Amputation injuries can happen in many different types of accidents. In some cases, another party’s negligence is to blame, while other amputation injuries may result from a defective product. If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic amputation injury, it is important to seek advice from an attorney. As an experienced catastrophic injury attorney in Cleveland, I have been representing clients for years with cases involving amputations. I can help you to seek the compensation you deserve.
What is a Traumatic Amputation?
Traumatic amputations refer to the loss of a body part as a result of a traumatic accident, according to Medline Plus. In some cases, a complete amputation will occur, which results in a body part being totally severed. In other situations, an amputation may be partial. Depending upon the severity of the traumatic amputation, along with a number of other factors, it may or may not be possible to reattach the body part.
Many people who suffer from traumatic amputations are at greater risk of medical complications, including infection and post-traumatic stress disorder.
How Do Traumatic Amputations Happen in Cleveland?
There are many different types of accidents and incidents that may lead to a traumatic amputation, including but not limited to:
- Workplace accidents;
- Car accidents;
- Truck crashes;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Medical errors; and
- Product defects, especially those involving heavy machinery.
Where Do Traumatic Amputations Occur?
When a person gets hurt in an accident and suffers a traumatic amputation, that type of accident can affect many different parts of the body, such as:
- Toe; or
When a person files a workers’ compensation claim for a traumatic amputation that happens on the job, the amount of compensation that employee receives will be based on a schedule that assigns a particular amount of compensation for the loss of a particular limb or body part. In cases that result in personal injury lawsuits, the body part involved in the traumatic amputation may affect a plaintiff’s compensatory damages award, including both economic and noneconomic damages.
Statute of Limitations in an Amputation Injury Claim
How much time do you have to file a personal injury claim after suffering a catastrophic amputation injury? Generally speaking, Ohio law gives plaintiffs two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. However, if you wait too long, even if you are still eligible to file a claim according to the Ohio statute of limitations, a significant amount of evidence may have been lost in your case. Do not take a chance when I can help you to get started on the claims process today.
Contact a Cleveland Catastrophic Injury Attorney for Help
Did you recently suffer an amputation injury on the job or in a car accident? No matter where your amputation injury occurred, I can help you to seek the compensation you deserve. I routinely serve clients who have suffered devastating catastrophic injuries, and I know how important it is to hold the at-fault party accountable for your permanently disabling injury. When it comes to seeking the financial recovery you deserve, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Contact me today by calling 877.944.4373.