There are some work injuries so severe that they completely change a person’s life. An incident that causes a person to lose a limb is significant and will result in enormous economic and non-economic costs. At JML Law, we are ready to step in and help ensure you get the compensation you need to get through this. Let our Corona amputation accident lawyers get to work investigating what happened so you can secure the compensation you deserve.
What are the causes of workplace amputation injuries?
We know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that nearly all amputation injuries in the workplace are preventable. When these injuries do occur, according to OSHA, they occur because workers operated unguarded or inadequately safeguarded equipment. Consider the following common causes of amputations:
- Power presses
- Power press brakes
- Powered conveyors
- Printing presses
- Roll bending machines
- Food slicers
- Meat grinders
- Cutting band saws
- Drill presses
- Milling machines
Other common causes of workplace amputations include vehicle crashes, incidents with heavy machinery, and getting caught in between objects.
How often do amputation injuries occur?
More than 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses were reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the latest year of data available. In one recent full reporting year, there were nearly 5,000 amputations reported to the BLS.
- In the US, nearly one out of every 200 people suffer from amputation injuries.
Not all amputation incidents look the same. In many cases, the amputation is instant. In other cases, a person can lose their limb after the initial incident due to infection.
Everything changes after an amputation
Amputations are serious injuries that will result in major changes in a person’s life. Losing a limb not only results in high economic costs but also emotional and psychological costs as well. When calculating damages, you and your attorney need to consider the following:
- The cost of prosthetics
- Home and vehicle modifications to aid mobility
- Physical therapy
- Emotional and psychological damages
You will also have to look at the long-term consequences. Are you able to return to work in the same capacity? Are you able to return to work at all?
How much compensation is available for these injuries?
If you or someone you care about has suffered from an amputation injury in the workplace, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. These injuries can be catastrophic and lead to enormous expenses for victims and their families. At JML Law, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our team will review all aspects of your injury and work to secure the following compensation:
- Compensation for all medical bills related to the amputation
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Loss of future wages or lost earning potential
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
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