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While most workers acknowledge the potential for workplace injuries, some are more severe than others. Among the most devastating are amputations, which can lead to profound life changes and the possibility of diminished earning capacity. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our team of Encino amputations accident lawyers is ready to assist if you or a loved one has suffered such an injury at work. Our primary objective is to secure workplace injury compensation rightfully due to you for your amputation injury.

How Do Workplace Amputation Injuries Occur?

Workplace injuries often come with the expectation of compensation, but severe injuries like amputations can dramatically alter a person's life. Research indicates that approximately one out of every 20,000 workers in the United States experiences an amputation. According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), certain industries pose a higher risk of worker amputations, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emphasizes that nearly every workplace amputation is preventable. OSHA attributes most of these injuries to unguarded equipment, insufficient worker training, and the employer's failure to implement appropriate practices and procedures. Communication lapses between employers and contracted third parties at the same job site can also contribute to these incidents.

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Determining the Value of an Amputation Injury

While no amount of compensation can fully account for the loss of a body part, the following are the current average values a worker in California can expect based on the body part lost:

  • Arm
  • Leg
  • Hand
  • Foot
  • Big Toe
  • Thumb
  • Index Finger
  • Middle Finger
  • Ring Finger
  • Pinky Finger

An experienced Encino amputation attorney will strive to maximize your total compensation for the impact of this life-changing event.

We understand that there can be many complications with an amputation injury: including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, nerve injuries, complex regional pain syndrome, vascular injuries, chronic medical treatment, home health care, transportation assistance, assistant with job retraining. We strive to provide our clients with every available benefit to help them recover from their injuries.

Securing the Compensation You Deserve

If you or a loved one has endured an amputation injury in the workplace, recognizing the gravity of this event is crucial, and seeking significant compensation is warranted. The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach is here to thoroughly investigate your case and secure the compensation you deserve, which may include:

  • Coverage for all medical expenses related to the amputation injury.
  • Compensation for lost wages during the recovery period.
  • Provisions for the cost of prosthetics.
  • Support for home and vehicle modifications to aid mobility.
  • Coverage for physical therapy expenses.
  • Provisions for future medical expenses resulting from the amputation.
  • Compensation for loss of future earnings and earning potential.

If a third party is responsible for your amputation injury, you may be entitled to additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. If you need an Encino amputations workplace injury lawyer, reach out for a free consultation today.

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