Peoria Workplace Amputation Lawyer
Losing a limb is one of the most catastrophic injuries anyone can suffer in a workplace accident. Unfortunately, these situations can often be prevented if they are caused by the employer’s negligence.
Victims should strongly consider contacting an experienced lawyer to review possible legal options. Our Peoria workplace amputation lawyers at Phillips Law Group offer a free consultation to discuss whether you may be eligible to seek compensation. Over more than 27 years, we have recovered more than $750,000,000 in compensation on behalf of our clients. We understand how important compensation is for victims as they manage the damages they have suffered.
We charge no upfront fees for our services and are not compensated unless our clients receive compensation first.
Contact Phillips Law Group today by calling 1-800-706-3000.
Is There a Case?
You may have thought about filing a claim to try to recover compensation after a workplace injury. However, you should strongly consider speaking with an attorney about the situation.
There are many things that need to be reviewed to determine if you may have grounds for a claim over your amputation injury. The main thing our attorneys need to find is evidence of your injury being caused by negligence.
There are many different examples of negligence that could lead to amputation injuries:
- Failure to follow safety regulations
- Failing to properly maintain machinery
- Overworking employees
- Failing to install proper safeguards on machinery
- Poor supervision
- Failing to properly train employees
- Continuing to use old or malfunctioning machines
Our experienced attorneys can review your situation carefully to determine the safety regulations that may have applied and whether they were violated.
Workplaces are regulated at the federal level by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and at the state level by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH). For instance, OSHA requires employers to correct violations by the deadline set in the citation created by OSHA.
These are complex cases and it is generally best to allow an experienced attorney to manage the investigation and other aspects of the case so you can focus on medical care.
Call our firm to discuss your situation. 1-800-706-3000
How Long Do I Have to File a Case?
The short answer is two years from the date of the accident, as stated in the Arizona personal injury statute of limitations. If you miss the deadline, you may lose the right to file a lawsuit, and lose your chance to pursue compensation.
However, sometimes there are exceptions to this standard deadline, depending on the circumstances of the injury. Claims against government entities are subject to a 180-day notice requirement – the entity you want to file a claim against must be notified within 180 days of the accident. Usually the lawsuit must be filed within just one year of the accident.
There may be other exceptions as well, which can be discussed with a licensed Peoria workplace amputation lawyer in a free consultation.
Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer
There are many advantages to hiring a lawyer to represent you after an amputation injury. First, injury victims who hire attorneys tend to recover more compensation than those who do not.
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys have decades of combined experience representing injury victims in Arizona. We have a proven track record of recovering compensation for our clients.
We have the resources to launch a comprehensive investigation of your workplace accident to determine if negligence played a role. This includes investigating past violations of federal or state regulations and other lawsuits or claims against your employer.
We can also consult industry experts if necessary to help bolster your claim and connect your injury to the accident and your employer’s negligence.
If you hire our firm, we are prepared to manage the legal process on your behalf. This includes negotiating with insurance companies for full compensation for your damages.
We understand how difficult it can be to deal with an amputation. Medical treatment can be very expensive and ongoing. Managing pain and other symptoms from an amputation can require appointments with doctors, prescription medications and other medical interventions.
You may also be unable to work in the same job as before the injury. This can result in a loss of earning capacity that can have a severely negative impact on your financial future and ability to support your family.
Our Peoria workplace amputation lawyers are prepared to pursue full compensation for your damages, including pain and suffering, lost companionship, lost enjoyment of life, and current and future medical expenses, among other types of damages.
We are prepared to answer your legal questions. Call 1-800-706-3000
Common Causes of Amputations
Losing an arm, leg, foot, hand, fingers or toes can be devastating to your ability to do your job and perform other daily activities. Your mobility, balance and fine motor skills may never be the same, even if doctors are able to reattach the body part that became detached.
While an amputation can happen in many situations and jobs, there are some dangerous occupations where an amputation is much more likely to occur, particularly those jobs that involve working with heavy machinery that grinds, cuts or presses raw materials. Examples of these machines can include:
- Meat slicers/grinders
- Printing presses
- Wood grinding machines
- Milling machines
- Trash compactors
- Portable saws
- Band saws
- Roll-forming machines
- Power press brakes
If other employees are not careful, or a machine is malfunctioning, an amputation accident can occur. Victims should discuss the situation with a licensed attorney.
What to Do After an Amputation
There are a few things you can do after an amputation injury to help preserve your claim and possibly help you build a stronger case. First, you should always seek immediate medical treatment. You may be able to have your amputated limb reattached, but even if this is not possible, the injury needs to be stabilized and treated to help prevent an infection and the loss of too much blood, which could endanger your health.
You should also notify your employer right away so the injury is documented. This helps connect the injury to the accident. If possible, take pictures of the scene and your injury and get statements from witnesses about what they saw. While your attorney can manage the legal process, anything else you can do before contacting an attorney may help make your case stronger.
Employers and their insurance companies will take whatever measures they can to avoid providing fair compensation to injury victims.
Contact Our Peoria Workplace Amputation Attorneys For a Free Consultation
Filing an injury claim after losing a limb in a workplace accident may not only provide compensation for medical expenses and other damages, it may also help protect other employees from being similarly injured in the future.
Our Peoria workplace amputation lawyers are prepared to manage the entire legal process on your behalf, if you have a valid case. This means dealing with insurance companies and navigating settlement negotiations. We are prepared to thoroughly investigate the accident to determine what happened and how negligence may have played a role.
The consultation is free of charge and there is no obligation to take legal action. We also do not charge for our services unless you receive compensation.
Find out how we may be able to assist you. 1-800-706-3000.