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Macon County Grain Handling Injury Lawyer

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Attorneys for Accidents and Injuries in Grain Bins or Silos in Decatur, Peoria, Springfield, and Bloomington

Workers on farms in central Illinois regularly handle different types of grain, including corn, soybeans, wheat, and oats. There are a variety of accidents that can occur while working in and around storage facilities such as grain bins and silos, and these can lead to serious injuries that affect a person's health and well-being. Victims of farm accidents should be sure to consult with an attorney who can help them determine their options for receiving payments to address the injuries they have suffered.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have been serving the community in central Illinois for more than 40 years, and we have represented victims in a wide variety of farm injuries and other types of accidents. With over $400 million recovered on behalf of our clients, we have the experience needed to make sure you are fully compensated for the costs of medical treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to your injury.

Injuries Related to Grain Handling

When working with grain, the proper procedures should be followed to reduce the risk of injury, workers should be provided with the necessary safety equipment, and tools, machinery, and structures should be properly maintained. Workers can be injured in many ways while handling grain, including:

  • Engulfment and suffocation - If a worker enters a grain bin or silo, flowing or falling grain can cause them to become submerged, which can lead to asphyxiation and wrongful death. Suffocation can also occur due to the buildup of carbon dioxide in a silo after grain has fermented.
  • Fires and explosions - Grain dust is highly flammable, and fires can start due to equipment issues such as overheated motors. These fires can lead to grain bin explosions, and workers can suffer serious burn injuries.
  • Fall injuries - When working on or around a grain silo, workers may fall due to defects in roofs, ladders, catwalks, platforms, or lifts. A fall from a great height can lead to serious injuries, including fractures, spine injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Equipment-related injuries - Equipment such as augers or conveyor belts are often used to move grain, and workers can suffer injuries such as severe lacerations or amputations if their hands, limbs, or clothing are caught in moving machinery. In some cases, defective equipment may cause electrocution injuries.
  • Toxic substances - Fermented grain can release gases such as nitrogen dioxide, which can cause lung injuries for workers. Inhalation of chemicals used to fumigate grain, mold, or other contaminants can also cause health issues such as heart disease and damage to the nervous system.

Employees who are injured while working will typically be eligible to receive workers' compensation. They may also be able to bring third-party claims against any parties who may have been responsible for their injuries, such as manufacturers of defective machinery or faulty safety equipment.

Contact Our McLean County Grain Handling Accident Attorneys

If you or a member of your family have been injured while working on a farm and handling grain, Kanoski Bresney can help you determine your legal options for receiving financial compensation. We will work with you to file the necessary claims to receive workers' comp benefits, and we will also identify any liable parties and help you take legal action to hold them responsible for your injuries. We will provide you with respect, response, and results to ensure that you can recover from your accident. Contact us by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to set up a free consultation today. We provide legal help to farm accident victims in Springfield, McLean County, Peoria, Champaign County, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Rushville, Bloomington, Macon County, Champaign, Adams County, Quincy, Sangamon County, Peoria County, Tazewell County, Schuyler County, McDonough County, and all of Illinois.

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