Industrial, Construction & Farming Accidents in Kansas
Kansas Personal Injury Lawyer for Industrial & Construction Accidents
While every job has its risks, certain industries are more inherently dangerous than others. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), construction, agriculture, forestry, warehousing, transportation, and government jobs were the most dangerous industries for workers in 2019, a trend we see consistently from year to year. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the work, these industries not only pose more risks to workers, but on-the-job accidents in these industries also tend to carry a higher risk of catastrophic injury and death.
If you or someone you love was involved in an industrial, construction, or farming accident in Kansas, getting back on your feet can be daunting. Are you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits? Can you sue your employer? What if your injury was caused by a defective product or workplace safety violations?
At Bretz Injury Law, we understand the challenges you are facing, and we know how to help. Our Kansas industrial accident attorneys have extensive experience representing victims of serious work-related injuries across a wide range of industries, including construction, roofing, agriculture, transportation, and more. We have recovered more than $300 million in compensation for our clients, and we are ready to fight for you.
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Common Industrial Accidents & Injuries
Contractors, subcontractors, roofers, farmers, warehouse workers, truck drivers, and other industrial workers are required to operate heavy machinery and dangerous equipment, work on and around scaffolding, be exposed to potentially harmful substances, and navigate numerous other hazardous conditions every day on the job. Because of this, they are more likely to be involved in an accident or suffer a job-related injury or illness.
Some of the most common industrial, construction, and farming accidents include:
- Falls from heights
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Machine entanglement
- Equipment-related accidents
- Being struck by falling objects
- Scaffolding accidents
- Structure/trench collapses
- Toxic exposure
- Vehicle accidents
These and other workplace incidents frequently lead to an array of severe, life-threatening injuries, including accidental amputation, broken bones, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, nerve damage, burns, hearing loss, eye injuries, puncture wounds, and more. Workers are also susceptible to serious illnesses and medical conditions, ranging from overexertion and repetitive motion injuries to skin diseases and cancer.
Our attorneys understand the immense impact these types of injuries have, not only on victims but on their families and loved ones, as well. Our firm provides personalized and compassionate representation, along with individualized legal strategies tailored to each client’s unique situation. In every case, our goal is to maximize our clients’ recoveries and secure your future by getting you your rightful compensation.
Are Industrial, Construction & Agricultural Accidents Covered by Workman’s Comp?
In Kansas, nearly all employees are covered by workman’s compensation (more commonly known as workers’ compensation). This includes any worker who is not classified as an independent contractor, regardless of whether he or she is a part-time, full-time, or seasonal worker. However, there are some exceptions, one of which is certain agricultural workers.
In Kansas, the following types of workers are not covered by workers’ compensation:
- Most agricultural and farm workers except those who work in feedlots, feed mills, grain elevators, and sale barns
- Seasonal and migrant farm workers
- Sole proprietors and members/partners of limited liability companies (LLCs)
- Realtors who are classified as independent contractors
- Certain firefighters belonging to firefighters’ relief associations
- Certain commercial and industrial vehicle drivers
If you are injured on the job or suffer a work-related medical condition, our team can help you determine if you qualify for workers’ compensation. We can assist you in filing a claim, appealing denied benefits, or even filing a third-party work injury lawsuit against a negligent employer, manufacturer, or another party.
Protecting Your Right to a Fair Recovery
No one should have to fear being injured at work. Unfortunately, this is an everyday reality for many industrial, construction, and farm workers. At Bretz Injury Law, we are committed to helping injured workers and the families of those who die in work-related accidents seek justice.
Depending on your unique situation, you could be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses, including future care costs
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Partial wage replacement
- Vocational rehabilitation/job retraining benefits
- Lost income and employment benefits
- Non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering
- Funeral/burial expenses
We encourage you to reach out to our firm to learn how we can help you and your family get back on your feet after a serious on-the-job accident or work-related injury. Our firm has been serving the people of Kansas since 1997, representing individuals and families in Hutchinson, Salina, Wichita, Garden City, Dodge City, Liberal, Hays, and all of the surrounding areas.
How Bretz Injury Law Can Help
Whether you were injured by faulty equipment or defective machinery, were involved in a work vehicle accident, or lost a loved one in a tragic job-related incident, our team is here to help. We provide each of our clients with the caring, supportive, and attentive legal services they deserve. Our team has the resources, experience, and skill to build a powerful case on your behalf, and we are not afraid to go up against major manufacturers, corporations, and insurance companies—even if that means taking your case to trial.
At Bretz Injury Law, we offer free initial consultations and work on contingency fees. This means that you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees when you work with our firm; instead, our attorneys are only paid if you are.
To learn how we can help you with your Kansas industrial, construction, or farming injury case, call and request a complimentary case evaluation today.