Farmworkers are the lifeblood of this country, and they work in hazardous conditions on a regular basis. Unfortunately, there are times when injuries occur due to the negligent or careless actions of coworkers or employers. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here to help when you need a Stockton farming and machinery injury attorney. Let our team investigate your case and secure the compensation you need.
Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for this case
After sustaining a serious injury in these cases, turn to a trusted team of professionals for help. Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger is here for you.
- Our Stockton farming machinery injury attorneys have more than six decades of experience, and we have recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of wrongfully injured clients.
- We understand how workers’ compensation insurance carriers work in these cases, and we are ready to take your case all the way through the appeals process.
- We have an unmatched record of success, and our lawyers are amongst the most successful in Northern California.
Because we understand that injury victims are often in precarious financial situations, we take all Stockton farming and machinery injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will collect no legal fees until after we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict on behalf of the client.
How do farming and machinery cases arise?
According to data available from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury every single day. During the latest reporting year of data, agricultural workers suffered from a fatality rate of 20.4 deaths per 100,000 workers.
Farmworkers operate in hazardous conditions and around dangerous machinery every day. The leading cause of death in agricultural workers during the latest reporting year was tractor overturns. However, serious injuries happen in other ways as well, including injuries caused by:
- Tool mishaps
- Falls sustained on the farm
- Structures falling on workers
- Farm machine entanglements
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Defective machinery
- Suffocation accidents
- Exposure to loud noises
Most common injuries in these cases
At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, our farm injury attorneys in Stockton help clients who have sustained various types of injuries in these cases, including the following:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Amputation injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Respiratory illnesses
- Occupational cancers
What kind of compensation is available for these cases?
Many people do not realize that the area around Stockton, California, has an incredibly diverse agricultural industry and employs thousands of workers. If you or a loved one have been injured in a farming or machinery incident, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we have extensive experience recovering compensation for clients in these situations, including a $10 million settlement from United Rentals for the family of a person killed by industrial machine failure and a $4 million settlement for a client who sustained brain damage caused by machine failure.
Let our team conduct a thorough investigation into your case so we can secure coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Stockton farming or machinery injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 981-7210.