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Grain Handling Accidents

Farmers and farm workers are at risk for grain handling accidents throughout the year. Whether it is a combine accident, bin explosion or suffocation, workers may suffer catastrophic injuries or death.

Kanoski Bresney has been serving the Central Illinois community for more than 40 years. During this time, our skilled Springfield farm accident attorneys have represented injured farm workers and their families in a wide range of farm accident claims. We understand this area of law and will work hard to recover the compensation you need after an accident. For a free consultation with our Illinois grain handling accident attorneys, please call (217) 523-7742.

Dangers Of Improper Grain Handling

Newer technology creates more volume, faster handling and the need for only one worker. Unfortunately, these advances also subject workers to risk for accidents and injuries such as:

  • Suffocation — may be caused by drowning in grain in the bin, walking on crusted grain that breaks, removing spoiled grain from below and becoming submerged, and carbon dioxide buildup from fermented grain
  • Grain bin accidents and injuries — may include explosions, falling off the roof of the grain bin, electric shock and electrocution, and mold and spoiled grain dust in the air causing respiratory disease
  • Dangerous equipment — such as grain auger accidents, combine accidents and fires in grain dryers

Why Choose Kanoski Bresney

If faulty equipment or farm owner negligence caused injury or wrongful death, we can hold the negligent party accountable. We seek compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and related expenses. If you lost a family member to wrongful death, we can also argue for funeral expenses, loss of companionship and additional compensation.

For a free consultation, please call (217) 523-7742 or contact us online by filling out the form below.