New York Jobsite Amputation Laywer
An accident that causes jobsite amputation or crushed limb injury in the construction industry is distressing and difficult to move on from. We know that while nothing will fully return your life to what it was, financial compensation is important for your future. Contact a construction accident attorney at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP today if you are a victim of crushed limb injuries or an amputation from a disaster at a construction site. We will protect your rights in the fight to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
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About Jobsite Amputation and Crush Injuries
Construction sites can contain many hazards in terms of potential crush injuries and traumatic jobsite amputations. A crush injury can occur when something goes wrong, such as pinning a worker in-between elements of a piece of machinery, or between machinery and a fixed object. If a piece of machinery was missing a machine guard, for example, a worker’s arm could get pulled in and crushed. A crush injury can cause severe physical damage, including broken and shattered bones, internal bleeding, organ damage, injuries to the skin and muscle, severe lacerations, bruising, health complications, and infections.
The symptoms from a crushed limb injury are often immediately apparent. Some complications, however, such as Bywater’s Syndrome (Crush Syndrome) can take hours to present symptoms. Bywater’s Syndrome is a life-threatening medical condition involving organ shock and renal failure. Another possible complication of a crush injury is Compartment Syndrome. Symptoms start with pain and swelling, then progress to paralysis in the affected area. Compartment Syndrome can lead to the death of tissues and muscles, often requiring amputations.
A construction worker may need an amputation if a workplace accident crushed his or her limb beyond repair. If a crush injury causes a serious health complication or infection, a doctor may also decide to perform a medical amputation. Other jobsite amputations are traumatic, not medical. They occur during the accident itself. Examples of accidents that can cause limb amputations are caught-in machinery accidents, power tool accidents, table saw accidents, falling objects, entanglement, bad falls, lost loads and explosions.
Jobsite Amputation Has Lifelong Costs
It can be critical to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you as the victim of a catastrophic amputation or crush injury. These are life-changing injuries that will lead to many expenses now and in the future. An attorney can help you obtain the compensation you need to pay for lifelong medical care and other related bills, including:
- Medical expenses
- Follow-up treatment
- Doctor’s appointments
- Specialists and medical travel
- Physical therapy
- Mobility aids
- Prosthetic limbs
These are the costs associated with medical care for a crushed or amputated limb. This list does not include the many other damages you may be able to list on your construction site injury claim in New York, such as a lifetime of lost wages from the inability to return to work, chronic pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, lost quality of living and punitive damages.
Call Our Attorneys Today
Jobsite amputations and crushed limb accidents are devastating and life-altering, and often result in permanent injuries. We understand that compensation will not make up for what happened to you, but we know that it can help you find financial stability and a sense of justice that you deserve and can benefit from in the future. Discuss your rights and options with an attorney from Fiedler Deutsch, LLP during a free consultation. Request online or by calling (914) 993-0393 any time. We are here to support you through this difficult time.