The loss of a limb and crushing injuries are more prevalent in certain types of workplaces than others, such as:
- Construction sites
- Manufacturing plants
Those that work around heavy machinery such as forklifts, cranes, presses and earth-moving equipment are at risk of suffering an:
- Amputation — The loss of a limb can dramatically alter a person's ability to work and care for himself or herself and others. Depending on which limb has been lost an injured worker may need to go through extensive physical therapy and medical treatment in order to adapt to his or her new abilities.
- Crushing injury — Crushing injuries can cause serious damage to internal organs as well as causing a limb to be damaged beyond repair. While a limb may not be lost, it may not be useful again. In addition to the loss of the use of a limb, a crushing injury can also cause complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This syndrome causes pain and swelling to parts of the body that were not affected by the original injury.
Having the representation of a skilled workers' compensation attorney can help you secure the appropriate disability rating for the injuries you have suffered.
The Representation You Need After You Have Been Injured On The Job
At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our attorneys have been helping injured workers for more than 30 years. We know the challenges that amputations and crushing injuries create for injured workers, and we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the full benefits and compensation they will need to be able to overcome those challenges. Our extensive experience in dealing with medical evidence allows us to craft strong cases that clearly and persuasively show the impact a loss of limb or crushing injury has had on your life.
Tell Us About Your California Workplace Amputation or Crushing Injury
Have you suffered an amputation or crush injury while at work? Schedule a free lawyer consultation to discuss your potential options. Please call toll free at 800-524-5446 or contact us online.