Mississippi Amputation Lawyer
Traumatic amputations can result from serious accidents in many types of workplaces in Mississippi, including construction zones, highway work zones, truck driving, railroad work, shipping and maritime jobs, health care work, manufacturing and warehousing, and a wide variety of other industries. These injuries are devastating and catastrophic, and it is critical to seek advice from an attorney about your options for seeking compensation. Depending upon how and where a traumatic amputation injury occurred, and what type of job you were doing when you suffered the injury, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim or to file a lawsuit. Contact our experienced Mississippi amputation lawyer today to find out more about filing a claim.
What is an Amputation Injury in Mississippi?
What is an amputation injury, and how can it happen? According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the term amputation refers to “the loss or removal of a body part such as a ginger, toe, hand, foot, arm, or leg.” For most people who suffer traumatic amputation injuries, the loss of a body part is catastrophic and life-changing, and it can affect a person’s “ability to move, work, interact with others, and maintain your independence.” In addition, people who suffer traumatic amputation injuries often experience severe pain and suffering, including both physical and emotional suffering, as well as “phantom limb phenomena.” With a traumatic amputation, a part of the body “can be cut off or torn away in a severe accident, or it can be so badly damaged from a crush injury or severe burns that it cannot be saved.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that traumatic amputations account for approximately 45 percent of all amputations that occur. The following are some of the most common causes of traumatic amputations:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Construction accidents;
- Railroad accidents;
- Accidents on boats and ships;
- Dock work accidents;
- Machinery accidents;
- Manufacturing accidents; and
- Burn accidents.
Seeking Compensation After an Amputation Injury in Mississippi
How can you seek financial compensation after an amputation injury in Mississippi? The method you will need to use for seeking compensation will depend upon whether your traumatic amputation resulted from a workplace injury, what type of work you were doing when you suffered the injury, and whether the injury resulted from an employer’s negligence or from a third party’s negligence. Potential methods for seeking compensation after a traumatic amputation include the following:
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Mississippi;
- Filing a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA);
- Filing a Jones Act claim;
- Filing a claim under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA); and/or
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against a third party who caused the injury.
Contact Lunsford Baskin & Prieve, PLLC Today
Amputation injuries are catastrophic and traumatic, and it is critical to find out more about your options for seeking compensation. Not only do traumatic amputations limit a person’s ability to work and to earn a living, but they result in permanent disabilities that also impact many other areas of a person’s life. An attorney can help you to determine your options for obtaining financial compensation. Contact our experienced Mississippi amputation lawyer today to get started on your case.