Farm and Agricultural Accidents
The value of agriculture in Monterey, California is unmistakable. According to a 2014 report from the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner's Office, Monterey County agriculture contributes $8.1 billion to the local economy and provides more than 76,000 jobs. Without a committed workforce, this industry would cease. At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we are dedicated to protecting farm and agricultural workers who endure injuries from accidents on the job.
Our experienced farm and agricultural accident attorneys understand the hazards and challenges farm workers face. We strive to be advocates to protect them from further harm and work to ensure that their needs are met. Since 2006, our nationally-recognized firm has skillfully protected the rights of the injured and obtained maximum compensation for our clients. We continue to be leaders in the Monterey legal community, taking on difficult cases and consistently securing successful outcomes.Types of Farm and Agricultural Accidents
Vegetable, fruit, and nut crops account for more than 90 percent of Monterey County's agricultural business. Planting, growing, and harvesting these crops requires the use of heavy machinery, farm vehicles, ladders, and other equipment. At times, these tools are faulty; usage may result in serious and even fatal injuries to agricultural employees. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle a variety of farm and agricultural accident matters including, but not limited to:
- Unsafe working conditions and practices that violate established standards;
- Injuries from falls and falling objects;
- Faulty or broken machinery and equipment;
- Poor supervision or inadequate training resulting in injury;
- Improperly maintained farm vehicles and work vehicle accidents;
- Inadequate employer-provided medical attention at the time of injury; and
- Wrongful death claims stemming from work accidents.
We also represent clients who endure injuries that stem from the nature of their work, such as repetitive stress injuries. When on-the-job injuries occur due to negligence, whether onsite or offsite, it is important to choose representation with specific experience in farm and agricultural accident cases. Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., is one of the leading workplace injury firms in Monterey, with a solid record of successful verdicts and settlements.
Our founding partners have more than 45 years of combined experience practicing law in California. Our clients enjoy full-service representation through an exemplary team of associate attorneys, a legal nurse consultant, and legal assistants. We are genuinely concerned about each client's quality of life and work diligently to secure beneficial outcomes, including ongoing medical treatment and financial compensation.
While there are certain workers' compensation options available for at-work injury matters, they may not always be adequate. We will review all of the circumstances of your matter and pursue every responsible party to get the results you deserve. It is possible to have a workers' compensation claim as well as a personal injury claim. Our agricultural and farm accident injury lawyers believe in holding the right people accountable. We are ready to handle every aspect of your work-related personal injury matter.
If you or a loved one worked in an agricultural setting and sustained a serious or fatal injury, please contact our firm at (408) 298-7200 to set up a free, initial consultation. We will discuss your matter and provide guidance on the next steps to take. Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish. We serve the Monterey area including Pacific Grove, Carmel, Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel, Scotts Valley, Marina, Hollister, San Benito County, and Monterey Bay.