Mesa Workplace Amputation Injury Lawyers
Losing a limb while working on the job can be a traumatic experience for the injury victim. Unfortunately, many incidents that cause workplace amputations are often the result of negligent safety practices that are preventable.
At Phillips Law Group, our Mesa amputation injury lawyers have decades of experience handling injury cases that involve amputations. We have recovered millions in compensation on behalf of injured workers and may be able to help with your compensation claim. For a free review of your claim, contact us today by calling 1-800-706-3000. There are no upfront costs if we take on your case and there is no obligation following your free consultation.
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How A Lawyer Can Help You
Most work injury cases that are handled by a lawyer recover more financial compensation compared to those that have no legal representation. At Phillips Law Group, we understand the strategies that insurance companies often use to reduce or remove the amount of negligence on behalf of the at-fault party, and we can help to build a strong argument to counter these strategies.
For example - many injury victims are not aware of the costs that can be involved long after the injury has taken place. For amputees, this can involve on-going physical therapy sessions, medical care and the costs associated with having prosthetic limbs created and fitted. There may also be other, future medical conditions like arthritis - that may be more severe directly due to the amputation requiring other body parts to endure more wear and tear as the years progress.
"Amputation victims may require life-long medical care..."
We understand that these conditions can be expensive to treat and will often be life-long conditions. Consequently, the costs for treatment may need to be included in the compensation claim.
Our experience also tells us that insurance companies want to avoid negotiating with a lawyer so that they can settle the claim for the smallest amount possible. Their primary obligation is to their shareholders, not to injury victims.
The team of legal professionals at Phillips Law Group can handle all of the communications with the insurance company and protect your interests while you are recovering. We can also help to acquire all of the information that we can to ensure that your amputation compensation case is as strong as possible.
Do You Have A Case?
As there are many factors that can contribute to a workplace amputation injury, it can be difficult to determine if you have a case without knowing all of the details for your specific incident.
Commonly, the lawyer investigating your incident will need proof that negligence was involved on the behalf of the company that the employee was working for. That negligence can come from many different areas including:
- Lack of safety regulations
- Not enforcing approved safety measures
- Having employees work too many hours
- Dangerous machinery
Organizations like OSHA and the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) have very strict guidelines for workplace safety, which many companies simply do not enforce. In Arizona, all employers that perform under the ADOSH juristiction must notify ADOSH any time a worker is fatally injured or suffers a work-related amputation. Specifically, fatalities must be reported within 8 hours, while other injuries or hospitalizations must be reported within 24 hours.
By thoroughly investigating the incident, we can help to determine what the cause of the accident was and review the legal options that may be available to you, so that you can make an informed decision about pursuing a compensation claim for your injury.
How Is An Amputation Defined In Arizona?
Using the ADOSH definition, an amputation is considered to be the loss - or partial loss - of a body part or limb. This can include injuries that do - or do not - include:
- Bone loss
- Amputations required due to damage that cannot be medically repaired
- The amputation of body parts that have been re-attached
An example may be the loss of a toe due to a cutting implement being dropped on the foot of a worker.
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What Can Cause A Job-Related Amputation?
While any working environment can potentially create an amputation injury, some industries are more susceptible than others. Often, these are industries that involve heavy machinery or equipment that exposes the operator to moving mechanisms. Some of which include:
- Drill presses
- Metal stamping machines
- Wood splitting/treating equipment
- Milling machines
- Printing presses
- Shearing/cutting devices
- Boilers/steam powered engines
- Food slicing equipment
- Trash compactors
It's also important to note that while some amputated limbs can be successfully re-attached with surgery, victims often face long recovery times, along with issues that can greatly impact their daily quality of life. For example, a person that lost the tip of their finger may not be able to grasp a cup or open a jar due to nerve damage.
Is There A Deadline To File A Case?
In the state of Arizona, there is a general two-year time period to file a personal injury case. This means that from the date of the accident, the victim has two years to file a case.
However, there can be circumstances that extend or shorten this filing period. For example, if you are filing a case against the government, you must file within 180 days of the incident. Alternatively, if the injury victim was under that age of 18 at the time of the amputation, the start date may be extended until that person becomes an adult.
If you are unsure about your claim, contact an amputation injury lawyer at Phillips Law Group today. Your initial consultation is free and there is no obligation to file.
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What Can I Do To Make My Case Stronger?
Should you decide to proceed with a compensation claim, our team of lawyers, assistants, investigators and industry professionals will begin gathering as much information as possible, to help make your case as strong as possible. Having some of the following available can be a great help:
- Medical records - if you have been receiving medical treatment following your injury, having those records can help to establish the validity of your injury.
- Notification to your employer - any documentation that shows your employer was informed of your injury.
- Photos - having images of the injury and while you are receiving treatment can be beneficial.
- Witness information - providing the names and contact information of any witnesses and/or those that may have been working with you when the incident occurred, may also be very helpful.
However, should you decide to hire our firm, it's important to note that we have a full team to help obtain the information that we need. Our goal is to help make the legal process as easy as possible for you, so that you can focus on recovering from your injury.
Contact A Mesa Amputation Attorney Today
There can be many reasons that amputation victims want to pursue a damages case. At Phillips Law Group, our goal is to:
- Help protect the rights of our clients
- Recover the compensation they are eligible to receive
- Hold negligent parties accountable for their actions
Our entire team are dedicated to making the process as easy as possible, and we keep our clients updated with developments in their case as information becomes available. We have a proven history of success and welcome the opportunity to review the details surrounding your work amputation injury.
To learn more about our law firm and how we may be of assistance to you, contact us today by calling 1-800-706-3000, or by completing the "Free Case Evaluation" form on this page. There are no upfront fees if we handle your case and your initial consultation with a lawyer is free.
Contact us today. Ph: 1-800-706-3000.