New York City Amputation Injury Attorney
Assisting Victim of Construction Site Amputation Injuries in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
According to recent statistics provided by the Amputee Coalition, almost two million Americans are forced to undergo a limb amputation at some point in their lives. Moreover, every day, more than 500 people across the country lose a limb due to amputation. Although the causes of these injuries and the need for these amputations varies, construction site injuries account for some of them.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured on a construction site, and your injury requires that you undergo an amputation, you should call the New York City amputation injury lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman today. Our legal team can help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits for your injury in a timely manner and fight for your right to recover those benefits.
Causes of an Injury Requiring Amputation
Some limb amputations are trauma-related and occur when an accident victim suffers a very serious injury to one or more limbs of the body. Construction workers often encounter dangerous equipment and machinery every day of their lives. Moreover, many workers must perform their work while they are high above the ground, increasing their chances of a serious fall.
When a construction worker suffers trauma at a construction site, such as by getting an arm, hand, foot, or leg caught in machinery, then amputation may be the only available alternative.
Benefits Available in Construction Accident Cases
Amputations resulting from construction site accidents and injuries can result in many months of medical treatment, along with physical therapy and occupational therapy. In order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits arising out of a construction site injury, the worker must have been acting within the scope of his or her employment – and working on the job – at the time the accident occurred.
To be eligible for compensation, no specific person or thing must have caused the accident. In amputation cases, injured workers could be eligible to recover the following types of workers’ compensation benefits:
● Payment of all related medical costs
● Payment of a portion of missed work wages
● Vocational rehabilitation and training to assist the worker with re-entering the workforce or finding a new career
● Permanent disability benefits
Contact a New York City Amputation Injury Lawyer Today
Construction site injuries that result in amputations are some of the most serious injuries that a worker can suffer while on the job. If you or a family member has sustained an injury while working at a construction site that resulted in an amputation, call the experienced legal team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman to find out how we might be able to assist. Our legal team can set to work on helping you recover the benefits you deserve, file the necessary paperwork, and represent you at any hearings.
To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City amputation injury lawyer, please call us today at 212-285-3300 or contact us online.