Compensation For Amputation Injuries
Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP is one of the most experienced maritime personal injury firms in the Nation. They are experienced in handling amputation injury cases for crewmen injured aboard fishing vessels, tug and barges, ships, ferries, derricks, and dredges. They have handled thousands of Jones Act cases and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients located throughout the Nation.
Crewmen who have suffered amputation injuries of their arms need the assistance of experienced maritime attorneys. To protect your rights to compensation it is important that an investigation into your accident be undertaken by legal and technical experts on your side as soon as possible. The employer and ship owner should be instructed to preserve the all relevant evidence until your lawyers have had an opportunity to inspect the accident scene.
Under the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law, a seaman who is injured through negligence or unseaworthiness is entitled to seek compensation for his injuries. There is no set schedule for the amount of damages you may receive under the Jones Act - it is up to the judge or jury to determine the amount of your compensatory damages. Damages may include compensation for past and future lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, medical and rehabilitation costs, prosthetic repair and replacement, nursing care, household assistance, medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. Fairly evaluating the settlement value of your case requires the assistance of an experienced maritime personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies may take advantage of a seaman who doesn’t know how to properly evaluate the fair compensation he or she is entitled to.
Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP is experienced in handling all types of amputation injury cases. They undestand the impact these injuries have on an injured crewman’s life and their ability to earn a living. They understand the physical and psychological impact of amputation injuries. They understand the medical costs associated with prosthetic care and replacement. They employ some of the most qualified experts in the Country as experts in life care planning, to calculate the economic losses and costs of amputation injuries.