry, vegetables, melons, spices, dairy products, and nuts. This industry then helps support Turlock’s population of nearly 80,000 people. All 80,000 people, though, face some risk of accident and injury from the farming industry.About Farm Accidents
Farm accidents can range from minor to severe but often result in debilitating injuries. These accidents are commonly caused by some combination of the following factors:
- Insufficient maintenance of farm machinery
- Poor safety precautions on the farm
- Negligent workers and farm owners
- The weather
In accidents where any of the first three are the cause, those responsible are liable for the damages suffered.Rights of Injured Farm Workers
Injured farm workers often do not receive the appropriate damages in farm accidents because they do not know their rights. Farms are different from many other work environments, creating a unique situation for farm workers that can make receiving appropriate damages complicated.
For example, under California law, farms are not required to carry worker’s compensation insurance. This makes it more difficult for workers to receive compensation for injuries suffered at work.
Working with an experienced Turlock Farm Accident Lawyer can help injured farm workers receive appropriate compensation using a personal injury lawsuit.Dangers of Family Farms
Family farms can be some of the most dangerous farms for workers and visitors. This is because family farms, depending on their size, are not subject to the same federal and state safety regulations. This allows family farms to have more hazardous practices.
Family farms can also be more dangerous because children often handle some of the routine activities on the farms.Hazards to Children on Farms
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), over 100 people under the age of 20 die on farms every year. In fact, children are considered to be the most at-risk population engaged in farm operations.
These dangers apply to those people under the age of 20 that work on farms and those that live near farms. Farms are full of heavy machinery and other hazards that can easily result in an injury-causing accident for a child.
Watch the following video for more tips on farm safety.Turlock Farm Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Turlock Farm Accident Lawyer here for you in your time of need. If you or a loved one suffers an injury on or near a farm, I encourage you to call me at (209) 227-1931.
I am an experienced farm accident lawyer and have practiced personal injury law for more than three decades.
I am an honored California member of the esteemed Million Dollar Forum. I have been admitted to the forum because I have received verdicts and settlements that have been worth over $1 Million dollars.
To read about my past cases where victims were awarded more than $4 million in damages and other similar cases, please see my Past Verdicts and Settlements page.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 6.20.19]