Have you or a loved one had to undergo an amputation. You may need an amputation attorney like The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, a Baton Rouge attorney. The loss of a limb is a life-changing injury. The amputation of a limb can occur as a result of traumatic injury in a car accident, a motorcycle crash, a workplace injury, a power tool accident or a farming accident. In many cases, preventable accidents cause the loss of limbs. People who suffer amputation of an arm or leg often need multiple surgeries, require extensive rehabilitation and prosthetics and need job retraining to resume productive lives. It’s important to understand your legal rights.
Approximately one out of every 200 people has had an amputation, and most cope with it successfully, though it may take time to adjust to the loss of a limb. Men are at significantly higher risk of trauma-related amputation than women. Two thirds of trauma-related amputations involve an upper limb such as a hand. While many amputations each year occur because of circulation problems and vascular complications, other amputations happen because of avoidable accidents caused by careless drivers or negligent employers.
In workplaces, workers who operate mechanical power presses, power press brakes, conveyors, band saws and meat slicers are vulnerable to loss of a limb if the equipment is inadequately guarded or the employer hasn’t properly trained them to operate the equipment. An employee’s clothing can get caught in a piece of powered machinery and pull their limb into the machine, where it is amputated.
The impact of a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident can cause a traumatic injury resulting in the severing of an arm or leg or a crushed limb requiring surgical amputation.
The long-term prospects for people who have lost limbs has improved due to advances in medical care and treatment of amputees and improvements in the function and fit of prosthetics. But it helps to have a knowledgeable amputation accident attorney on your side if you are confronting a recovery from the loss of a limb.
If you or a loved one has lost a limb in an accident caused by another, you may have legal grounds to seek compensation. The party responsible for your limb loss accident and their insurance company should pay your medical bills, therapy and retraining expenses. Talk to a personal injury law firm that is committed to helping clients who have suffered the loss of a limb. Call Clay now at 225-922-4416! We provide an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.