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Farm Accident Lawyers Sioux Falls

having represented South Dakota farm workers for many years, we understand the dangerous hazards that farm workers face every day.

Farm Accidents

Farm accidents might not be something your average person thinks about, but for families of farm workers, every day on the job is cause for anxiety. Like working in an office or at a store, agricultural workers have the same right to safety and peace of mind while on the job. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, farming and ranching jobs rank in the top ten of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.  Part of the reason farming and ranching is so dangerous is that the work often involves the use of heavy equipment and machinery in isolated locations.

The most common types of farming injuries are: 

  • Agricultural equipment injuries - an estimated 500 to 600 people die in tractor related accidents each year, with tractor rollovers accounting for the vast majority of these. Other machinery related accidents include those involving augers, combines, power drives, hay bailers, corn pickers, barn cleaners, trucks and other farm vehicles, ATVs and faulty tools. Farming equipment that is faulty or not equipped with the proper warnings and safeguards can lead to farmers getting crushed or entangled in the equipment. The resulting personal injuries are often serious and can include the loss of limbs and other body parts, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury or death.
  • Farm structure emergencies - such as silo and grain bin entrapments, electrocutions or falls.
  • Farm pesticides and other chemical poisonings, spills, fertilizer burns, fires, explosions, and toxic gas exposures.
  • Farm animal incidents.

Having represented South Dakota farm workers for many years, we understand the dangerous hazards that farm workers face every day.  Our attorneys at Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP, are experienced in farm accident claims and will make sure the claim investigation is completed properly and thoroughly, insurance benefits are coordinated smoothly, and that you, as the accident victim, are fairly compensated for your injury. 

Sorting out what personal injury rights you have when you have been involved in a farming accident is difficult. If your livelihood has been affected due to a personal injury sustained in a farm accident, or if you have lost a family member to this kind of situation, contact Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP.  Let us put our experience to work for you. Call us at 605-338-4304 or complete our free case review form online today.

It is great to work with the attorneys at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah. They always provide excellent advice and service that is second to none.

Mike Miller | former NBA player

The lawyers at Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah are consistently ranked as the top business lawyers in the state. Our business can always count on them to aggressively fight for our rights and provide straight-forward advice on complex issues.

Mark McNeary | Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC

Lawyers from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah regularly participate in legal education by judging intramural student skills competitions; helping prepare our nationally competitive litigation skills teams; serving or leading the South Dakota State Bar's Law School Committee; and, from time to time , providing guest lecturers. The Law School is grateful for the generous participation of lawyers like those from Johnson, Janklow, and Abdallah.

Tom Geu | former Dean, USD School of Law