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Lost Limbs / Amputated Fingers

Arms, legs, hands, and fingers are such an integral part of the day-to-day human experience that we often take them for granted. This is especially true if you perform physical-oriented work, like is found in the maritime industry, for a living. You use these appendages every day to provide for yourself and your family, yet may not realize what the loss of a finger, hand, or leg would mean for your livelihood – despite being at a much higher risk for involuntary amputation than someone who works at a desk job.

Losing a digit or a limb in a maritime accident is devastating. You will have weeks or months off the job if you aren't now ineligible to work altogether, extended medical recovery, and years of adapting to living your life without something that has been a part of you for so long. If you experienced a maritime accident involving amputation, whether at sea in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, or elsewhere, you deserve compensation and justice for what you've been through and what you will endure in the future as a result of your maritime injury. An experienced Washington maritime injury attorney will examine the details of your case to locate signs of your company's negligence, gear unseaworthiness, or vessel unseaworthiness, and fight for the recompense you are due.

Maritime Lost Limb Attorney for Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska

The Portland maritime injury lawyers of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski have decades of combined experience with maritime personal injury cases like yours. If you have suffered an amputation of a finger, hand, foot, arm, or leg, you are facing a lifetime of adjustment, medical treatment, and modified living that needs financial addressing.

When your maritime employer's negligent actions or inactions cause you to lose a limb or digit, they should compensate you fairly. The Seattle attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski will fight for you coast-to-coast to receive such fair compensation. To schedule your free consultation on what the Oregon maritime attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski can do for you, call 1 (800) 262-8529 today.


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Causes of Maritime Amputation

The risks for maritime amputation are everywhere in the industry. Whether you are a fisherman, a longshoreman, a ship processor, a dock worker, or employed on a tug boat, you face risks of injury unique to the maritime industry in the form of chains, winches, crane hooks, netting, hatches, wires, and lines. These are all forms of maritime equipment that could cause the amputation of one or more fingers, a hand, an arm, a foot, or a leg. When maritime company negligence is involved, the loss of digit or limb is usually caused by one of the following:

Safety is a major concern in the high-risk maritime industry. Even if a large degree of human error is involved in the maritime amputation, a company can still be at fault for neglecting to provide the proper safety training and equipment. An experienced Washington maritime amputation attorney will study your case closely to locate the company's negligence and fight for the compensation you deserve in court.


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Treatment for Maritime Loss of Limb or Digit

The medical process to recover from any amputation is extensive, but if the loss of digit or limb occurred during a maritime accident you could be facing additional recovery time. First you must heal from the damage caused by such sudden, nonsurgical removal of a body part in addition to healing from any other injuries caused by the accident. If the amputation is only partial or there is significant damage to the surrounding bones, tendons, muscles, or joints you may have to undergo multiple surgeries.

In addition to physical healing, you may also require mental health treatment for PTSD or other traumatic issues associated with the accident. You will also have to relearn how to live your life and perform tasks like writing, standing, walking, and personal hygiene without your missing digit or limb. Finally, you may require the use of a prosthetic in order to better live your life, which requires weeks of training to use. All of these medical considerations are very costly and rightfully should be covered by your maritime employer, especially if negligence or unseaworthiness was involved in your maritime amputation.


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Oregon Maritime Amputation Recoverable Damages

The expense of a maritime amputation is very high when considering the initial medical cost alone, but when you also consider all of the other ongoing expenses involved in the involuntary maritime loss of a limb or digit the sum only continues to rise. If you have suffered amputation on a fish processing boat or other maritime vessel due to your employer's negligence, you are likely eligible for recovery of all or more of these expenses under the Jones Act or other maritime law. An experienced Seattle maritime injury attorney will consider every detail of your case and ruthlessly pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. The damages you may be able to cover for involuntary maritime amputation include:


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Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski | Maritime Lawyer for Amputation

Don't suffer the repercussions of your maritime amputation injuries alone. If your maritime employer's negligence or defective equipment caused your injury, then they should pay for it. You deserve compensation for your journey to healing that begins with your injury. The attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski are passionate about protecting maritime rights coast-to-coast due to their own personal experiences in the maritime industry. Schedule your free consultation with the Washington and Oregon maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski in Portland, Seattle, and Bellingham today by calling 1 (800) 262-8529.

This website was designed for martime lawyers and was created solely for general information purposes. Nothing on this website should be construed as legal or medical advice. Only a maritime attorney or physician licensed to practice in your state can provide you with official guidance based on the specific details surrounding your situation.

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