Aside from death, an amputation is one of the most severe and devastating injuries you can suffer from a workplace accident.
The loss of a limb is undoubtedly life-altering. The severity of the amputation may impact your ability to work, care for yourself, and your general quality of life.
If your amputation happened at work or you had to have a limb surgically removed following a workplace accident, you should seek workers’ compensation benefits for your injury.
At our firm, Joshua Stokka dedicates 100% of his focus to helping injured workers receive the recovery they deserve.
The aftermath of an amputation accident is, without a doubt, a challenging time in your life. Many fear they will lose their jobs or be unable to work in their trade again.
In Minnesota, you can receive workers’ compensation benefits for your amputation.
What Is Amputation?
Amputation is the loss or surgical removal of a body part such as a finger, toe, hand, foot, arm, or leg.
Even if a limb is not missing, but you have lost its use, it is treated as if it were an amputation.
An example of this would be a crushing injury where the limb is still there but no longer functional.
Some amputations are more severe and life-changing than others.
For instance, losing a leg is drastically different than losing a finger. However, both are serious and potentially deserve compensation.
Workers’ Compensation Finger Amputation
Minnesota workers’ compensation provides benefits for losing a finger or thumb while on the job.
Although this may seem minor in comparison to losing an arm or leg, the loss of a finger can prevent you from returning to work in the same position or even profession.
Amputation workers’ comp benefits include:
- Medical bills,
- Rehabilitation costs,
- Lost wages, and
- Vocational training.
Every situation is different. You may be eligible for one or more of these specific benefits. However, an individual will typically qualify for permanent partial disability with a lost limb.
An examining doctor will provide you with a partial disability rating. The rating includes not only the severity of the injury but the individual’s overall health, age, education, and skills.
The permanent partial disability rating determines how much compensation you are eligible to receive.
An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help negotiate the rating and settlement.
Contact an Amputation Workers’ Comp Attorney Today
If you suffered an amputation due to a work accident in Minnesota, the Criminal Defense Attorney & Workers Compensation Law Offices of Arechigo & Stokka could help you.
Don’t let the insurance carrier try to get a lowball settlement offer past you.
Amputations, even of just a finger, can be detrimental to your overall well-being.
You deserve adequate compensation. We’ve been advocating for work injury victims for a decade.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We don’t get paid unless we successfully get you compensation!
Josh has been representing injured workers for over 10 years. Josh was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, and attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. Mr. Stokka alson received his law degree from the Hamline University School of Law. During law school, Josh clerked at a Minnesota law firm specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation. Prior to practicing in the area of workers’ compensation, Josh clerked for a judge in the 7th Judicial District in Minnesota. This valuable experience gave him insight into how judges think, do their jobs behind the scene, and how to frame a case in order to obtain a favorable result. Now, he focuses 100% of his practice on defending injured workers in Minnesota.