Loss of Limbs – Workers’ Compensation Claims

Even if you are employed in a hazardous work environment operating heavy machinery, you are still entitled to a reasonably safe work environment. Losing a limb or body part while on the job is a life-altering and traumatic event that may cause permanent disability. If you have been severely injured with the loss of a limb as the result of a work-related injury & incident, you are entitled to compensation for your loss. Contact a personal injury attorney at Ron Meyers & Associates immediately to determine your options and we will guide you through the next steps after a limb loss injury. 

Understanding Loss of Limbs Cases 

Personal Injury Accidents Involving Lost Limbs in Olympia 

Accidents that may result in amputation or loss of a limb on the job often involve: 

  • Farming equipment 
  • Construction vehicles 
  • Power tools 
  • Assembly line machinery 
  • Logging machinery

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An injury that results in the loss of a limb can be devastating. Medical bills pile up, and the loss of a limb may mean the injured party loses work opportunities, as well. If you’ve lost a limb as a result of an incident while on the job, you deserve to be compensated for your past and ongoing medical bills, loss of work, and the pain and suffering you’ve experienced. Ron Meyers & Associates can help you file a workers’ compensation claim with the employer’s insurance company to ensure that your rights to fair compensation are represented. 

In addition to the initial injury, the loss of a limb may also require months of physical rehabilitation, a prosthesis, a permanent physical disability, and may require further surgeries. These medical procedures are costly and should be taken into consideration when filing a claim. If you or someone you know has suffered such an injury, understanding the set monetary amounts for loss of limb payment is crucial.

Washington State has set monetary amounts that a limb loss victim is entitled to, depending on which limb or body part is lost:

 

Lower Body
Loss of leg at upper thigh $120,719.79
Loss of leg at mid-thigh or at the knee $108,647.79
Loss of leg at knee or below $96,575.97
Loss of leg at ankle $84,503.91
Loss of foot $42,252.00
Loss of big toe at foot $25,351.17
Loss of big toe at first joint $15,210.60
Loss of big toe at second joint $8,048.04
Loss of 2nd to 5th toe with resection of metatarsal bone $9,255.15
Loss of 2nd to 5th toe at foot $4,506.84
Loss of 2nd to 5th toe at first joint $3,339.96
Loss of 2nd to 5th toe at second joint $845.04
Upper Body
Loss of arm at or above deltoid by disarticulation at the shoulder $120,719.79
Loss of arm at any point below deltoid to below elbow joint $118,683.76
Loss of arm at any point below elbow $108,647.79
Loss of all fingers except the thumb $65,188.56
Loss of thumb at hand $43,459.17
Loss of thumb at knuckle $21,729.54
Loss of index finger at hand $27,162.00
Loss of index finger at first knuckle $21,729.54
Loss of index finger at second knuckle $11,951,25
Loss of middle finger at hand $21,729.54
Loss of middle finger at first knuckle $17,383.65
Loss of middle finger at second knuckle $9,778.38
Loss of ring finger at hand $10,864.80
Loss of ring finger at first knuckle $8,691.90
Loss of ring finger at second knuckle $5,432.28
Loss of little finger at hand $5,432.28
Loss of little finger at first knuckle $4,345.95
Loss of little finger at second knuckle $2,172.96
Miscellaneous
Loss of one eye by enucleation $48,287.82
Loss of vision in one eye $40,239.90
Complete loss of hearing in both ears $96,575.97
Complete loss of hearing in one $16,095.87
Unspecified disabilities of 100% as compared to total impairment $201,199.53

Case Results

$4,255,555

Neglect, drowning, and cognitive impairment of a vulnerable adult under DSHS care and supervision.

$2,816,040

Catastrophic career ending injury claim in Grays Harbor County.

$2,501,808

Career ending injury and infection claim in King County.

Our Approach to Loss of Limbs Cases 

At Ron Meyers & Associates, we understand the profound impact that a loss of limbs due to a work-related accident can have on an individual’s life. We are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal support to those who have suffered such traumatic injuries. Our approach to loss of limbs cases is centered around three key pillars: 

  1. Empathy and Understanding: We recognize that experiencing a loss of limbs is a life-altering event that can lead to physical, emotional, and financial challenges. Our team of experienced loss of limb lawyers approaches each case with empathy and understanding, taking the time to listen to our clients’ stories and concerns. We believe that open communication and genuine care are essential in building a strong attorney-client relationship. 
  2. Comprehensive Legal Representation: Our firm has a proven track record of successfully handling work-related loss of limbs cases. We have the expertise and resources needed to navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits. Our attorneys work diligently to build a compelling case on behalf of our clients, ensuring that their rights to fair compensation are protected. 
  3. Tireless Advocacy: We are dedicated advocates for the rights of our clients who have suffered from limb loss injuries. Our legal team is prepared to go the extra mile to fight for the maximum compensation possible. Whether negotiating with insurance companies or representing our clients in court, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of justice and fair restitution for the physical and emotional toll our clients have endured. 

Our goal is not only to secure financial compensation but also to help our clients access the necessary medical care, rehabilitation, and support services to aid in their recovery and enhance their quality of life. We take pride in helping our clients navigate the complexities of the legal process while offering unwavering support and guidance throughout their journey towards healing. 

If you or a loved one has experienced a loss of limbs due to a work-related accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated legal team. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and provide personalized advice on the best course of action. Let us be your advocates during this challenging time, fighting relentlessly to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards rebuilding your life after a traumatic limb loss injury. 

How Ron Meyers & Associates Can Help with Loss of Limbs Cases 

Our Attorneys Serve Olympia, WA 

Contact Ron Meyers & Associates if you’ve experienced a limb loss injury. We have an experienced team of personal injury attorneys dedicated to helping you and your loved ones through this traumatic, life-altering event. We’ve represented thousands of clients across Western Washington for work-related injuries and we will work with the employer’s insurance so you can focus on recovering from this loss. Call today for a free consultation. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Loss of Limbs Cases 

If you have experienced a loss of limbs in a work-related accident, the first step is to seek immediate medical attention. Notify your employer about the incident and the severity of your injuries. After receiving medical treatment, it’s essential to consult with a personal injury attorney experienced in workers’ compensation to understand your legal rights and options. 

Yes, if you have lost a limb as a result of a work-related injury, you are entitled to compensation. In Washington State, workers’ compensation provides benefits for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering related to the loss of limb. It is crucial to work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the claims process and ensure you receive fair compensation. 

Accidents involving farming equipment, construction vehicles, power tools, assembly line machinery, and logging machinery are among those that can result in limb loss on the job. These incidents may cause severe injuries, and it’s essential to take immediate action and seek legal assistance if you experience such a traumatic event. 

The amount of compensation for a lost limb in Washington State depends on the specific limb or body part lost. There are set monetary amounts for different injuries, ranging from loss of toes to loss of limbs at various points. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the exact compensation you may be entitled to based on your specific case. 

Yes, losing a limb may require months of physical rehabilitation and the use of a prosthesis. Workers’ compensation typically covers ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, and other necessary support services to aid in your recovery and enhance your quality of life after such a traumatic injury. 

Filing a workers’ compensation claim involves notifying your employer about the injury, completing necessary paperwork, and submitting relevant medical documentation. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in navigating the claims process, ensuring that all required documentation is properly filed to protect your rights. 

If your limb loss results in permanent disability and prevents you from returning to work, you may be entitled to additional compensation. Washington State offers permanent total disability pension benefits for severe injuries that cause permanent impairment. Consulting with a skilled personal injury attorney can help you explore all available options for fair compensation. 

A personal injury attorney with experience in loss of limbs cases can provide crucial legal support. They will guide you through the claims process, negotiate with insurance companies, and build a compelling case to ensure your rights to fair compensation are protected. An attorney’s expertise and dedication can significantly increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. 

Scheduling a consultation with Ron Meyers & Associates is easy. You can reach out to our dedicated legal team by phone or through our website. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, provide personalized advice, and answer any questions you may have about the best course of action after experiencing a traumatic limb loss injury. Don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance and support during this challenging time. 

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