Amputation Accidents

West Virginia Work Injury Lawyers

If you are filing for workers' compensation, then you know that this will provide you with benefits while you are out due to injuries that leave you unable to work. Some of these injuries are minor and may only take a few weeks to recover. On the other hand, workers can also sustain very serious injuries, such as limb loss, that may require amputation.

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Understanding Workers’ Comp Statues

The loss of a limb is considered a “specific loss,” under workers’ compensation law. This means that the individual can no longer use that body part. If that is the case, you may be eligible to receive Specific Loss payments, which is a lump sum payment, and which can be added to your workers’ compensation claim, elevating the amount normally given in these kinds of claims.

Workers’ comp will also include coverage for the following:

  • Hospital bills
  • Additional medical services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability payments (about 2/3 of your salary)

Some amputation injuries will be considered a permanent partial disability, such as the loss of a finger. Unless, the amputation has led to total disability. Remember that it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee because of a disability. You have rights under the law. Be sure to contact our West Virginia personal injury attorneys to discuss your legal options.

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