Flagstaff Amputation Lawyer
The loss of a limb in a workplace accident can be a devastating experience for any injury victim. Sadly, many work-related incidents that cause amputations are often due to negligent safety practices that could have been prevented. Contacting a lawyer can be an important part of the recovery process.
Our Flagstaff amputation lawyers at Phillips Law Group have recovered millions in compensation for more than 155,000 clients. We have more than two decades of experience handling many different types of personal injury cases, including those that involve amputations.
Let us review your claim during a risk-free, no-obligation consultation. We do not charge any upfront fees for our services and we only get paid at the end of the legal process if you obtain compensation.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to learn more about your legal options.
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
No two workplace amputation injuries are the same, which means a lot of different factors will go into determining whether or not you may have a case. This is why it is important that you speak with a licensed Flagstaff amputation lawyer from our firm to review the particulars of your situation.
Generally, we will need to prove that your employer acted negligently in some way, which led to your amputation injury. There are four main elements of negligence that must be proven. These include:
- You were owed a duty of care by the at-fault party to prevent you from being injured
- The at-fault party breached the duty of care because of his or her actions or inactions
- You were directly harmed due to the breach and you have proof of the link between the two
- You suffered some type of damages, such as medical bills and loss of wages from missed work
Some examples of employer negligence that could lead to an amputation injury on the job include:
- Forcing employees to work long hours
- Failing to enforce safety policies and regulations
- Failure to provide employees with proper safety equipment
- Failure to educate employees on how to act in a safe manner
- Failure to install safety guards on machinery that require them
Employers must follow various safety regulations at the state and federal levels. Under Arizona law, employers must follow the laws and regulations set forth by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH). Employers must also follow rules and regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at the federal level.
It will take an in-depth investigation to determine if your employer was negligent in the accident that caused your amputation injury. If we represent you, our Flagstaff amputation lawyers can help determine what role, if any, your employer played in your injury.
How Much is My Case Worth?
The answer to this question will vary based on different factors, including how the injury impacts your daily life, how severe the injury was, and the actions of your employer. Should you have a case, you could be eligible for compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Anticipated medical expenses for the future
- Need for prosthetic devices
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages from being unable to work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Renovations to your home to make it handicap accessible
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
Every case is different, which is why we recommend contacting an experienced Flagstaff amputation lawyer to determine the value of your damages. Our legal team knows what it takes to evaluate all aspects of a case so that you can make an informed decision about pursuing compensation.
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How Can an Amputation Injury Lawyer Help Me?
If we conclude that you have a case and you decide move forward, our lawyers are prepared to handle the entire legal process for you. This includes taking care of all the following items:
- Reviewing your medical records
- Collecting evidence, such as photos of the scene and your injuries
- Interviewing those who witnessed the accident
- Taking care of all communication with the insurance company
- Negotiating a settlement for your amputation injury
Our Flagstaff amputation lawyers are committed to obtaining full compensation for your injuries no matter the course of action, even if it means settling or representing you in court if necessary.
Have questions about the legal process? Call now at 1-800-706-3000.
Time Limits for Filing Injury Claims
For many personal injury cases, the statute of limitations in Arizona is generally two years from the date of the injury. If you fail to file within the time limit, your claim may possibly be dismissed by the court.
Although, there could be a few exceptions to the two-year deadline. You may be required to file before or after the deadline. For example, if you are filing a claim against the government, you have just 180 days to file from the date of the injury. Minors filing a claim have a different requirement for filing.
Understanding the statute of limitations and how it impacts a case is challenging. That is why it is in your best interest to work with a knowledgeable Flagstaff amputation attorney from our firm.
Arizona’s Definition of an Amputation
When a victim suffers an amputation in an accident, he or she suffers full or partial loss of a limb. Amputation can occur during an accident, where the limb is torn off the body, or after the accident, when a surgeon needs to surgically remove a limb due to the severity of injuries to it. A workplace amputation is not limited to just the loss of a leg or an arm. It also includes the loss of a finger or a toe.
Workplace Tools That Cause Amputation Injuries
An employee can suffer an amputation injury in any type of job. However, some occupations have a higher risk for an amputation injury. These include jobs in manufacturing, construction and agriculture.
These occupations often require the use of heavy machinery, sharp objects, power tools, and tools that apply pressure. Examples of these tools include the following:
- Meat grinders
- Food slicers
- Band saws
- Trash compactors
- Mechanical power press
- Milling machines
- Metal stamping machines
- Roll-forming machines
- Printing presses
- Portable saws
If you have suffered an amputation due to the use of any of the above tools while at work, we encourage that you obtain legal representation as soon as possible. You have a limited amount of time to take legal action and our legal team can help determine the legal options available for your situation.
Schedule a free consultation by calling 1-800-706-3000. We are here to help.
What Steps Should I Take After an Accident?
There are a handful of steps we recommend taking after an accident that results in amputation to help protect your well-being and your legal interests. The loss of a limb can threaten your life, which is why seeking immediate medical care should be your number-one priority.
As soon as possible, notify your employer of the incident and your injury. If you fail to inform your employer of what happened, they may not believe that your injury happened while at work.
If you are healthy enough and willing, go back to the accident scene to take pictures. This is likely difficult to do in the moments after the injury but should still be done as soon as possible. If you cannot get to the scene, or do not want to return to the scene, ask someone you trust to take pictures for you.
Be sure you follow all of the orders issued by your doctor. Deviating from these orders or failing to take prescribed medication to prevent infection may severely hurt your chances of obtaining compensation.
Our legal team is ready to conduct a detailed investigation into what caused your accident and collect evidence that supports your claim. We do not charge any upfront fees for our services.
Call a Flagstaff Amputation Lawyer for a Free Consultation
An amputation is a life-threatening injury no matter your medical history or age. Your life will be disrupted in many ways, including the ability to get dressed, feed yourself, lift heavy items, and other activities. When you hire an experienced attorney, he or she can handle the legal process on your behalf so you can focus on your medical treatment and recovery process.
Our Flagstaff amputation lawyers are prepared to answer any legal questions or concerns you may have during a 100 percent free and confidential consultation. There is no risk or obligation to pursue legal action. We do not get paid unless we successfully help obtain compensation for you.
Contact our office today by calling 1-800-706-3000.