Mississippi Attorneys Providing Comprehensive Representation for Injuries Caused by Inadequately Trained Farm Workers
Representing injured farm workers when improper training or supervision causes harm
Agriculture is a major industry within the state of Mississippi. This $4 billion industry reportedly employs about 260,000 people, which is approximately 17% of the state’s entire workforce. With more than 37,000 farms, we count on the work of farmers to put food on our tables and provide a boost to our local economy. However, it is virtually impossible that an industry this large would be free from any problems. For farms, the inadequate training and supervision of workers creates a major risk of harm for employees and others within the community. When these workers act in a negligent or careless manner, serious injuries can result, leaving individuals and families to deal with extensive financial challenges.
The law firm of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. has spent more than three decades advocating for people injured by negligence throughout Mississippi. This experience has given our knowledgeable Mississippi farm injury lawyers an understanding about the complexities of farm accidents and injuries. If you or a family member was injured by the negligent actions of an agricultural worker, we can help.
Farmers have a duty to properly train and supervise their workers
Farming is not an easy job, requiring hours upon hours of physical labor. Though the work is not simple, it is an industry that employs a large number of unskilled workers. These employees are brought in and quickly put to work, particularly during busy harvesting seasons. Unfortunately, the urgency for a larger workforce can overshadow the need for proper training. These individuals are working with heavy equipment and unpredictable farm animals. They may also work around toxic substances and make repetitive movements that can cause long-term muscle injuries.
When improperly trained, farm workers can cause themselves and those around them serious harm. Our experienced lawyers carefully evaluate the hiring, training, and supervisory actions of the farm owner and employer to determine whether their negligence contributed to the resulting injuries.
Quality representation for all types of farming injuries
Farm-related injuries can be extremely serious, resulting in a lifetime of physical and mental pain, along with extensive medical costs. We have seen how improperly trained farm workers can cause such catastrophic injuries as:
- Traumatic brain injuries. A kick to the head while milking a cow or attempting to medicate a horse can severely damage the brain.
- Loss of limb. A worker or visitor can be crushed by livestock, or suffer serious injuries in a crash with a farm vehicle. Heavy machinery like threshers can also cause a person to lose a limb.
- Paralysis. An injury to the spine while performing farm tasks can lead to temporary, or even permanent paralysis.
These are just a few examples of the potentially devastating injuries that can occur on a farm when workers are improperly trained or supervised. Sometimes, these injuries can even be fatal. In the case of a wrongful death, we help the families of the deceased fight for the compensation they deserve.
Get help from our experienced Mississippi farm accident lawyers
No matter your type of farm injury, you deserve compensation from all responsible parties. With the reputable attorneys of Merkel & Cocke on your side, you have more than 200 years of collective legal experience working for you. We proudly serve injures parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson, Clarksdale and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle farm injury cases occurring in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form. Your first consultation is free.