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Navigating On-the-Job Injuries in Florida’s Farm Sector

Florida’s favorable climate make it a hub for agricultural activities, with the farm sector employing workers across the state. These workers face many hazards on the job and many turn to Flaxman Law Group if they’re injured at work or face a work-related illness. If you’ve been injured at work, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney at our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood, so you can talk about whether you qualify for benefits.

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The Risks of Farm Work

Farm workers engage in demanding tasks, including planting and cultivating crops, caring for livestock, and operating heavy machinery. They are exposed to many potential injuries, including:

  • Harsh weather conditions that can lead to sun-related illnesses and heat exhaustion.
  • Exposure to pesticides, which can lead to occupational illnesses such as cancer.
  • Heavy machinery accident injuries, which can include fractures, amputations, and other serious injuries.
  • Repetitive strain injuries from physically demanding labor.
  • Falls after a long day at work.
  • Injuries caused by livestock.

Workers’ Compensation and Farm Workers

In some states, agricultural workers are exempt from workers’ compensation benefits. In Florida, most agricultural employers with at least six regular employees or 12 seasonal workers employed 30-45 days a year are required by law to carry workers’ compensation for their farm workers.

At Flaxman Law Group, our Florida workers’ compensation lawyers unfortunately see farm workers miss out on benefits and compensation after an accident because these workers are not always told they should be covered by benefits. For this reason, we advise any worker who has been injured to call our law offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood for a free, confidential, and no obligation consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney. Your free accident consultation is your chance to find out whether you have a claim, with no cost and no obligation.

If you are injured at a farm job, report the incident to your employer right away to protect your rights to benefits. Also get medical attention promptly to start building your claim. After that, we invite you to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation.

Our law firm is family-owned and family-operated, with a father-son attorney team. We work with farm laborers and workers in every field and over the years we have secured over $100 million for our clients, including injured workers. We work diligently to help you understand your rights and to maximize your chances for recovery. Our attorneys even give you their cell phone number, so you can always reach your lawyer, 24/7. Our team genuinely cares about every injured client we work with and we go above and beyond to build strong cases, carefully research the circumstances surrounding an injury, and to provide help every step of the way.

At Flaxman Law Group, our results speak for themselves. Our attorney team includes lawyers who have represented or worked for insurance companies, so we know exactly what it takes for an insurer to offer fair benefits or to reverse a claim denial.

After a devastating farm work injury, you could be facing medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation costs, and other financial worries. At the very least, get information about whether you have a workers’ compensation by contacting Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 for a free accident consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer.

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