Not all workplace injuries are the same, and amputation is something that can alter your life. If you have sustained an amputation on-the-job, you should never have to worry about whether or not you will receive compensation. At JML Law, our dedicated and skilled team is going to investigate all aspects of your case when you need a Downey amputation accident attorney. Our goal is to ensure you are treated fairly. This means receiving every last bit of compensation you deserve for the injury you have sustained.
What are the main causes of workplace amputations?
Amputations are devastating workplace injuries. They are often called catastrophic injuries because they affect a person’s entire life and usually lead to lifelong disabilities. Most amputations are preventable, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says they usually happen because workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical equipment. This can include:
- Power press brakes
- Powered conveyors
- Printing presses
- Roll bending machines
- Food slicers
- Meat grinders
- Cutting band saws
- Drill presses
- Milling machines
- Power presses
Other common causes of amputation injuries include motor vehicle accidents and incidents involving heavy materials. Many amputations do not occur immediately. In some cases, a crush injury will cause so much damage that a limb must be amputated at the hospital.
- There are around 1.7 million people living with amputations in the US.
What factors will be taken into account when it comes to compensation for these injuries?
Many different factors will be analyzed when it comes to compensation for your amputation injury, including your age and occupational risks. Each state is allowed to set a limit on how much each limb is worth in a workers’ compensation case. A qualified Downey amputation accident lawyer will help maximize your benefits. Here is a list of the maximum compensation allowed in California for each limb:
- Loss of arm: $190,603
- Loss of leg: $92,583
- Loss of hand: $153,483
- Loss of foot: $48,140
There are varying amounts allowed for each finger as well as the big toes. They range from $6,090 to $42,000.
- In California, a worker with an impairment rating of 70% or higher could be eligible for lifetime benefits from workers’ compensation.
How will my attorney help this case?
Amputations are life-altering injuries, and they affect victims and their families alike. If you sustain an amputation in the workplace, you should never have to worry about whether or not you will be fairly compensated. At JML Law, we are going to be by your side. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team investigate all aspects of your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Coverage for rehabilitation or physical therapy
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a Downey amputation accident lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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