Amputations are among the most debilitating injuries. Victims find themselves struggling to adapt to new circumstances and face overwhelming financial setbacks due to job loss, medical bills, and associated expenses. 

Fortunately, catastrophic injury lawyers are available to fight for the compensation amputees deserve, which is often more than what insurance companies offer to pay initially.

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Neufeld & Kleinberg, PA has established itself as a premier personal injury law firm that cares. More importantly, we know how to recover the funds our clients need. Victims of amputations and other catastrophic injuries have an advocate with Neufeld & Kleinberg, PA

Here are some of the benefits of hiring us:

  • No-strings-attached consultations
  • Zero-fee case review
  • 100+ years of combined legal experience
  • Multiple millions in client compensation recovered
  • No fee unless we win your case

If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation, contact our office to learn what damages you may deserve and how our personal injury lawyers can help. Your well-being and future matter!

Compensation for Amputations

Compensation for events leading to amputation typically comes from the parties deemed liable through negligence — but not always. Compensation may also come from workers’ comp and government disability. If you or someone you care about has suffered an amputation, it is important to speak with an attorney to ensure that you are aware of all the forms of compensation available to you. 

Personal Injury Compensation

If your amputation occurred as the result of a personal injury not associated with work, you can seek full economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Compensation for medical bills and lost wages
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Compensation for loss of enjoyment of life

You may also be eligible to seek punitive damages if particularly bad or malicious behavior was at the heart of the incident leading to your amputation.

Work Injury Compensation

If your amputation occurred at work, you may be limited to workers’ compensation. It does not cover non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, but it does provide:

  • Medical care coverage
  • A percentage of your lost wages
  • Vocational benefits
  • Limited expenses related to your injury

In cases where a third party is at fault for a work injury, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against them for full damages. Third parties include any party who is not a member of your employer’s workforce. This could include delivery drivers from other companies, property owners, the general public, and clients and customers. 

Social Security Benefits

In some cases, amputees may be eligible for Social Security benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, the Social Security Administration has strict rules on disability eligibility and amputations. 

The loss of a single limb does not make one eligible for benefits. Typically an arm and a leg are required, for starters. Your attorney will discuss your eligibility for benefits during your consultation.

A Lawyer Can Help You Get Proper Compensation

Regardless of the type of claim you have, you are strongly recommended to retain a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney will prevent insurance companies from cheating you out of compensation. As an injury victim, you may not be aware of what’s available to you nor how to hold insurance companies and liable parties accountable. 

That’s where Neufeld & Kleinberg, PA comes in. When our clients are owed more, we don’t settle — we fight. Our team is experienced in personal injury litigation and adept at representing our clients at trial whenever necessary. 

Why Amputations Occur

Amputations can occur whenever sharp edges or sufficient trauma are involved. They can also take place due to medical malpractice. Frequently, they occur at the precise time of an accident. For example, a car accident may result in the immediate severance of a limb. 

However, some victims experience amputation after an accident. For example, a dog bite might not cause amputation. However, it may lead to an infection that ultimately leads to a limb being removed. 

When medical malpractice is the cause of an amputation, it is often because of an infection, an unreasonable failure to properly treat a wound, or another condition. 

Speak With a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today

Neufeld & Kleinberg, PA offers free initial consultations for clients. If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation or any other catastrophic injury, contact Neufeld & Kleinberg, PA for a complimentary case review. Call today.

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