Prescott Workplace Amputation Attorney
If you or a loved one lost a limb in a work accident, it is important to speak to a Prescott workplace amputation lawyer about whether you may be eligible to pursue compensation. The injury may be the result of the employer’s negligence in following safety regulations.
At Phillips Law Group, our team has nearly three decades of experience helping over 155,000 clients obtain compensation for their injuries. This includes recovering $834,000 for a worker who suffered multiple severe injuries and $750,000 for a worker who suffered a fractured femur. Our founder Jeffrey Phillips is a premiere member of the American Academy of Trial Attorneys.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your potential legal options with an experienced attorney. You can contact our firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week to schedule your free case evaluation whenever it is most convenient. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront costs or attorneys’ fees.
Do I Have a Case?
It is difficult to assess whether you may have a valid case without knowing the specifics of the accident that caused your injury. That is why it is beneficial to contact an experienced Prescott workplace amputation lawyer to review your claim.
Generally, our attorneys must prove your employer’s negligence was the reason you suffered an injury. Types of employer negligence that could cause a serious injury, like an amputation:
- Not following safety regulations
- Failing to enforce safety regulations
- Poor training of workers
- Lack of maintenance on machinery
- Failing to add the proper safeguards to dangerous machinery
Our attorneys are prepared to review safety regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), to determine if regulations were violated before your accident. These regulations are designed to ensure employers are providing a safe working environment for their employees.
Need help after a workplace amputation? Contact our firm today to schedule a free legal consultation. Call 1-800-706-3000.
What is the Value of My Case?
The value of your amputation claim depends on various factors, such as the seriousness of your injury, the cause of the accident and the emotional trauma you may have suffered.
If you are eligible to pursue compensation, our attorneys are prepared to pursue the full value of your damages, which might include:
- Past, current and future medical bills
- Prescription medication
- Cost of surgery
- Prosthetic or other assistive medical equipment
- Lost wages from the inability to return to work
- Home renovations to accommodate your condition
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
Each case is unique, so the damages available may differ. Discussing your claim with a Prescott workplace amputation injury lawyer may help you better understand what your claim may be worth.
Is There a Deadline to Take Legal Action?
In each state, there are specific deadlines for filing personal injury cases, including cases involving work injuries.
In Arizona, a victim usually has two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. Claims filed after this deadline may be dismissed in court. When a case is dismissed, the victim may lose the right to pursue financial compensation through a lawsuit.
Because each situation is different, there may be some exceptions that allow you to file a claim after the two-year deadline. There are also cases where claims must be started before the two-year deadline.
This can be a complex issue that you should strongly consider discussing with an attorney.
How is an Amputation Defined?
An amputation is the partial or full loss of a body part or limb, such as an arm, leg, finger or toe. The limb may get amputated in the accident or the injuries from the accident may be so severe a doctor needs to amputate a limb to reduce the risk of further injury or death. Sometimes limbs can be reattached, and victims regain some function in the limb that was amputated.
If a workplace accident caused you to suffer an amputation, you may be eligible to pursue compensation.
How do Workplace Amputation Accidents Happen?
Amputations are often caused by accidents involving heavy machinery with sharp blades or moving parts that exert tremendous amounts of force. Some of these potentially dangerous machines include:
- Drills presses
- Milling machines
- Wood-splitting/treating equipment
- Printing presses
- Trash compactors
- Food slicing equipment
- Shearing/cutting devices
- Metal stamping machines
- Boilers/steam powered engines
- Portable saws
- Roll-foaming machines
Whether your injury was the result of a machinery accident or some other situation, you may have legal options.
Phillips Law Group’s Prescott workplace amputation lawyers are ready to help you during this difficult time.
How Can a Lawyer from Phillips Law Group Help?
Personal injury cases can be very difficult to manage without help from a licensed and experience personal injury attorney.
The legal team at Phillips Law Group is ready to assist you with many aspects of the legal process, if we determine you have a valid case:
- Investigating the accident and determining the cause
- Collecting evidence to support your claim
- Speaking to witnesses
- Communicating with insurance companies
- Protecting important documents like medical bills
- Negotiating a fair settlement
Victims who hire attorneys often recover more compensation than those who do not.
We are prepared to manage the legal process for you so you can put your focus on healing and recovery. Call today to get started.
Steps to Take After Being Injured on The Job
Losing a part of your body can be an extremely traumatic and life-changing event. After it happens, it is important to take certain steps to protect your health and potential claim against your employer:
- Seeking medical attention – Your physician will give you a proper diagnosis and determine appropriate treatment.
- Collecting important medical records – Your medical records are a critical part of your claim as they help connect your injury to the accident.
- Informing your employer of the injury – Your employer is legally required to file a report of your accident and begin the workers’ compensation process.
- Taking pictures at the scene – Pictures of the scene right after an accident can be invaluable evidence. Once you leave the scene, things could be cleaned up or moved around, making it more difficult to determine what happened.
- Asking witnesses what they saw – Witnesses may have seen things you did not. They may have had a better view of the accident and could provide important evidence.
- Keeping a personal injury journal – Having a journal that details the pain and suffering you experience and how you are responding to treatment can be strong evidence as your attorney attempts to pursue compensation.
Contact a Prescott Workplace Injury Amputation Attorney Today
At Phillips Law Group, we understand how difficult it is to deal with the aftermath of an amputation. Simple tasks you took for granted can become much harder and you may need assistance with many of these things.
We offer a free and confidential consultation with no obligation to take legal action with our firm. If you do proceed with us, you will not be charged unless we help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries.