Supporting Ohio Workers Who Suffered Amputations
Amputation injuries often happen during work activities, especially those involving heavy machinery. Car and motorcycle accidents may result in serious injuries, including amputation. Doctors can also recommend that amputation is necessary when complications develop after a work injury.
Provisions For Workers’ Compensation Benefits After An Amputation Injury
You are entitled to a scheduled loss award if you suffer an amputation. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) or a self-insuring employer will pay these awards of scheduled losses (amputations).
An injured worker is entitled to an amputation award after sustaining a loss of a body part that is a result of severance through the bone due to a work-related injury. This may also be true if you have lost use of a body part, even if amputation did not occur. If for all practical purposes your body part is of no use, even if not amputated, you are entitled to a scheduled loss award.
Talk To One Of Our Ohio Workers’ Comp Attorneys To Be Clear On Your Rights
If you suffered the amputation of a finger, hand, arm or leg on the job in Ohio, the Philip J. Fulton Law Office can advise you on ways to protect your right to all the compensation you are entitled to.
We especially caution you against relying solely on an Ohio state agency or your employer’s representative for information on your workers’ compensation rights. Our lawyers have obtained many successful outcomes for our clients after aggressively pursuing all avenues of compensation, particularly in “loss of use” cases where there was not a full amputation.
Amputation And Limb Dismemberment — Start With A Free Consultation
Our services are available on a contingency fee basis, which means we only ask for payment if we are successful in getting you the benefits you need.