An amputation injury changes everything.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 5,260 nonfatal amputations in private industry in 2010. Construction workers are at high risk for amputations because they are exposed to numerous workplace hazards every day. Some construction workers suffer an immediate amputation on the job, while others have limbs that are too damaged to repair and must be removed at a later date. No matter which of these amputation scenarios has happened to you, the results are equally devastating.
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria knows that workers facing amputation injuries have a long, hard road ahead. Whether you’ve suffered the loss of fingers and toes or arms and legs, an amputation accident will change your life and your ability to support yourself.
Common Causes of Construction Amputations
Here are some of the leading causes of nonfatal workplace amputations as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Machinery and equipment
Load shifts or material collapses
Construction vehicle and forklift accidents
Powered and non-powered hand tools
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria holds employers accountable.
If you have suffered an amputation accident in Buffalo, NY, your life has been changed forever. What’s even more alarming is that many amputation accidents can be prevented. Amputations often occur when machines are not properly safeguarded, repaired or maintained. Other amputation injuries can happen when construction workers are not given sufficient training.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted several standards in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in an attempt to protect construction workers from amputations. Employers who disregard these standards and commit OSHA violations must be held responsible.
If your employer or a third-party’s negligence resulted in an amputation injury, you may be entitled to receive damages. Contact Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria at 716 849 1333 and put the firm's team of award-winning attorneys on your case. Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has been working on behalf of construction workers for more than 50 years. The firm has deep roots in labor and attorneys with solid construction backgrounds, so Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has an intimate familiarity with building trades, job sites, and how to uncover unsafe working conditions.
Don’t face amputation injuries alone.
An amputation is likely to cause you physical pain and mental anguish for years to come. Although prosthetic devices may give you much of your mobility back, nobody can restore your life to the way it was before your amputation injury.
When you’re ready to discuss your amputation case, contact Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria at 716 849 1333. The firm's attorneys make themselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your calls. Count on Lipsitz Green to provide care and compassion while the firm pursues the maximum results for your amputation accident case.