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Get Help After a Job Site Amputation Injury

December 27, 2022 in

After experiencing an amputation following a job site injury, there are a number of questions a worker may have. Whether life goes back to normal and whether they will go back to work are two common questions. Another is whether they may be compensated for their injuries. Below, the legal team at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. discuss how to file a claim after a job site amputation injury. 

How Common Are Job Site-Related Amputation Injuries?

Job sites contain heavy materials, machinery, and construction vehicles that increase the risk of losing or severing limbs. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. Not only can the loss of limbs lead to injuries as extensive as death, but if a victim survives their life, particularly their ability to work in their field, may never be the same. 

Due to the prevalence of these injuries, when you are involved in a construction accident that leads to a job site amputation, it is worth it to determine who is at fault and whether you may be compensated for the injury. If you or a loved one have experienced amputation, debilitating fractures, or even death due to a job site accident, you may be able to receive a compensatory settlement.

How Common Are Jobsite Amputation Injuries?

The risk of limbs being severed and crushing injuries is high at construction job sites. Though OSHA sets safety regulations, companies do not always abide by them, putting employees in unnecessary jeopardy. Some of the most common ways people are injured include setting up, threading, preparing, adjusting, cleaning, lubricating, and maintaining machines or clearing jams in machines. 

While many factors can cause these accidents to happen, some of the most common ways people are injured occur when operating: 

  • Forklifts
  • Trash compactors
  • Powered and non-powered hand tools
  • Unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses
  • Power press brakes
  • Powered and non-powered conveyors
  • Roll-forming and roll-bending machines
  • Drill presses
  • Milling machines, shears, grinders, and slitters. 

I’ve Experienced a Jobsite Amputation Accident. What Can I Do?

Employers have a duty to provide the highest levels of safety for their employees. If they do not carry out this responsibility to its fullest extent, they may be responsible for the injury and the injured party or their beneficiaries have a legal right to file a claim. 

If you believe you are a victim of negligence following a job site amputation, it is crucial that you seek out legal representation. While the average individual may not know how to prove a defendant was negligent, a legal professional can evaluate the claim and detect potential avenues for compensation that someone with no legal training may overlook. Additionally, an experienced personal injury attorney is necessary to obtain the best result.  

Contact the New York Attorneys at SPBMCC To Schedule a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has recently been injured by a job site amputation and believe negligence is at fault, it is essential to speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your potential options for legal recourse. Contact SPBMCC today to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Call (212) 732-9000 today.

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