Amputation Injury Lawyers in Birmingham
Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Those Who Have Been Traumatically Injured Throughout Jefferson County and Beyond in Alabama
Amputations are traumatic and complicated injuries. Along with being painful and distressing, an amputation can permanently affect your ability to work or perform the everyday activities of your life. In other words, an injury of this sort can be not only career-changing but also life-changing. If you’ve suffered a traumatic amputation at your workplace, you need a strong, persistent attorney on your side who will see you through the claims process and procure any benefits you may be owed to cover lost wages, disability or medical costs. At Allwin E. Horn, IV, P.C., we draw on 20 years of experience helping vulnerable Alabama workers get the medical care and relief they need to face the new reality that comes with a finger, toe or limb loss. Call us directly or fill out our online contact form to find out how we can help you, too.
Accounting For Amputations
In a dangerous work environment, any extremity could be at risk of amputation, including:
The amount of benefits workers’ compensation will pay for an amputation injury depends on the body part involved, with larger parts like legs and arms bringing more money than a finger or a toe. However, injuries like these often affect not just the part that has been lost, but the efficiency and use of the body as a whole. For example, an amputated toe can change the way you walk, which can then lead to pain in other parts of the body, like an ankle or a hip. This cascade of injury potential needs to be accounted for when dealing with an injury of this sort.
Looking To The Future
If you’ve suffered a traumatic amputation at work, you need a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine not only the extent of your injuries today but also the possibility that your injury could cause related problems in the future, including mental health issues like PTSD or depression. You also need to be evaluated for the extent of your permanent disability and may require job retraining if you are no longer able to perform your duties. Our firm is dedicated to getting you all the benefits you may be owed after an on-the-job amputation accident.
Make Your Appointment Today
We offer free initial consultations and require no payment until we recover compensation for your injuries. You’ve been through enough — we want you to focus on recovery, not finances. Contact us today by phone or our online contact form to speak with one of our experienced Birmingham lawyers.