California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Amputation Accidents
Any serious workplace accident can upend your life. You may be in pain, you may be out of work for a time while recovering, and you may see rising medical costs as you try to get the care that you need. When you lose a limb in a workplace accident, all of those stressors can be much worse. The loss of a limb is a life-altering experience, affecting your ability to do your job, engage in daily activities, and enjoy your life.
If you suffered an amputation injury at work, you are entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits. We’re ready to help you get what you are owed.
The workers’ compensation attorney at Invictus Law, P.C. is ready to help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits and other options for recovery after an amputation accident. We’ll investigate the circumstances of your incident, build your workers’ comp claims, and fight for your right to maximum compensation for the devastation you’ve suffered.
What Is an Amputation Injury?
Amputation injury refers to the loss of a body part. While amputation injury can involve the loss of a limb, such as an arm or leg, it also includes the loss of a finger, toe, or other small extremity. The loss of any body part can change your life permanently, affecting your ability to work and enjoy your life outside of your job.
A workplace accident can involve the loss of a limb at the instant the accident occurs, such as when a limb is severed, or it can involve an injury to a limb that is so severe that the doctors must amputate it later in order to preserve your overall health. For example, if a worker’s arm is severely burned or crushed in an industrial accident, the surgeons might determine the limb cannot be saved and must be removed to protect the patient’s life.
Whatever the nature of your amputation injury, if you suffered your accident at work, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. If the accident was caused by someone other than yourself or a co-worker, you could have additional third-party claims for damages. Talk to an experienced amputation injury workers’ comp lawyer at Invictus Law to discuss your potential claims and benefits.
Common Causes of Amputation Injury
Amputation injuries can occur after all manner of serious accidents. Incidents in which a body part is crushed, burned, exposed to harmful chemicals, or otherwise exposed to extreme trauma can lead to the loss of a limb.
At Invictus Law, P.C., our worker’s comp legal team helps California workers recover after all kinds of workplace accidents, including:
- Car crashes and other vehicle accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Limb caught in heavy machinery
- Falling heavy objects
- Stuck in-between heavy objects
- Power tool injuries
- Animal attacks
Maximize Your Benefits After an Amputation Accident
If you’ve lost a limb at work, a seasoned workers’ comp attorney can help you obtain the maximum benefits available. You can recover a range of benefits including temporary disability (partial income replacement), medical expenses, job displacement benefits for finding a new job, and possibly permanent disability benefits. If your amputation causes you sufficient impairment for work and life, you might be eligible to receive payments for the rest of your life.
Talk to an experienced workers’ comp amputation benefits attorney at Invictus Law to discuss your claims and how to get the most out of your workers’ comp coverage.
Invictus Law Is Ready to Help With Your Amputation Accident Claims in Orange County and the Inland Empire
If you’ve been seriously hurt during construction, factory work, or in any other position in California and need help securing thorough, comprehensive workers’ compensation benefits, contact a dedicated and experienced Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711. We serve clients across Orange County and the Inland Empire, with offices in Orange and Ontario.