If you work on a farm in Nebraska, it may come as a surprise that you are not necessarily covered by workers’ compensation. In our state, farms and agricultural operations only need to provide coverage if they employ more than 10 fulltime workers for a period greater than 13 weeks throughout the year. This exempts many smaller operations from providing protection and leaves a number of workers unable to pay for medical expenses or to cover lost wages following a farm accident.
As we enter the peak of seasonal and part-time agricultural work, the risks taken by those who are not covered by workers’ compensation become greater. But what options do farm workers who have been injured have when it comes to seeking compensation? That’s a question best posed in person to one of the Norfolk agricultural injury attorneys at Copple Rockey.
Our farm worker attorneys understand how difficult it can be to know where to turn for financial compensation when you are injured out in the fields, while operating equipment, when working in a silo or grain elevator, or under any other circumstances. We are here to take your case and guide you to the most effective course of action, helping make sure you are provided the compensation you will need to cover your damages and make the fullest recovery possible.
If you have been injured in a farm accident in Nebraska, please contact Copple Rockey online or by calling 402-371-4300 to schedule a consultation today. We serve victims of agricultural accidents throughout Nebraska from our offices in Norfolk and Omaha.