The most minor of injuries in the workplace can wind up derailing your life in an instant. To make matters worse, suffering the loss of a limb in a workplace accident can be the most life changing of them all. When you are missing a foot, hand, or other limb you will quickly discover how difficult even the most mundane daily activities can be to handle. It’s also possible that you will never be able to work again depending on the severity of your injuries and the tasks you are required to complete while on the job. Going through a situation such as this can be difficult to understand and live with after having the fortune to work in such an amazing profession.
When you need to have a limb amputated it can be costly in many ways: the surgery to have the limb remove, the rehabilitation to resume regular activities, physical therapy and all of the medical expenses associated with such a tragic injury. You will be in the best hands possible when you hire an El Centro amputation work injury attorney from the team of Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP. Our team will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus solely on the recovery efforts necessary to get back into shape following an amputation injury.
El Centro Amputation Work Injury Common Causes
An injury involving the amputation of a limb can occur in just about any type of industry, but there is an obvious increase in risk when working in certain professions. Statistics released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2015 show that 60 percent of all amputation injuries related to work happened in the manufacturing industry. The next closest industry was construction with 10 percent.
The El Centro attorneys from our firm have represented clients just like you who have lost a hand, arm, foot, or leg. We have encountered the following causes of amputation injuries due to unguarded or inadequately guarded operations of:
- Power press brakes
- Mechanical power presses
- Printing presses
- Conveyors that are non-powered and powered
- Drill presses
- Meat grinders
- Milling machinery
- Food slicers
- Roll bending and roll forming machines
- Any other type of equipment or machinery
Not every amputation injury at work will be caused by a machine. We have successfully represented clients who have lost a limb in accidents involving forklifts, tools, and compactors.
How Can I Get Help from an El Centro Amputation Work Injury Attorney?
The loss of a foot, hand, leg or arm will throw you into a state of turmoil, shock, sadness, anger and other emotions. Because of this you will likely have trouble fighting on your own for the compensation you deserve. When you seek the legal aid of an El Centro amputation work injury attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP you will increase your chances of the size of compensation package you can receive for your injuries. Our team will look at any negligence involved in the accident that left you injured, including negligence on the part of your employer or a co-worker. Our team will also look into defective products or issues with manufacturing defects. Call the office of Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP today at 619-630-0205 today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.