Amputation is defined as the removal of a limb or other body part due to some type of physical trauma or through surgery.
The most common amputations are performed on the hand, wrist, finger, arm, foot and leg. Sometimes a body part can be crushed so severely in an accident that it needs to be amputated.
The majority of amputation injuries happen in the workplace, most commonly in an industrial, warehouse or factory environment from the following activities:
- Using table or chain saws
- Construction accidents
- Operating heavy machinery
- Using farm equipment
Many workplace injury accidents that result in amputations could have been avoided if the correct safety procedures had been implemented by the employer – in many cases, adequate warnings were simply not put into practice or if so, they were implemented without proper supervision.
It must also be noted that some products may not have been designed to operate in a safe manner which further increases the chances of a workplace injury.
If you or someone you love has had to undergo an amputation due to a workplace related injury, it would be in your best interest to consult with a Mobile workplace injury lawyer from the Citrin Law Firm as soon as possible. We have been fighting for the rights of workplace accident victims for 24 years.
Contact our workplace injury lawyers by filling out the contact form to the right.
Our intention is to help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for your medical treatment and any other necessary expenses you are now responsible for due to your workplace amputation injury.
You may also be entitled to permanent disability compensation or a lump sum settlement due to your loss.
Mobile Workplace Amputation Lawyers
We are here to help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits that are fair and equitable for your injuries, and any additional compensation you may be entitled to, including pain and suffering, from liable third parties whose negligence contributed to or caused your injuries. Amputation is a life changing event.
It is your right to work in a safe workplace. Employers who are not vigilant about implementing and maintaining safety procedures and those individuals who are negligent or companies whose products malfunction or are defective must be made take responsibility for their actions.