Philadelphia Loss Of Limb Attorney
The “typical” personal injury case can already be a life-changing event. Dealing with your recovery and any related inconveniences with your job, your personal life, and your family life can be difficult enough, not to mention figuring out how to pay your medical bills and account for any lost work time. Dealing with a lawsuit on top of all that can be overwhelming. If you were severely injured to the point of losing a limb, the challenges can be exponentially greater. Benedum Law is prepared to help ease your burden and ensure that you get both the care and compensation you deserve after a serious accident.
If you have been forced to amputate following a traffic accident, worksite injury, defective product malfunction, or any other sort of accident, a loss of limb attorney at Benedum Law will give you the support and the legal representation you need both to aid your physical recovery and adjustment, as well as to recover financially from the responsible parties.
Loss of Limb Can Be Caused by a Variety of Accidents
There are many different types of incidents that can lead to either immediate dismemberment or injury severe enough to later require medical amputation. Loss of limb can result from any number of accidents caused by someone else’s negligence. For example:
- Traffic crashes
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents, including limbs being caught in machinery or being crushed by falling heavy objects
- Slip-and-fall or other premises accidents
- Defective products like cars, saw blades or other construction equipment, or gardening tools
Compensation for Loss of Limb
Losing a limb is one of the most serious injuries that a person can suffer following an accident. Personal injury law is built to ensure that people who suffer these sorts of serious injuries are appropriately compensated for the damage – both physical and mental – that losing a limb can cause. Note that limbs are not limited to arms and legs: Losing a finger, toe, hand, or foot can be similarly debilitating and just as physically and emotionally devastating, as well as dangerous. If you or a loved one have had a limb amputated because of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover for a variety of damages, including the following:
- Medical bills, past and future
- Physical therapy and other rehabilitation
- Prosthetics and other medical equipment such as wheelchairs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of functionality
- Emotional distress
A dedicated personal injury attorney can help ensure that you are appropriately compensated for your damages if someone else’s actions caused you to lose a limb.
Dismemberment or amputation of a limb is more common in the workplace, particularly for construction or manufacturing workers. If you suffered dismemberment as a result of a workplace accident, you should be eligible for workers’ compensation. Your employer is required to provide you coverage even if you were partially or completely at fault for the accident. Workers’ compensation will cover your medical bills, your lost wages, and some other expenses that result from your loss of limb. In Pennsylvania, there are additional specific payments that may be available following loss of limb due to a workplace accident.
Because workplace accidents are generally covered by workers’ compensation, there are only limited circumstances under which you can directly sue your employer following an accident. However, a dedicated personal injury attorney is still vital to ensure that the insurance companies keep up their end of the bargain and cover all of your losses, and that all potential injury claims are brought and appropriately compensated. For instance, if a third-party is responsible for your injury, you may have a civil negligence claim in addition to any workers’ compensation claim you may have as well.
Get Medical Care & Compensation After a Loss & Limb Accident
If you have suffered a lost limb or amputation after a serious accident in Philadelphia, loss of limb attorney Christine Benedum can help you pick up the pieces with the medical care and financial compensation you need to move forward and regain your best quality of life. Call Benedum Law at 215-LAWSUIT (215-529-7848) for a free consultation on your potential claims.