According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 243 agricultural workers are injured in farm accidents each day, and about a dozen of those workers suffer a permanent impairment from their accident. Farming actually ranks as one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, a statistic made even more alarming by the fact that many of those injured in farm accidents are children and adolescents.
One of the biggest contributors to deaths and serious injuries to farmers and farm workers is farm equipment accidents, with tractor overturns being the leading cause of death for these workers. Sadly, many of those deaths could be prevented by the use of a Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS), which helps to prevent a tractor overturn.
When a farm accident is the result of negligence of another party—such as failure to provide safety equipment such as ROPS, failure to properly maintain farm equipment, or failure to adequately train and supervise workers—the attorneys at McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf can help victims hold the responsible parties accountable.
We have the wisdom and experience to help victims of farm equipment accidents receive compensation for their lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and other costs associated with a farm equipment accident.
McCleskey provides a full array of exceptional legal services to businesses and individuals across West Texas and New Mexico. Our reputation for integrity, our commitment to excellence and our deep roots in the community go back for generations. We strive to help our clients succeed and prosper, long after their legal issues are resolved. In doing so, we help to ensure that our region remains a great place to call home.
Contact us to learn more about our representation of those who have been seriously injured or killed in a farm accident.