Amputation injuries are permanent injuries that may result in lifelong disability. An amputation, by definition, is the loss of a body part, usually a finger, hand, or arm, or a toe, foot, or leg. Traumatic amputation injuries occur when the limb is wholly or partially severed in an accident. Amputation can also be surgically performed when a limb cannot be spared due to serious injuries. Victims of traumatic amputation are at risk for serious complications, including bleeding, infection, shock, and death.
Causes of Amputation Accidents
California amputation injury lawyers at Estey & Bomberger, LLP represent adults and children with dismemberment injuries resulting from all types of accidents, including:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
Amputation Accidents At Work
Farming accidents, construction accidents, and industrial accidents can all cause amputations and dismemberment injuries. Amputation accidents can be the result of improper machinery maintenance, improper employee training, unsafe working conditions, or lack of safety guards or protective equipment. Fingers and limbs can be lost from various machines, including:
- Conveyor belts
- Drill presses
- Food slicers
- Guillotine shears
- Meat grinders
- Mechanical power presses
- Metal-forming machines
- Milling machines
- Printing presses
Proper training, safety practices and supervision can prevent amputation accidents and disfigurement injuries. If you have lost a limb or been disfigured in an accident at work, you may be eligible for compensation from your employer.
Children Finger Amputations
Young children are susceptible to finger amputations from slamming doors, both at home and by automobile doors. Appliances can also injure children when their fingers become caught in the doors of washing machines, dryers and dishwashers. Paper shredders can also cause serious hand and finger injuries to young children.
Estey & Bomberger, LLP has been extremely successful helping families of children injured in accidents. If your child has lost a finger or been seriously injured in an accident, Contact Estey & Bomberger, LLP to discuss your child’s potential case with an attorney. We understand the complex nature of children’s injuries, and can help you recover full and fair compensation for an injury or loss.
Emotional Injuries Caused by Amputations
Amputation injuries can cause disability and a loss of in quality of living. Amputations, like other life-changing tragedies, cause emotional and psychological injuries. Scarring and disfigurement may decrease self-confidence and self esteem. Coping with and adjusting to the loss of a limb can be difficult. Posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, grief, and depression are all associated psychological injuries of amputations.
Costs of Amputations
Amputations are expensive, both immediately after the accident and possibly for the rest of the victim’s life. Multiple surgeries may be required to repair nerve damage, and amputees may need prosthetic limbs costing thousands of dollars that need to be replaced every few years. If you are unable to work due to a traumatic amputation injury, you may be eligible for compensation for future lost wages. To maximize your compensation, we work with highly qualified experts to determine your future medical needs as a result of your injury.
Amputation Lawsuit Case Evaluation
If someone else is at fault for your dismemberment injury, talk to a California amputation injury lawyer at Estey & Bomberger, LLP today. We can help you recover money for your loss of limb, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. An attorney can meet you at your home or hospital, or at one of our convenient office locations throughout California. Attorney consultations are offered at no cost.
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We accept all cases on a contingency fee basis – we are not paid for our services unless and until we recover money on your behalf. To speak to an attorney about your case, call us anytime at (800)925-0723.