Phoenix, AZ Workplace Amputation Lawyer

Among all the possible injuries that an employee can receive on the job, amputations are among the most debilitating. A workplace amputation can completely change the course of your career — and your life.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) describes amputations as serious, widespread, and involving a variety of activities and machinery. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 11,000 nonfatal workplace amputations each year from 1992-99, with approximately 21 fatal workplace amputations annually.

In recent years, studies have shown approximately 3 million amputees living in the United States, and many suffered an amputation as the result of a workplace injury. OSHA explains that these injuries usually take place if a worker is operating an unguarded or inadequately guarded machine, such as a power press, printing press, food slicer, meat grinder, drill press, or milling machine.

Workplace injuries that result in amputation are usually covered under workers’ compensation laws; however, the physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial hardship a workplace injury can place on the worker and their families are hardly ever compensated.

Phillips Law Group has a strong foundation of understanding in cases of workers’ compensation and employee rights, and we know that suffering a work-related amputation can be a seemingly insurmountable task to face without guidance.

Our experienced legal team helps victims defend their rights, and we always fight for the maximum amount of compensation that our client is eligible for.