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Springfield Amputation Injury Attorneys

Helping Clients after Job-Related Amputation Injuries

Many job-related injuries can be serious, though few are as traumatic and life-changing as an amputation. Losing an extremity or limb can have effects that last the rest of your life, and that change your daily activities and possibly your future career path. Amputations come with physical, financial, and emotional losses, and workers who suffer this type of catastrophic injury deserve full benefits from their employer's workers' compensation insurance. Unfortunately, insurance companies can be difficult - even with claimants who suffered the most serious and lasting injuries. It is important for victims of serious job-related injuries to seek help from a workers' compensation lawyer in Missouri who can protect your rights. Contact The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton for help today.

Common Amputations at Work

Some amputations directly result from an accident, while others might be surgically necessary due to burns, crush injuries, or other conditions. Common amputations include:

  • Severed arm
  • Severed leg
  • Loss of a hand
  • Loss of a foot
  • Amputated toes
  • Amputated fingers
  • Loss of an ear or eye

Anytime a body part becomes unattached - through trauma or surgery - can be considered an amputation. There are many causes of amputations on the job, including the following accidents:

Any of the above accidents can result in a limb or extremity getting caught in equipment, severed from sharp objects, and other forms of amputation.

Effects of Amputations

Amputation can result in severe side effects that change the life of a victim. First and foremost, even the most basic tasks can become challenging, and amputees often need to re-learn everyday activities either without a limb or with a prosthetic. Lifestyle changes can be dramatic and, even with extensive rehabilitative therapy, their lives will likely never be the same. An amputation also can require ongoing medical treatment. Decreased circulation can cause intense pain in the remaining area of the limb. Many people need pain management treatment, massage therapy, and more due to this side effect. There can also be an increased risk of sores, cysts, infections, and more that require medical monitoring and care. Even with advanced prosthetics available, amputations can be physically and mentally harmful for months or years to come. They are also costly injuries, and victims deserve necessary benefits for their disabling injury.

Contact a Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyer for More Information

At the The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, we help clients who have suffered many types of workplace injuries - from relatively minor to catastrophic conditions. If you suffered an amputation on the job, you need the help of an aggressive and experienced workers' compensation attorney who will do everything necessary to protect your rights. 

Contact us to set up your free case evaluation today. We serve clients in both the Joplin and Springfield areas.

Seasoned Advocacy, Proven Results
At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, we provide reliable workers’ compensation assistance with an accessible small-town feel. With nearly 50 years of combined legal experience, our knowledgeable, no-nonsense Missouri workers’ compensation law firm is prepared to help you find relief from your financial burdens after a workplace accident. Every client is important to us. Our staff is committed to working tirelessly on your behalf to get you the compensation you are owed.

Stay In The Know

  • Why Do I Need a Missouri Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
    A workers’ compensation claim can take several months, even years, to resolve, especially if you continue to suffer from the effects of your work-related injury. Your employer and its insurance company will be represented by highly skilled attorneys who know how to exploit an injured employee. You need to level the playing field by hiring a Missouri workers’ compensation lawyer who will fight on your behalf.
  • What Happens If My Employer Denies Me Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
    In many cases, your employer or their insurance company will promptly pay any workers’ compensation benefits. But if they deny benefits–or stop paying them before you receive what you believe you are entitled to under the law–then you have the right to file a claim with the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. An administrative law judge appointed by the Division will review your claim and either conduct mediation between you and your employer, or alternatively hold a formal hearing to determine your right to compensation.
  • What Kinds of Injuries Are Covered?

    Under Missouri law, workers’ compensation only covers injuries that arise “out of and in the course of employment.” This includes accidents that occur during your work shift. It also includes “occupational diseases” contracted at work, provided workplace exposure was the “prevailing” cause.

    Workers’ compensation is not necessarily limited to injuries suffered at your normal workplace. If your job requires you to travel–i.e., make deliveries or conduct on-site work with clients–you may be compensated for injuries sustained in the course of such travel. However, Missouri workers’ compensation law specifically excludes injuries sustained while commuting from home to work and back, even if you use a company-owned car.

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In the event of a workplace injury, securing compensation for lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation, and related expenses requires the expertise of a seasoned workers' compensation attorney.

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