The conditions of working on the inland rivers and waterways combined with the dangerous river conditions paired with wet, slippery conditions and heavy machinery can leave a person extremely vulnerable to the loss of limb. No matter whether it was a crush injury from a forklift or hoist that led to the need for surgical amputation or whether it was an accident that occurred while dealing with a jammed wench or the moving parts of a flywheel, pulley, spindle, and other mechanical equipment that led to the immediate loss of limb, a maritime amputation can be catastrophic for the injured worker.
It is important at this time to keep in mind that the Jones Act victim and their family members are not alone. By seeking the involvement of an experienced Jones Act attorney, workers will be able to pursue the compensation they deserve under admiralty and maritime law. At the Dysart Law Firm, P.C., we are experienced in representing clients who pursue Jones Act claims, and we will take a comprehensive approach to provide the solutions to the problems you are facing.
We recognize that amputation require immediate medical attention and future treatment needs that range from surgery to physical therapy, prosthetics and psychological counseling. You can trust that we will do everything that we can to provide for both your current and future medical and financial needs. Amputation may prevent you from ever returning to your former or any work resulting in significant wage loses – something that will need to be taken into consideration during the claim process.
In some cases an amputation is caused immediately from the occurrence of the accident, however, this is not always the case. In some cases results in damage to the blood vessels and tissues that may require a surgeon to perform an amputation to help save your life or the life of a loved one. This is often caused by the risk of infection. The loss of a limb is one of the most traumatic and devastating injuries a person and their family can suffer.
While amputations present serious physical issues like bleeding and physical shock, they also present psychological effects that a person can experience. The loss of a limb can result in a severe emotional reaction and it may be difficult for the patient to adapt to the appearance of their body, as well as the physical demands of performing routine tasks with the impairment.
If you have suffered from a maritime amputation, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of an experienced Jones Act attorney that you can trust as soon as possible. At the Dysart Law Firm, P.C., we are here to help you maximize your recovery and fight for the compensation you deserve. You can be confident knowing that we will stop at nothing as we fight against the responsible companies to prove fault and to seek the maximum monetary compensation to help you put your life back on track. Give our firm a call as soon as possible.
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