While most workers understand that there is a chance they could get hurt on the job, some injuries that happen at work are more serious than others. One of the most serious workplace injuries is an amputation. Workers who sustain an amputation of any body part face the prospect of dramatic life changes and the possibility of not being able to earn an income. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our Encino amputations accident attorneys are ready to help if you or loved one had been injured at work. Our goal is to secure the compensation you are entitled to for your amputation injury.
Most people understand that they will receive compensation for a workplace injury. But what happens when an injury is so severe that it dramatically alters a person’s way of life? That is what happens with an amputation injury.
Research indicates that amputations affect approximately one out of every 20,000 workers in the United States. However, according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we know that the following industries pose a higher risk of worker amputations:
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly every workplace amputation is preventable. OSHA has concluded that most workplace amputations occur due to unguarded equipment, inadequate worker training, and a lack of appropriate practice and procedures in place by the employer. In some cases, these injuries are caused by a lack of communication between an employer and a contracted third party at the same job site.
While there is no way to fully compensate someone for losing a body part, the following are the current averages a worker in California can expect to receive based on which body part is lost:
A skilled Encino amputation attorney will work to maximize your total compensation for what has happened to you.
If you or somebody you love suffered an amputation injury in the workplace, we understand that this is a serious event, and you deserve significant compensation. However, you may need to seek assistance from an attorney for this case. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are going to thoroughly investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you deserve. This could include:
If your amputation injury was caused by a third party, you may be entitled to even more compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. When you need an Encino amputations accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.