Agricultural & Industrial Accidents

When you are hurt in an industrial accident or while working in the agricultural field, Capps, Gil & Parker, LLC can help. We are committed to helping you move forward.

Dothan Agricultural & Industrial Accident Attorneys

Agricultural & Industrial Accidents in Alabama

Workplace accidents can occur anywhere, but some industries are more dangerous than others. Still, all industrial accidents involve unsafe behavior, unsafe conditions, or a combination of the two.

What Are Industrial and Agricultural Accidents?

injured construction worker with bandaged kneeThe term “industrial accidents” is a synonym for workplace accidents, but it tends to refer to accidents in factories, construction sites, and oil fields. Agricultural accidents are also called farming accidents and are specific to the agricultural industry.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 5,250 workers died as a result of industrial accidents in 2018. Even those who survive their accidents, however, often face serious injuries and/or permanent disability. In agriculture, specifically, 416 people died in 2017, and about 100 agricultural workers were injured every day.

If you have been injured or bereaved by a workplace accident, contact our Dothan agricultural and industrial accident lawyers today.

Common Industrial Accidents

OSHA calls the most common industrial accidents the “fatal four,” but there are more than 4 scenarios that can lead to serious injury or death.

With the “fatal four” leading the list, common industrial accidents include:

  • Falls
  • Being struck by an object
  • Electrocutions
  • Caught-in or between accidents*
  • Workplace car accidents
  • Equipment accidents or rollovers
  • Fires and explosions
  • Chemical burns or exposure
  • Improper lifting (overexertion injuries)
  • Repetitive stress injuries

*Caught-in or between accidents occur when workers or caught-in or compressed by machinery, equipment, or objects or crushed in a collapsing structure, equipment, or material.

None of the accidents above are acceptable. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one, we can help.

Common Agricultural Accidents

Transportation incidents, including overturning tractors and heavy machinery, are the leading cause of death for agricultural workers according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Other common agricultural accidents and injuries include:

  • Falls from heights (barns, ladders, etc.)
  • Pesticide toxicity
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Sunburns and skin conditions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Chemical exposure
  • Cancer
  • Suffocation and asphyxiation
  • Grain bin and manure pit accidents
  • Farm machine entanglement
  • Amputations
  • Animal-related injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • And more

The agricultural industry is one of the most dangerous in the country. Nearly 21 of every 100,000 farmworkers die each year due to agricultural accidents. Sadly, many agricultural workers do not know their rights.

At Capps, Gil & Parker, LLC, we offer services in English and Spanish, so everyone has a chance to recover the compensation they are owed after a workplace injury or illness.

What to Do After an Accident

If you are hurt on the job, get emergency treatment if you need it and let your supervisor know what happened as soon as you are able. In Alabama, employers with 5 or more workers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, so your medical treatments and missed wages might be covered.

While workers’ comp can be a good option after an industrial or agricultural accident, sometimes a personal injury lawsuit is more appropriate.

When your accident/injury is caused by unsafe conditions, OSHA violations, and/or negligence, you may need to speak to an attorney.

For aggressive representation and quality counsel from highly qualified attorneys, call us at (334) 490-6344 or contact Capps, Gil & Parker, LLC online for a free consultation.

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How Capps, Gil & Parker, LLC Can Help

When you turn to our firm for legal assistance, we will investigate the circumstances of your accident and help you determine whether a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury lawsuit is more appropriate. No matter what we decide together, we will help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to. You may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Time away from work
  • Changes to your quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Changes to your earning potential

Getting hurt at work means your livelihood is at risk, so we understand that this is more than just a lawsuit to you. We fight hard for you because, at our firm, you are a person, not a case number.

  • “I have known Rafael Gil for decades. I know no sharper legal mind you could retain to solve your problem.”

    - Jason
  • “I have confidence that he would always do his very best no matter the situation. I truly believe Mr. Parker wants to be helpful to others.”

    - Fletcher
  • “He showed me the attention I needed to feel confident with my case. He is very wise and knows the law. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Thank You, Adam.”

    - Crystal

Why Choose Capps, Gil & Parker?

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    At Capps, Gil & Parker, LLC you are not just a case number. You and your story matter to us.

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    Results matter. Our team of attorneys have attained millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and have protected the rights of thousands of injured individuals.

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    Experience matters at Capps, Gil & Parker, LLC.  You have a team of dedicated attorneys with decades of experience fighting for you.

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