Injured Agricultural Workers in Modesto
Handling Farm Worker Injury Claims for 30+ Years
Statistically speaking, agricultural workers face some of the greatest occupational risks out of all workers across all industries. Every day, farm workers are exposed to potentially harmful pesticides, work with heavy machinery, and spend hours repeating the same motions.
All of these actions can—and often do—lead to serious injuries. At Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC, we represent injured agricultural workers in Modesto and throughout California's Central Valley.
If you were injured on the job or in any way while doing anything that benefitted your employer, you are entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation. This is true regardless of what type of injury you have, how many workers your employer has, or your immigration status.
Common Farm Worker Injuries
As previously mentioned, farm workers are exposed to numerous hazards on the job every day. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 100 farm workers suffer a work-related injury that leads to lost work time every day.
And, tragically, many of these injuries are fatal. The CDC reported that 416 agricultural workers suffered fatal work injuries in 2017 alone. Roughly 2,038,000 full-time workers were employed in agriculture in the U.S. in 2018.
Some of the most common farm worker injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Overuse injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Occupational illnesses
- Toxic exposure
- Machinery accidents
- Crush injuries
- Heat stroke
- Accidental amputation
- Vehicle-related injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Regardless of the type of injury you have suffered, whether it was caused by a sudden accident or long-term exposure to harmful substances or repetitive motions, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Agricultural Workers' Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to pay for the cost of your medical treatment, as well as lost wages while you are unable to work. However, it is not always easy for injured agricultural workers to recover their rightful benefits. Many employers do not carry the required workers’ compensation insurance, which may lead to them denying your claim.
In other cases, undocumented farm workers may be hesitant to seek workers’ compensation benefits, fearing retaliation from their employers. Remember: If you are injured on the job in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of your immigration status.
Get Started On Your Case Today
If you are having trouble getting fair compensation for your job-related injuries or the job-related death of your loved one, reach out to Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC to speak to one of our experienced Modesto workers’ compensation lawyers. We can help you clearly understand your legal options during a free and confidential consultation.
There are no fees when you choose to work with us until we successfully secure compensation on your behalf. Put a track record of success and more than 30 years of legal experience on your side! From three office locations, we proudly serve injured agricultural workers in Modesto and throughout the surrounding areas.
“I would tell others if they're seeking legal professional help, that Rancaño & Rancaño helped me and that they can most likely help them in their situation.”- Jose
“There's many people that recommended me to go to Rancaño & Rancaño because they were in the same situation, and they helped them like they helped me in providing excellent service.”- Ancieto
“The office is always clean and welcoming. The receptionist is very professional and nice.”- Denise
Workers' Compensation $2,264,827
Juan Perez Vasquez v. Sonoran Roofing, Inc., CIGA, services by Sedgwick CMS
Workers' Compensation $2,172,000
Sergio Cervantes v. Central Valley Painting, State Compensation Insurance Fund
Workers' Compensation $2,150,000
Julio Calderon v. South Placer Roofing Co., Inc., State Compensation Insurance Fund
Workers' Compensation $1,925,000
Armando Calderon v. A & A Cattle, Intercare Insurance Services
Construction Site Injury $1,750,000
Martinez v. Unger Construction
Obstetrical Negligence $1,500,000
Martinez v. County of Merced
Workers' Compensation $1,302,500
Damian Sanchez v. MG Simms Painting & Decorating, The Hartford
Workers' Compensation $1,300,000
Ociel Garcia v. Capital Builders, National Fire Union Insurance Company
Motor Vehicle Collision $1,300,000
Walls v. Svenhard
Workers' Compensation $1,250,000
Ramon Madriz-Mendoza v. Pacific International Steel, State Compensation Insurance Fund
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