While even relatively minor workplace injuries can have a significant impact on your life, losing a limb is perhaps one of the most life-changing. Without a limb, hand, or foot, you are likely to find that what was once an everyday task becomes a seemingly unsurmountable challenge. Depending on the nature of your injury, and the tasks you are required to complete as part of your job, you may also be unable to return to the job or career you have spent years training for. When you have been lucky enough to have a job you truly loved, this can be particularly daunting.
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 a Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP El Centro amputation work injury attorney to handle your case, you can have confidence that you are in the best legal hands, leaving you free to take the time you need to recover.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling even the most complex workplace injury-related case, with a proven record of successfully recovering the maximum compensation applicable.
Common Causes of El Centro Amputation Work Injuries
Amputation work injuries can occur in any industry, although there is, obviously, an increased risk associated with certain jobs. According to OSHA 2015 statistics, around 60% of all work-related amputations occurred within the manufacturing industry, followed by the construction industry where 10% of these incidents occurred.
While representing clients just like you, who have lost an arm, leg, hand, or foot following a workplace accident, our El Centro attorneys commonly encounter the following causes. Amputations are frequently caused by inadequately guarded, or completely unguarded operation of:
- 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.
How Can an El Centro Amputation Work Injury Attorney Help Me?
When you are in the midst of the shock, pain and emotional turmoil associated with losing a limb, hand, or foot, you are unlikely to be in a fit state to pursue the compensation you are entitled to. Without relevant legal knowledge or experience, it is also likely that you would receive a substandard offer from your employer or their insurance company. With the legal representation of a skilled El Centro amputation work injury attorney behind you, 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 El Centro amputation work injury attorney, call Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP today on 619-630-0205 for a free initial consultation.