Amputation / Loss of Limb
Have you suffered the loss of a limb?
Some of the most devastating injuries that can occur are severed limbs or ligaments. Unfortunately, they are a common catastrophic injury suffered, especially in industrial workplaces. Employees who work with rotating machinery or blades on a daily basis are at far greater risk for severed or accidentally amputated limbs than others because it is easy for limbs or clothing to snag on the machinery. Even though machinery workers are at higher risk, hazardous equipment can be found in almost every plant and all employees must be aware of the danger of amputation.
Severed arms or legs typically occur as the result of the unsafe operation of a power press, shear, conveyor, food slicer, meat grinder or other industrial equipment. If you have suffered this devastating personal injury because of the unsafe or untrained operation of machinery, you may be able to seek compensation with the help of a passionate and aggressive attorney
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney for Amputation Victims
Machinery and tools that are used for slicing, shearing, cutting, and grinding are more likely to catch limbs or articles of clothing that can cause amputation. There are federal regulations in place that require employers to only purchase machinery that has safeguards to protect workers from serious amputation injuries. Employers also have an extensive list of requirements and regulations regarding these safeguards in order to keep employees safe while performing their duties.
When you suffer the amputation of a limb, you will likely face many surgeries and medical treatments that can cost exorbitant amounts of money. By filing a personal injury claim, you may be able to seek compensation to recover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages and more. Here at Ward Smith, PLLC, we are here to protect your legal rights during this challenging time so that you can obtain the maximum amount of compensation available.