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Amputation Injury Attorneys in Orange County

Help With Amputation Injury Legal Matters

Amputation injuries are permanent injuries that may result in lifelong disability. An amputation, by definition, is the loss of a body part, usually a finger, hand, or arm, or a toe, foot, or leg. Traumatic amputation injuries occur when the limb is wholly or partially severed in an accident. Amputation can also be surgically performed when a limb cannot be spared due to severe injuries. Victims of traumatic amputation are at risk for serious complications, including bleeding, infection, shock, and death.

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What Are Some Causes of Amputation Accidents?

Santa Ana amputation injury lawyers at HN Injury Lawyers, represent adults and children with dismemberment injuries resulting from all types of accidents, including:

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Amputation Accidents at Work

Farming accidents, construction accidents, and industrial accidents can all cause amputations and dismemberment injuries. Amputation accidents can be the result of improper machinery maintenance, inadequate employee training, unsafe working conditions, or lack of safety guards or protective equipment. Fingers and limbs can be lost from various machines, including:

  • Conveyor belts
  • Drill presses
  • Food slicers
  • Guillotine shears
  • Meat grinders
  • Mechanical power presses
  • Metal-forming machines
  • Milling machines
  • Printing presses

Proper training, safety practices, and supervision can prevent amputation accidents, lacerations, and disfigurement injuries. If you have lost a limb or been disfigured in an accident at work, you may be eligible for compensation from your employer.

Person with prosthetic leg walking

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Children's Finger Amputations

Young children are susceptible to finger amputations from slamming doors, both at home and by automobile doors. Appliances can also injure children when their fingers become caught in the doors of washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers. Paper shredders can also cause serious hand and finger injuries to young children.

HN Injury Lawyers has been extremely successful in helping families of children injured in accidents. If your child has lost a finger or been seriously injured in an accident, contact HN Injury Lawyers to discuss your child's potential case with an attorney. We understand the complex nature of children’s injuries and can help you recover full and fair compensation for an injury or loss.

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Emotional Injuries Caused by Amputations

Amputation injuries can cause disability and a loss of quality of living. Amputations, like other life-changing tragedies, cause emotional and psychological injuries. Scarring and disfigurement may decrease self-confidence and self-esteem. Coping with and adjusting to the loss of a limb can be difficult. Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, grief, and depression are all associated psychological injuries of amputations.

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Costs of Amputations

Amputations are expensive, both immediately after the accident and possibly for the rest of the victim's life. Multiple surgeries may be required to repair nerve damage, and amputees may need prosthetic limbs, costing thousands of dollars that need to be replaced every few years.  If you are unable to work due to a traumatic amputation injury, you may be eligible for compensation for future lost wages. To maximize your compensation, we work with highly qualified professionals to determine your future medical needs as a result of your injury.

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Amputation Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If someone else is at fault for your dismemberment injury, talk to our Santa Ana injury lawyers today.  We can help you recover money for your loss of limb, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An attorney can meet you at your home or hospital, or one of our convenient office locations throughout California. Attorney consultations are offered at no cost.

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No Fee Unless We Win!

We accept all cases on a contingency fee basis – we are not paid for our services unless and until we recover money on your behalf. To speak to an attorney about your Orange County limb loss case, call us anytime at (657) 333-5726.

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