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Jobsite Amputation and Crushing-of-Limbs Injuries Attorney

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous theaters for work. While some risk is expected, some injuries, such as being crushed or having a limb severed, are severe and debilitating and should not be the price of working in the industry. If the victim is fortunate to survive, he or she still faces life-altering injuries and a long road to recovery. Jobsites contain heavy materials, heavy machinery, and construction vehicles. The risk for limbs being severed and crushing injuries are high. Though safety regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration exist, companies do not always abide by them, which puts employees in unnecessary jeopardy.

You may be able to receive a compensatory settlement if you a loved one experienced amputation, debilitating fractures, of even death due to a jobsite accident. A qualified law firm, such as Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo (SPBMC) can fight for your right to recover. Contact us for a free consultation.

Why Choose SPBMC for Legal Counsel?

SPBMC is one of the premiere personal injury firms in New York. Our personal injury attorneys represent clients in New York and New Jersey (as well as clients from around the world) for decades. They even serve as lead counsel for rescue workers from 9/11 and their families. Additionally, the attorneys are general counsel for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York.

Why take your case to SPBMC?

  • We are a full-service personal injury firm. Various attorneys and their legal staffs handle every common area of personal injury law, including construction-related accidents.
  • In the last 10 years alone, we have recovered more than $2 billion in compensation for our clients.
  • We work with every client on a contingency basis. You do not pay any fees until we win your case.

Types and Causes of Jobsite Amputation Injuries

Employees on jobsites face many risks because of the heavy and sharp equipment and machinery with which they work. Often times, employers neglect or ignore safety regulations. If the contractor or employer knows of OSHA safety regulations but fails to post them or repair violations in a timely manner, he or she is likely liable for the injuries caused during that time.

What are some common examples of jobsite amputation injuries and their causes?

  • Crushed or severed limbs may be due to a falling object.
  • Crushed or severed limbs may be due to being pinned between equipment and a beam.
  • Crushed or severed limbs may result from being pinned between two machines or vehicles.
  • Crushed or severed limbs can happen if a person is run over by a vehicle, such as a skid steer loader, a dump truck, or a crane.
  • A person who falls from a roof, scaffolding or another high object or area is at risk for crushed or severed limbs.
  • Fatality is a high possibility in all of these instances. If the victim does survive one of these accidents, he or she will likely not be able to continue working in construction, and faces a substantial period of recovery.

Legal Help for Jobsite Amputation Injuries

Amputations or crushed limbs are some of the most difficult injuries a person can face. If you are in this situation, you face loss of work while dealing with a difficult recovery, which is stressful and overwhelming. That is why you should seek legal help. A compensatory settlement cannot bring back everything you have lost, but it can recoup medical expenses and provide some compensation for pain and suffering. Contact SPBMC for a free consultation today.