An amputation, whether of a finger or an entire limb, will limit your ability to do certain jobs. If your amputation was the result of an on-the-job injury, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. In addition to the medical benefits and lost wages, you will likely receive a separate lump-sum award for permanent disability or for a lost arm, leg or another part of your body. You may also receive vocational training if you cannot perform your former job.
To ensure that you get the workers' comp benefits you need, it is best to work with a lawyer. At Knie & Shealy Law Offices, I represent injured workers in South Carolina. I can help you with workers' compensation as well as third-party claims. For a free consultation, please contact me online.You Must Receive Adequate Compensation
Amputations that occur on the job can be caused by:
- Work vehicle accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective machinery
In some cases, amputations happen during a traumatic accident. Others are the result of injuries suffered in an accident that occurred days, weeks or months earlier. For example, if a broken bone does not heal or a wound becomes infected, an amputation surgery may be necessary.
The medical expenses associated with amputations are considerable. You may need surgery, lengthy hospital stays, many follow-up appointments, medications and pain management. Many amputation victims need rehabilitative therapy and emotional counseling to adjust to life with a permanent injury. The cost of prostheses and any modifications to your home and vehicles are additional expenses.
I will fight for the full amount of compensation you are allowed. When necessary, I consult with life-care planners and economists to calculate your losses.Contact a Spartanburg & Greenville Work Accident Attorney
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