EXPERIENCED AMPUTATION INJURY ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Any time one suffers an injury that causes the amputation of a limb, finger or toe, the effect can be devastating. First, there is the severe pain felt immediately from the injury and then the ongoing pain In the often long recovery. In addition to this pain, there may be a lifetime of limitations. The loss of a limb may also bring significant mental or psychological damage for the victim. These types of injuries are extremely serious. St. Louis personal attorney Robert A. Strauss represents victims of Missouri accidents which cause amputation injuries. For a free consultation on any amputation injury, contact St. Louis injury lawyer Robert A. Strauss at (800) 991-8688 or by email.
AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS CAUSING AMPUTATION INJURIES
Due to the speed and the increased size of vehicles traveling Missouri roadways, many automobile collisions cause very severe injuries. At times, these serious injuries cause victims to lose limbs, hands, feet, fingers or toes. Obviously, first aid and first responder procedures are the immediate concern in these terrible accidents. For information concerning first aid procedures for accidental amputation click here.
Due to the severity of amputation injuries, the victim of this type of injury will want to hire an experienced Missouri injury attorney to ensure the proper steps are taken to investigate and pursue civil remedies available to the victim. An amputation victim’s damages may include medical bills that are incurred as well as future medical costs, past and future wage loss and future physical limitations the victim will suffer. For example, will the injured party be able to perform their work duties? If not, what sort of recovery should be made as a result? Another question which may arise relates to the use of prosthesis. Will prosthesis help the victim with their daily lives and, if so, what will they cost? The answers to these types of questions may bring the amputee a much better picture of what they will need in the future and how these needs will affect their recovery against the driver who was responsible for their injury.
INJURIES ON THE JOB
It is not uncommon for a worker to be asked to operate a machine as part of their daily work duties. Whether it be a punch press or a cutting machine, these duties can be quite dangerous to the worker. As most Missouri work injury lawyers know, even when machine guards are used and safety procedures are followed, things go wrong. When this happens with these types of dangerous machines, the result can be the amputation of a finger, hand or portion of the arm. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps detailed records regarding work related amputations. According to OSHA, amputations are widespread and involve a variety of activities and equipment. OSHA records state that amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and rollbending machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting band saws, drill presses, and milling machines as well as shears, grinders, and slitters. For more information regarding amputations in the workplace, click here.
When a Missouri work place accident causes any type of amputation injury, the worker may have a claim for benefits under the Missouri Workers’ Compensation laws. Basic Missouri work comp benefits include payment for medical treatment arising out of the work accident. However, as St. Louis workers’ compensation attorneys know, under Missouri’s work comp system an injured employee may also be entitled to enhanced permanent disability benefits. The employee’s future medical needs will also need to be factored into any resolution. For more information regarding Missouri workers’ compensation claims click here. For a consultation regarding any work related injury, contact Missouri attorney Robert A. Strauss by clicking here.
PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS AGAINST MACHINE MANUFACTURERS
Victims of amputation injuries or other serious injuries caused by machinery may have a claim against the manufacturer of the machine. This type of claim is called a product liability claim. A Missouri product liability claim is based upon a theory that the machine causing the injury was defective. The defect alleged may be a manufacturing defect, a defect in the design of the machine or equipment or a failure to warn regarding use of the equipment. If the injury occurred at work, the injured victim may have both a workers’ compensation claim as well as a third party liability claim arising out of an injury from a defective machine or equipment. Product liability claims can be quite complex and costly to prosecute. Any product liability personal injury claim in Missouri should involve the services of an experienced Missouri product liability attorney.
HIRING A MISSOURI PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
If you or a loved one has sustained an amputation injury in Missouri, whether through a defective machine, a motor vehicle accident or some other type of accident contact St. Louis Attorney Robert A. Strauss for a free consultation. He handles cases on a No Fee If No Recovery basis. If you would like to discuss your case with St. Louis Attorney Robert A. Strauss, please email or call toll free at (800) 991-8688.
Attorney Strauss serves clients from the areas of St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Warren County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, St. Francois County, Washington County, Lincoln County, Madison County and many other cities and counties within the State of Missouri.