Amputation Injury Attorney in Pennsylvania
Fight for Compensation with an Amputation Injury Lawyer Serving Harrisburg & the Surrounding Areas
Despite advances in medical care, some injuries can be so severe that a limb or extremity cannot heal and requires amputation. The loss of one or more limbs restricts someone's ability to work in most job settings. Amputation may also affect the person's ability to care for children or handle other domestic responsibilities, leading to a potential loss of consortium lawsuit.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury resulting in amputation, you may be owed compensation for damages related to your accident.
An experienced Harrisburg catastrophic injury attorney at Metzger Wickersham is standing by to offer you a free consultation when you call (888) 286-2850.
Types of Amputation Injuries
Amputations can be either partial or complete. Partial amputations are when the body part is still attached to the body by some bone, tissue, or muscle. Complete amputations are when the limb is completely removed from the body. Crush injuries can cause serious tissue damage which can lead to the loss of a limb.
Avulsion injuries result in tearing away or stretching of the tissue around the wound, causing damage to the blood vessels, bones, nerves, and soft tissue. Guillotine amputations are, as the name suggests, clean amputations resulting in only localized damage.
These are the most common types of amputations:
- Hip Disarticulation
- Elbow Disarticulation
- Ankle Disarticulation
- Knee Disarticulation
- Shoulder Disarticulation
- Wrist Disarticulation
- Transhumeral Amputation - A cut above the elbow
- Transradial Amputation - A cut below the elbow
- Transpelvic Amputation - A cut that removes part of the pelvis and the leg
- Transtibial Amputation - A cut below the knee
- Transfemoral Amputation - A cut above the knee
Causes of Amputation Injuries
Most of the three million amputees living in the United States are males, and many of these victims lost limbs due to tragic events that could have been prevented.
Some of these events include the following:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Electrocution Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
Traumatic amputations can result from many different types of accidents. Many accidents involve the operation of heavy machinery, such as saws, forklifts, or factory equipment missing the proper safety features. Sometimes, accidents occur because someone else was negligent. For example, if an employer neglects to service a machine he or she knows to be dangerous and missing safety guards, he or she can be held liable if a worker is injured.
Experience. Tenacity. Results.
Metzger Wickersham has served clients throughout Pennsylvania since 1888. With the resources of a large firm combined with the personalized attention of a small boutique firm, we are the ideal advocates for seriously injured people. We understand how overwhelming it can be to suffer a life-changing injury, which is why we stop at nothing to ensure that our clients receive every dollar of compensation they are owed. Whether your case can be settled or needs to be litigated in court, we’ll do what it takes to pursue the results you seek.
Metzger Wickersham: A Firm with a 130+ Year Legacy
If you or a loved one sustained an injury requiring amputation, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost income earning potential, lost quality of life and pain and suffering. Metzger Wickersham can provide the experienced legal help you deserve. Our capable Pennsylvania catastrophic injury attorneys offer free case evaluations to get you started.
Call (888) 286-2850 today to pursue compensation for your injury! With Spanish-speaking services and convenient office locations throughout Pennsylvania, we are dedicated to top-notch client service.
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