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Decatur, IL Farm Combine Accident Lawyer

Adams County harvester accident attorney for workers' comp

Attorneys for Harvester and Farm Equipment Injuries in Macon County, Peoria County, and McLean County

Work on farms often involves heavy machinery, and large pieces of equipment such as combines and harvesters can cause serious injuries if they malfunction or if they are not operated correctly. These types of farm accidents can lead to serious bodily harm or wrongful death, and victims and their families will want to work with an attorney who can help them determine their options for receiving financial compensation.

At Kanoski Bresney, our lawyers have more than 40 years of experience in the fields of personal injury and workers' compensation. We work to provide respect, response, and results to our clients, and we have obtained over $400 million in verdicts and settlements for injury victims. If you have been injured by a combine or other farm equipment, we can investigate your case to determine who was responsible, and we will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for your damages.

Combine and Harvester Injuries

Modern farms use multiple different types of heavy equipment to harvest crops. Combines, corn pickers, and other types of harvesters use spinning blades, fast-moving rollers, augers, conveyor belts, and other machinery to pick and process crops quickly and efficiently. Because multiple different parts of combines can be dangerous, workers should be trained on how to operate this equipment safely, and harvesters should be properly maintained to prevent malfunctions.

Combine accidents and injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • A person's limbs or clothing may become caught in rollers or other moving parts. Parts of the body that are pulled into fast-moving machinery can be seriously injured, resulting in broken bones or amputation. In some cases, these types of accidents can be fatal due to severe blood loss or injuries to the head, neck, or chest.
  • Hydraulic cylinders used to hold machinery up may fail, causing a combine to turn over and land on top of a person. Workers can also be seriously injured if a machine's operator acts negligently and causes a combine to roll over or collide with a person.
  • Broken or malfunctioning parts of a combine may come loose and strike people nearby, leading to brain injuries or other types of bodily harm.
  • Defective parts of a harvester may catch fire, resulting in burn injuries.
  • Cutting blades or other sharp pieces of machinery may cause severe lacerations, which can lead to amputation, scarring, or disfigurement.
  • If farm equipment is not operated safely on or near a road, this can lead to dangerous car accidents.

In most cases, farm employees can receive workers' compensation benefits if they are injured in a combine accident while working, even if they were partially or fully at fault for an injury. A victim may also be able to pursue a third-party claim against others who were responsible for an accident, such as the manufacturer of defective equipment. Non-workers who are injured in accidents involving farm equipment may pursue compensation from a negligent operator, employer, or manufacturer.

Contact Our Peoria Farm Equipment Injury Lawyers

Combine accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries and life-long disabilities, and victims and their families will want to determine how they can address the resulting expenses and the other ways their lives have been affected. The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney can help determine who was at fault for these types of accidents, and we will work to ensure that victims have the financial resources to recover from their injuries and meet their ongoing needs. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help with your case, contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with combine injuries and other types of farm accidents in McLean County, Champaign County, Macomb, Macon County, Adams County, Sangamon County, Tazewell County, McDonough County, Schuyler County, Peoria County, Quincy, Bloomington, Rushville, Pekin, Decatur, Peoria, Champaign, Springfield, and across the state of Illinois.

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