Loss and Amputation of Fingers, Hands, Arms, Legs and Eyes
Amputations are among the more serious injuries a worker can suffer and will affect the lives not only of the person who suffered the injury but also their family and loved ones as well. Amputations in the context of Missouri Workers’ Compensation can be traumatic, that is, caused at the moment of an accident, or a surgical amputation, when the doctor decides to take a limb or other body part because the injury is so severe that the body part cannot be saved.
The amputation or loss of a finger, hand, arm, leg or eye is a shocking, horrible and debilitating experience that leaves the worker with a sense of loss of more than just a part of their body. People who suffer the loss of a part of their body feel a sense of incompleteness and feeling that they have lost more than just the function they once had. A worker suffering an amputation from a work place injury faces a hard road filled with many difficult experiences. Our office understands these feelings and experiences and will work with you to ensure the most complete recovery and financial compensation for your losses.
Amputations can be the result of a variety of workplace accidents, including construction site accidents, vehicle accidents, power tools, machines and assembly line accidents. On farms and mills throughout Missouri, the dangerous equipment that workers operate as part of the production process creates the danger of unfortunate loss to employees. Even with the aid of a prosthetic device, the injury victim will have continued difficulties. Amputations also result with permanent disfigurement and scarring of the body part affected.
While there is certainly no amount of money that can fully compensate you for such a profound loss, the Hein Law Firm will do everything possible to ensure that you are treated fairly and receive the full and complete compensation that the Missouri Workers' Compensation system allows under Missouri law. Contact an experienced and successful Missouri Workers' Compensation attorney to ensure you receive the needed compensation you are entitled to for your case.
If you have had a limb or other body part lost to an amputation at work, you need to know that workplace amputations have a special category and a worker suffering the amputation and full loss and use of a particular body part is entitled to receive more than the 100% loss of use of the lost body part as additional compensation under the law.
The losses that are suffered as a result of an amputation are unimaginable. With some professions, an amputation can mean the inability to carry on in that chosen occupation. There will be immediate loss of income, pain and suffering, medical bills and unanticipated expenses. The long term financial losses are likely to include the need for medication, medical devices, prosthetics, physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychological therapy and occupation re-training.
We will look at the injured body part and medical evidence to determine how to obtain full and complete recovery in your particular case.
No Recovery, No Fee!
The Hein Law Firm takes injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you will only pay attorney's fees if we obtain compensation for you. For a free consultation with a lawyer, call us at 314.645.7900 or contact us online.