Avondale Workplace Amputation Lawyers
Losing a limb is one of the most debilitating and serious on-the-job injuries a victim can suffer. Retaining the services of a lawyer who has knowledge and experience in these types of cases could be an important part of the recovery process. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injury and other related damages.
Our lawyers at Phillips Law Group have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for more than 155,000 clients. Founder Jeff Phillips has represented many victims suffering from catastrophic injuries and has successfully won verdicts in multiple counties in the state of Arizona.
Request a free consultation to get started. You are under no obligation to move forward and there is no risk in calling our firm or meeting with us to discuss your situation and available legal options. We do not charge any upfront fees and only obtain payment if we help you obtain compensation via a settlement or verdict.
Our phone lines are open anytime, day or night. 1-800-706-3000.
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
Several factors need to be taken into consideration before our legal team is able to determine whether you may have a case. This includes the extent and severity of the amputation, the medical care you have acquired and will continue to need, such as additional surgeries, as well as your anticipated recovery time.
Most importantly in these cases, you most likely need to prove that negligence was involved in order to pursue compensation. This means being able to prove that the other party owed you a duty of care to prevent you from suffering harm, the other party failed to fulfill his or her legal obligations by acting in a reckless or careless manner, which directly resulted in your injuries and caused you to suffer damages. Damages may include medical bills or lost wages.
Employers could be negligent in many ways, such as by not enforcing safety rules and regulations or:
- Not providing necessary safety equipment
- Not educating workers on safety
- Working employees too hard
- Failing to use appropriate machinery to help keep workers safe
Safety regulations are enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at the federal level and by Arizona’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH).
Learn more about your rights in a free consultation. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
How Much Could My Case Be Worth?
Victims of workplace amputations often face costly medical expenses, sometimes for the rest of their lives. The potential value of your case will be dependent on your particular situation. This includes the type and amount of damages you have endured not only physically and financially, but also on an emotional level.
If you have a case, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages help pay for monetary losses, such as medical expenses related to hospital stays, travel costs to and from doctor appointments, emergency services, medications, surgeries, prosthetics or other medical equipment.
These damages could also help cover any home renovations required since your disability, loss of income or wages from being unable to work while in recovery, or loss of earning capacity if you cannot work at all.
Non-economic damages are the pain and suffering, both physical and mental, that you have experienced during and since the accident. This could also include emotional distress caused by being disfigured or scarred, loss of enjoyment of life or a diminished qualify of life since you became disabled.
Advantages of Hiring Legal Representation
Most accident victims do not realize that hiring a lawyer could improve one’s chances at obtaining compensation. If you have a valid case, a licensed Avondale workplace amputation lawyer is prepared to review your situation, go over your legal options and help you by:
- Conducting a detailed investigation into what happened
- Gathering supportive evidence to help prove negligence
- Interviewing eyewitnesses to support your versions of events
- Reviewing medical records and having an expert testify for you
- Communicating with the insurance companies on your behalf
- Negotiating a settlement that reflects the value of your damages
In the event that a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are ready to go to trial, if it is necessary. Our firm has helped many clients pursue maximum compensation for their injuries and damages in and out of court.
Read about what some of our satisfied clients have said about us.
Deadline for Filing These Cases
Arizona follows a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time a victim has to file a case. Generally, victims of workplace amputation accidents have about two years from the date of their injury to file. Not filing within this deadline will likely result in a court dismissal and the inability to pursue compensation.
Certain exceptions may exist that extend or shorten this deadline. If a government employee or entity caused your injury, you only have 180 days to take legal action. Minors who sustain an injury have two years from the date they turn 18 years old to file a case. These exceptions are applied on a case-by-case basis.
This is why we encourage that you contact our legal team at Phillips Law Group to see which deadline may apply to your situation. Our initial consultations are completely free and confidential.
How Does Arizona Define an Amputation?
Amputations are the partial or total loss of a limb or body part. An amputation often occurs during serious accidents that result in catastrophic injuries, where the limb may or may not be able to be reattached.
After an accident, you may need an amputation if the doctor treating you cannot repair the extensive damage done. Workplace amputations may include the loss of an arm, leg, hand, finger, foot, or toe.
Why Workplace Amputation Accidents Happen
Although an amputation can happen to workers in several industries, including construction, there are particular jobs that have a greater risk of sustaining this type of catastrophic injury. This includes jobs in which workers handle heavy equipment, cutting tools or machines that apply force towards objects.
This type of machinery could include:
- Drill presses
- Meat grinders
- Mechanical presses
- Metal grinders
- Metal stamping machines
- Milling machines
- Power conveyors
- Printing presses
- Roll-forming machines
- Trash compactors
Steps to Take After a Workplace Amputation Accident
It is important that you seek immediate medical attention so that a doctor can properly treat you and give you a treatment plan to aid in your recovery. Other steps to take to protect your well-being and potential legal claim include the following:
- Informing your employer of your injury – This needs to be done as soon as possible to establish a link between the accident and your injury. If not, the insurer may question the validity of your claim.
- Gathering evidence if you are able to – Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, torn or bloody clothing, and any objects or equipment involved. If not, ask a loved one or co-worker for help.
- Following the doctor’s orders – This includes going to all medical appointments and adhering to the treatment plan. If not, the insurer may say that your injury is not as severe or occurred at work at all.
- Keeping an injury diary or journal – Document the pain and suffering you have experienced since the accident and how it has affected you on a daily basis. Be honest and do not overexaggerate.
- Waiting to sign or agree to anything – Refrain from letting an insurer record your statement or have access to your medical records until you get in touch with an experienced lawyer for legal advice.
Call a Reputable Avondale Workplace Amputation Lawyer Today
If you have suffered an amputation injury due to a workplace accident, our legal team at Phillips Law Group is here to help. We are prepared to handle the entire legal process on your behalf as we pursue maximum compensation for your injury and damages. We want you to focus on what matters – your recovery.
Our firm has recovered more than $750 million in compensation for our clients. Founding partner Jeff Phillips is a member of both the American Academy of Trial Attorneys and National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100.
Schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation to see if you may have a case. There are no upfront fees. You only pay us at the end of the legal process if we help you obtain a financial recovery.
We are available 24/7 to take your call. 1-800-706-3000.