Dismemberment Claims in Florida
Pursue Compensation with an Attorney from LeavenLaw
Typically, dismemberment claims under Florida’s Worker’s Compensation
laws are treated similarly to amputation claims. The fundamental difference?
The time of the loss of the limb or other body part. Dismemberments, if
they occur, will typically occur quickly, many times happening at the
work. Amputations, on the other hand, occur
after the accident, usually in the hospital at the hands of a surgeon. Plainly,
the loss of an arm, or a leg can be devastating. Similarly, losing a hand
or a foot can be a loss like no other. One knows they are the same person
that they were before the workplace accident, yet they feel like less
of a person. Evolving and adapting to any amputation is a gradual process.
Still, you are no doubt grateful and relieved to be alive if the accident
was serious enough. With this, however, reality is not changed: you, and
those who care for you, must live with the grief and physical challenge
an amputation brings. This is never easy.
In the immediate future after an amputation, your wound needs time to heal.
Commonly, amputees will experience phantom pains due to nerve endings
and the way they work. Over the long term, you will need to adapt, getting
used to moving around or dealing with the fact that you have a permanent
disability because you are missing a body part.
Financially, the immediate expenses a hurt worker will incur as a result
of their workplace amputation involve ambulance bills and emergency room
care, surgery and other follow-up medical services. Further, you will
in all likelihood need close monitoring of your injured limb, focusing
on prevention of infection. Finally, there is a decent chance you will
miss a large amount of work and will need compensation to make up for
your missed pay.
Regarding longer term financial costs, medical equipment, prosthetic limbs,
and therapy (physical, occupational and psychological) will likely be
needed. Also, you may need job retraining. In certain circumstance, people
who suffer amputations have such a difficult time recovering well enough
to make a living comparable to that that they earned before their workplace
related accident. Specifically, occupations such as construction workers,
musicians and repairmen may find it hard if not impossible to work as
they did previously at similar jobs in the future. If you find yourself
in such a situation, call with worker’s compensation attorneys at
LeavenLaw to discuss your case.
LeavenLaw is a consumer protection law firm that helps hurt workers receive
just compensation for their workplace related injuries and losses that
result therefrom. LeavenLaw is not just another law firm; it is a highly
experienced law firm with an excellent track record at handling workers’
compensation cases throughout Central Florida. Assisting hurt workers
and dealing with on-the-job Injuries is what it and its attorneys do for
a living, and do very well. LeavenLaw serves clients throughout the State
of Florida from its centrally located offices in
Tampa Bay and
Orlando, Florida to best meet your needs.
If your workplace injury is serious, it is imperative that your legal rights
are protected. This is where LeavenLaw can help you. It is critical that
you do the research to find a reputable and capable worker’s compensation
attorney to assist you in the is imperative, trying time. A law firm with
experience, resources and a long-standing track record of success is what
you need. LeavenLaw believes its success is based not only on its previous
client results, but is based upon the personal relationships it has built
with its clients over the last four decades.
To assist you, LeavenLaw’s website discusses its overall legal practice
and its attorneys’ credentials. It further provides powerful educational
information on Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Remember, every
hurt worker’s case is unique and deserves to be evaluated on its
own, independent basis. Please contact LeavenLaw for a free consultation
before making a decision about legal representation. You will speak with
an experienced worker’s compensation attorney directly, not a staff member.
In the end, LeavenLaw welcomes the challenges offered by difficult cases
involving serious injuries and complex issues. If you have been injured
on the job due to a workplace related incident, do not hesitate to call
and talk to us.
You deserve to know your valuable Legal Rights.