Farmworkers and agricultural workers in North Carolina perform important jobs, planting and harvesting crops and helping manage livestock. Agricultural workers are at an increased risk of on-the-job injuries and work-related health issues because of the hazards they face while doing their jobs. They work in all kinds of weather and working conditions. It is important for farm workers who are injured on the job to understand the legal options and benefits available to them.
Farmworkers in North Carolina who sustain injuries while working may in some cases be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or have other options, depending on the agricultural operation that employs them. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that state law requires many employers to purchase to provide medical care at no cost to the injured worker and replace lost wages. A farm job injury lawyer at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., can review the circumstances of your injury and employment and discuss your eligibility to claim workers’ compensation benefits during a free consultation.
At Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., our Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys represent farmworkers and agricultural workers who have been injured on the job or developed work-related diseases and need help obtaining medical and wage benefits. Many farmworkers in North Carolina speak Spanish as their first language. Our attorneys can discuss your legal issues in your preferred language, whether English or Spanish. Attorney Joseph Baznik, whose grandparents immigrated from Mexico, speaks Spanish fluently. Call today to talk with a workers’ compensation job injury attorney. The injured worker pays no legal fee unless our attorneys are successful in obtaining financial compensation for the worker.