Accidental Dismemberment Attorney in Los Angeles
What is Accidental Dismemberment?
Dismemberment injuries occur when an individual’s limbs, digits or flesh are torn, pulled, wrenched or otherwise removed from his or her body in the course of an accident. Dismemberment, as compared to a surgical amputation, is more likely to be fatal or result in permanent and extreme disfigurement. If you or a loved one has suffered from such injury, an accidental dismemberment attorney in Los Angeles may be able to help.
Dismemberment injuries are catastrophic and life-changing. The loss of a limb is not only physically and emotionally traumatic it is a permanent alteration to mobility and quality of life.
Often accidental dismemberment victims require months and even years of expensive and elaborate medical treatments, rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Beyond the financial cost and physical pain, dismemberment victims may suffer from post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression and social isolation leading to reduced social support.
Types of Dismemberment Injuries
Dismemberment injuries occur primarily to the fingers, hands, feet, arms and legs. It is most frequently caused when these body parts come in contact with machinery that is designed to compress, shear, tear, shred or slice.
Other exposed parts of the body like the ears, the nose and the eyes maybe torn away in an accident, while explosions, burns and electrocution injuries may result in the amputation of body parts or flesh due to arterial damages.
How Dismemberment Injuries Occur
In the Workplace
Dismemberment injuries occur in the workplace primarily when employees operate inadequately safeguarded or unguarded hazardous machinery. Employees many be injured when cleaning, lubricating, maintaining or preparing, adjusting, threading or setting up dangerous machines.
These machines include: drill presses, shears, milling machines, meat-cutting saw bands, food slicers, meat grinders, printing presses, mechanical power presses, non-powered and powered conveyor belts, roll forming machines, grinders, slitters, power press brakes and any other sharp or heavy machinery or equipment.
Miners, agricultural workers, restaurant employees, factory workers and railroad employees all run the risk of a workplace dismemberment injury.
All employers are legally obligated to provide physical barriers and secure guards to any hazardous areas or devices.
In the Household
Finally, dismemberment injuries can occur even from the use of simple household or office appliances such as washing machines or paper shredders.
Motor vehicle safety standards have improved greatly over the last 20 years, and as a result the number of motor vehicle accident fatalities has gone down, but the incidences of serious dismemberment injuries have increased.
Dismemberment may occur from accidents involving moving vehicles, such as airplanes, bicycles, cars, trains, trucks, tour buses, limousines, motorcycles, or accidents on amusement park rides.
Those affected or injured may be passengers or drivers or may simply be pedestrians unfortunate enough to be nearby.
Dismemberment injuries are also a common result of military actions. Although veterans may turn to the Veterans Administration for care and assistance, in some cases the VA fails to provide proper support, or veterans face employment and workplace discrimination due to their injuries.
In these instances legal action may be required to ensure that each and every veteran receives proper compensation and assistance.
How an Accidental Dismemberment Attorney in Los Angeles Can Help You
When a accidental dismemberment attorney in Los Angeles has a case, it is certainly a challenge. This type of case has many complexities that if not handled correctly may result in the victim not receiving the full and fair compensation that they deserve.
The National Limb Loss Association states that there are approximately 1.8 million people who are living with limb loss. Accidents resulting in amputations in one form or another are the second most common cause of limb loss after vascular disease.
We Care About Your Case
Learning to live with your injury can often take months or even years of rehabilitation and care. If you contact the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg, an experienced accidental dismemberment attorney in California who is well versed in dealing with such injuries will be able to speak with you any your family. Whether we speak in hospital or at your home address, we will formulate a game plan in order to win your case.
In most cases insurance policies are nowhere near adequate enough to cover the substantial ongoing costs that an amputee victim might have to face. A good attorney will know of the ongoing expenses that a dismemberment accident victim will have to face and as such might be able to seek compensation from other sources.
We have the ability and the resources necessary to call on experts such as physicians who can access the extent of your injuries, physiotherapists, who can advise on length of recovery, accident investigators who can look in detail at the accident and what happened, psychologists who can access the psychological toll on the victim and life-style assessors who will be able to put a monetary value in terms of ongoing costs due to the trauma.
We will also be looking closely into the root cause of your accident so that if necessary they can seek to apportion blame on the guilty parties. If for instance the machine that caused the injury was faulty in that the safety features weren’t fully functioning, then we look into placing fault with the manufacturer. On top of this we will also be dealing with your company lawyers and negotiating with them in order to get the settlement that you deserve.
As your dismemberment lawyer, we will do everything in our power to make sure that you get a favorable end result and will not rest until that result has been reached. We understand the intricacies of such a claim and will act with compassion. Placing a monetary value on an horrendous accident such as this can in no way compensate for what has happened. However a winning claim can make sure that the amputee victim has sufficient funds available, in order that they are looked after for the rest of their lives.
This can in some way help the victim to bring closure to the accident. This is one of the reasons as to why it is vital to choose the Law Offices of David H. Greenberg as your accidental dismemberment attorney in Los Angeles.
By doing so, you may well be putting the wheels in motion to be able to move on with your life.