A personal injury claim can be filed for many types of accidents, including the loss of a limb or even body part as a result of an accident, injury, or medical condition.
According to the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration, almost 5,000 people suffered amputation injuries in the workplace from January 2015 and August 2016.
Amputation injuries may involve the loss of fingers, toes, arms, legs, hands,feet, ears, nose, or even other body parts.Such injuries can be traumatic and caused by car crashes, industrial accidents, or even surgical in nature to remove a diseased or damaged body part. These injuries can be caused by operating equipment that lack proper safety measures, such as mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll-bending machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting band saws, drill presses, and milling machines as well as shears, grinders, and slitters.
Infections, vascular diseases, tumors, and surgical procedures can all be the cause of amputations. (Surgeons will remove damaged or “dead” limbs that could be poised to cause serious infection in the rest of the body.) In some cases, the amputation during surgery could have been avoided if the medical professional hadn’t been negligent. In addition to work-related injuries and medical negligence, car accidents, firearms, and explosives have also been known to cause amputation of arms or legs.
Amputation injuries can have significant physical and emotional impacts on individuals and may require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. Such accidents come with huge medical costs, even beyond $100,000 for the first two years, excluding the prosthetics. Furthermore, the accident can leave you with more than just financial costs and complications.
By retaining a personal injury attorney, you can maximize your chances of recovering proper compensation and damages for your amputation injuries. Contact Apex Attorneys now for a FREE consultation and let one of our incredible personal injury attorneys help with your case.
While the loss of a limb can be a clean amputation sometimes, (such as those that occur in a lawnmower accident) oftentimes, the limb is severely damaged and not completely removed, with some or all of the limb remaining and requiring surgery.
This requires hospitalization, and depending on the complexity of the operation and other complications, this may take five days to two weeks, after which the patient can start physical therapy and start practicing with prosthetics.
Nevertheless, this is only the beginning of the tremendous and overwhelming road to recovery, and this is where an attorney can help you navigate this path.
Whether the accident was caused by the negligence of a driver, employer, medical professional, or another party, there are laws in place to help you hold them accountable and protect your rights. Call Apex Attorneys now for a FREE consultation.
Every accident is unique, and each individual case comes with its own challenges and complications. Taking the right steps after an accident allows you to pursue justice for the pain you and your loved ones are going through.
After seeking immediate medical attention for your injuries, we strongly recommend that you reach out to a personal injury attorney to file your claim. There is a limitation period for all personal injury cases in every state, meaning that your claim must be filed within 2 to 4 years of the initial injury depending on the individual state’s laws.
The personal injury attorneys of Apex can help you strategize your claim and maximize your compensation. Don’t hesitate; reach out for a FREE consultation now by filling out the form below: