Loss of a Limb?

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Claims

Loss of a Limb?

The thought of been in amputee victim is not easy to imagine. Knowing this is a very common workplace issue is fact. The problems in industries where this type of injury is common can be avoided with the right equipment, training and less pressure by employers to get the job done faster. The common areas we see these injuries arise from are; kitchen hands, factory workers, machinery workers, carpenters, mechanics, large machinery operators and more. The process to pursue a Common Law claim will be straight forward once negligence is found. The degree of permanent impairment will depend on the area, use of the body part and difficulty to continue a working life in the future.

Medical
Unfortunately some accidents lead to a permanent disability. In this case it is important to make sure you are rehabilitated as much as possible and psychologically treated for the effects of living with this type of disability.

Legal
The process to pursue a Common Law claim will be straight forward once negligence is found. The degree of permanent impairment will depend on the area, use of the body part and difficulty to continue a working life in the future. You may either require retraining in your industry, retraining in a new industry or ongoing treatment and equipment to prepare you for the continuing changes that you will face. The Common Law claim will financially assist you with all of these expenses and most of all will compensate you for the pain and suffering that comes with an injury like this.