The loss of a limb, also called an “amputation injury” or dismemberment, refers to the loss of a body part as a result of an accident or injury caused by the negligence of another person or entity. Losing a limb through a work accident or a vehicle accident is one of the most traumatic, life-altering and disabling of all personal injuries, often requiring a lifetime of costly medical care, rehabilitation, prosthetics and more.
The partial or complete loss of a limb can occur as a result of injuries sustained in the workplace, in a vehicle accident, from the use of power tools or factory machinery. An amputation can have hidden costs and a far-reaching impact on your future:
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Future surgeries
- Long-term home care
- Transportation service
Amputation accident victims are often unable to work or earn a living and get paid again. Amputation injuries that result from the carelessness of others can leave the victim to cope with long-term physical limitations and severe emotional trauma.
An amputation injury requires a highly skilled and experienced attorney to aggressively seek the full compensation you will require in order to maximize your quality of life after the injury. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys understand the physical, mental and emotional effects of an amputation accident. While nothing can replace what is a profound loss, you can obtain compensation for your loss, bringing a sense of closure as well as just compensation for your medical bills, loss of work, pain and suffering.
In claims involving an amputation injury, you case hinges on working with the right amputation injury attorney who is able to assess and address all of the important considerations that arise when in catastrophic injury litigation. Only attorneys experienced in the nature and extent of the injuries and resulting damages can persuade the court that you are entitled to the maximum level of compensation. Our experienced amputation injury attorneys will review your medical documentation, hire appropriate medical experts to testify about your amputation injury, how it was caused and the detrimental effects on your life.