If you've had a loss of a limb, call 1-800-978-1986 or send us an email for help.
The loss of a limb is a devastating experience. Amputees must re-accustom themselves to everyday activities such as walking, eating, bathing and moving about their homes. Amputation is emotionally catastrophic and may require months, or years, to accept. An amputee must undergo continued medical treatment and support, but the physical loss of a limb does not affect the victim alone. Often, such an injury also affects loved ones, friends and family.
Amputations can occur in the workplace in the operation of:
Injuries most commonly occur when machines are unguarded or inadequately safeguarded, and it is often routine operational activities such as set-up/prepping, threading, adjusting, cleaning and clearing jams that have the greatest potential to cause injury severe enough to necessitate the loss of a damaged hand, foot or limb.
When the loss of a limb occurs as the result of a workplace injury, a victim must immediately establish a claim with an experienced Orlando workers' compensation attorney. Doing so will help compensate for the expense of surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation and mobility assistance devices such as wheelchairs and power scooters. No person injured on the job should bare these expenses themselves. If amputation is the result of workplace negligence, the responsible party must be held accountable.
Each Orlando workers' comp lawyer at the McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. knows how to assist people who have suffered amputations as the result of a workplace injury, and knows how to represent amputation claims and will strive to achieve short-term and long-term compensation for their amputee clients. If you have suffered the pain and trauma of a loss of a limb, contact an Orlando workers' compensation attorney from McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A..