While people are all, by nature, adaptable, losing a limb in a workplace accident can be an incredibly traumatic and life-changing incident. Without a limb, hand, or foot, even the most basic of self-care or other tasks can become a real challenge. Depending on the nature of your injury, and the tasks you are required to complete as part of your job, you may also find yourself out of work, with few opportunities available to you. Those who have spent years training and qualifying for a career they truly loved may find this prospect as damaging as the physical pain itself.
Aside from the physical pain and emotional anguish associated with serious injuries, an amputation may require lengthy and expensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Through hiring an excellent Chula Vista amputation work injury attorney to handle your case, you can rest assured that you are benefitting from outstanding legal representation. While we shoulder the burden of pursing the compensation due to you, you can take the time you need to relax and recover from your injuries, as much as is possible.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling even the most complex workplace injury-related case, with a proven record of success.
Common Causes of Chula Vista Amputation Work Injuries
Work injuries can occur in any industry, although certain roles and industries will carry a considerably higher risk. According to OSHA 2015 statistics, around 60% of all work-related amputations occurred within the manufacturing industry, followed by the construction industry, with 10% of the total.
Whilst successfully representing workers who have lost an arm, leg, hand, or foot following a workplace accident, our Chula Vista attorneys have become familiar with the fact that amputations are frequently caused by inadequately guarded, or unguarded:
- Mechanical power presses
- Power press brakes
- Powered and non-powered conveyors
- Printing presses
- Roll forming and roll bending machines
- Food slicers
- Meat grinders
- Drill presses
- Milling machinery
- Other types of machinery and equipment
Not all amputations are caused by machinery, and we have also successfully handled cases arising from accidents involving forklifts, trash compactors, and various tools. Whatever the circumstances of your workplace accident, you can be certain that our legal experts can obtain a successful verdict on your behalf.
Why Should I Hire a Chula Vista Attorney Following an Amputation Work Injury?
When you are in the throes of the shock, pain and anguish associated with losing a limb, you are unlikely to be in a reasonable state to successfully pursue the compensation you are entitled to. Without relevant legal knowledge or experience, it is also likely that you would receive a reduced offer from your employer, or their insurance company. With representation from an expert Chula Vista amputation work injury attorney in your corner, you can greatly increase your chances of successfully recovering the maximum available payout.
While investigating the circumstances contributing to your accident, your lawyer will explore many avenues, including the potential negligence of your employer, or the presence of a defective product or part, for which the manufacturer may be held accountable.
To discuss your case with an esteemed Chula Vista amputation work injury attorney, call us today on 619-930-0205 for a free initial consultation.