Amputations are not like any other workplace injury. They can affect not just our ability to make a living, but also our ability to perform everyday tasks. At JML Law, we are ready to help you through this. If you need a Santa Ana amputation accident attorney, we will be your advocate. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will thoroughly investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you need. We will not let you be treated unfairly by your employer or the insurance company.
What We Know About Amputations In The Workplace
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were around 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses in the latest reporting year. Some of those injuries were much more catastrophic than others.
- Amputations affect nearly one out of every 200 people in the US.
- There are approximately 1.7 million people living with amputations in this country.
We know that most of these injuries are preventable and that employers should take steps to keep workers safe. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says they usually happen because workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical equipment. Common culprits in amputations include:
- Powered conveyors
- Printing presses
- Roll bending machines
- Food slicers
- Meat grinders
- Cutting band saws
- Drill presses
- Milling machines
- Power presses
We also know that vehicle accident, heavy machinery incidents, falling objects, and crush injuries are common amputation causes.
What Is A Workplace Amputation Injury Worth?
Each state is allowed to set the amount they will pay out in workers’ compensation benefits for amputation injuries. This has resulted in California having lower payments for certain amputation injuries. The maximum payout for major limb loss are set as follows:
- Loss of arm: $190,603
- Loss of leg: $92,583
- Loss of hand: $153,483
- Loss of foot: $48,140
- Loss of thumb: $42,050
There are also payout amounts set for the loss of finger and the big toe, and they range from $6,090 to $14,645.
These payments will not be the same for all amputation victims. They will be adjusted for things like a person’s age and occupational adjustments. In order to maximize your compensation, please contact a Santa Ana amputation accident lawyer to help with your case.
What Will Your Attorney Be Able To Help With?
If you or a loved one have suffered an amputation injury at work, you deserve to be fully compensated for what has happened. These injuries can change your entire life. At JML Law, we are ready to step in if you do not think you are receiving a fair amount for what has happened. Let us work to secure:
- All medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Coverage for physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against any negligent party responsible
If you need a Santa Ana 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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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.