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Agricultural and Industrial Accidents

Working with your hands is a great way to earn a living. It can also be very dangerous. Industrial and agricultural trades are filled with potential safety hazards that could cause serious accidents and injuries. Sadly, many industrial and agricultural workers are hurt or killed every year in falls or from being pinned by heavy equipment.

Farm workers regularly use powerful equipment such as tractors, hay balers and combines for harvesting and feeding livestock. Factory workers use heavy machinery and power equipment on the job such as forklifts, electrical equipment and backhoes. If this equipment is not well designed, it can lead to catastrophic results.

Time off the job due to a work-related injury can mean substantial loss of income in addition to the burden of unexpected medical bills.

If you or your loved one has been injured in an agricultural or industrial accident, the law firm of Guelzow Law Offices, Ltd. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, can help.

How Do So Many Agricultural and Industrial Accidents Happen?

Industrial accidents happen despite safety standards, regular inspections and mandated maintenance. Poor design and/or defective equipment often contributes to industrial and agricultural accidents.

For example, it is essential for all heavy equipment to have appropriate, functioning safety stops. If they are missing or were never included in the design, a worker's sleeve or pant leg can become entangled in the machinery, pulling a person into the machine. Partial or complete amputation of the hand, arm or leg can result.

Farm equipment must be shielded with a non-removable guard. Farm equipment designed without such guards has led to many serious injuries, including amputation, and is unreasonably dangerous.

If you have been hurt in an industrial accident, we will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine who is responsible. If the equipment was poorly designed, if there was a manufacturing defect, or if there were inadequate warning labels, you may have a product liability claim, in addition to any workers' comp you may receive. This could be the case even if the equipment was being used improperly or if safety stops or guards were removed.

These injuries can change your life. You will have medical expenses, and may need prostheses, alterations to your home or car, and physical and occupational therapy. You are likely facing lost income in both the long and short term. You are entitled to full and fair compensation for all of your losses, including pain and suffering.

Contact Us For A Free Case Evaluation

Contact an experienced lawyer at Guelzow Law Offices in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys will travel anywhere in the United States to meet with you concerning claims involving agricultural and industrial accidents. Call us today toll free at 800-383-4200.

Guelzow Law Offices, Ltd.
310 Pinnacle Way, Suite 201 Eau Claire, WI 54701
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