Agribusiness Industry Accident Victims The Law Offices Of Sean M. Cleary
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We offer skillful legal assistance in personal injury cases resulting from various industry-related accidents across Florida. We do not serve any industries and do not represent companies, only injured individuals.
From fresh vegetables to juicy citrus fruits, everything is grown in Florida’s 48.000 commercial farms, expanded on 9.25 million acres of land. The tropical vegetables, nursery, and greenhouse productions have made from Miami-Dade County our national ‘Salad Bowl’ and ‘Winter Bread Basket’. Each year more than 20.000 employees realize $2.7 billion from the economic standard. According to the latest investigations, it is assumed that by the year 2030 six more million people will live in Florida due to the state’s diversified transportation infrastructure that includes roads, railway networks, international airports, and important water shipping seaports. This way, the agricultural products can be sent much faster to the national and international biggest markets and selling points. Unfortunately, farm accidents happen all the time, causing the death of hundreds of workers and the injury of many others, as shown in U.S Department of Labor’s annual report.
Florida ranks the first among the natural regions fit for agricultural business and it is a national economic force:
1st in producing oranges, sugar, cane for sugar and Valencia oranges;
2nd in producing sweet potatoes, melons, greenhouse and floriculture crop;
2nd in growing horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys;
3rd in producing fruit, tree nuts, and berries;
4th in using forage-land for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop
5th in realizing quails, aquaculture and other products.
In 2017, there were about 2.050.000 full-time workers employed in the U.S agricultural system and 893.000 of them were people under twenty years of age.
Unfortunately, the fatality rate is higher in the agricultural field than in any other economic department. Defective equipment and tractor/trailer or ATV’s accidents sometimes produce catastrophic consequences on the farmers or their properties. Farm employees suffer fatal or non-fatal injuries every day, raising the fatality rate up to 21.4 deaths per 100.000 people. In order to prevent the tractor overturn deaths, the use of a Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) with a seatbelt becomes compulsory. In 2014, 62% of the American tractors were designed with ROPS system.
In 2014, approximately 12000 young workers were hurt in the U.S farms and there were about 4000 injuries cases caused by the farm work. Sprain or strains were the most frequent workplace injuries and they required medical treatment and days away from work.
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You should consult immediately our lawyers for a free initial evaluation case if you were injured in a farm accident:
At The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, our experienced lawyers provide legal advice and professional representation for people who were hurt in farm accidents. We can help you seek damage compensation, including medical bill payment, lost wages, and punitive damages. We invest in professional investigators and experts to hold the responsible parties accountable:
the designer of the farming equipment/defective part
the manufacturer of defective equipment and machines used in farms
the manufacturer of the defective safety equipment