Amputation/Loss of Limb
Unshielded or unguarded equipment can amputate a finger, arm, toe, or leg in a matter of seconds. Next to drowning, some of the most severe and permanent injuries faced by seamen are accidental amputations. The combination of heavy equipment, moving lines, shifting cargo, chains, winches, cables, nets, sharp knives, and other processing equipment puts seamen at risk of severe lacerations and accidental amputation.
If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury at sea that resulted in amputation of any body part, please contact the maritime law attorneys of Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation at our Seattle or Anchorage offices. We will help you recover money damages for your injury, lost current and future wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more after your amputation or loss of limb.We Understand The Best Ways To Help You
Many amputation injuries are caused by the negligence of the boat owner or other crewmen. Possible causes include:
- Improper training
- Fatigue from working too many hours
- Improperly placed shut-off switches on equipment
- Unguarded equipment
- Negligent mooring
- Defective equipment
We have represented clients whose fingers were amputated in a bait chopper, whose hand and forearm were amputated after being tangled in a surimi auger, and whose entire hand was amputated while cutting the heads off fish. We understand the issues involved in these complex loss of limb cases and know how to approach them to see that you receive the maximum possible compensation for you the damages you have suffered.
We will consult with experts to determine whether you may be fitted with a prosthetic limb. We will determine the lifetime costs associated with your condition, including periodic replacement of your artificial limb with a new prosthesis.
Don't trust just any lawyer to handle a claim for a maritime injury like an amputation that will affect you for the rest of your life. Call an experienced maritime lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC today for a free consultation by dialing 866-974-9633. Our attorneys have won significant damage awards for victims of hundreds of amputation cases.