Compensation for hand amputation in steamfitter work accident Wisconsin lawsuit nets $1 million dollar settlement amount
How much is the average settlement for a workplace injury?
Each case of a workplace injury will vary, so there currently is not an average. For the most accurate information about your case, you will need to contact a personal injury attorney. Warshasfky won a $1.1 million dollar case for a workplace injury case that resulted in a hand amputation.
Milwaukee workplace injury attorneys restore financial security to amputation victims
Workplace accidents can be physically debilitating and financially devastating. Unable to return to work or pay their medical bills, many people struggle to get by for the rest of their lives. Whether you threw out your back due to heavy lifting in Waukesha or lost your hand to faulty industrial equipment in Racine, you deserve compensation for your lost earnings and medical bills.
Our workplace injury lawyers have in-depth experience with workplace injuries, workers’ rights and workers’ compensation laws. We fight for the maximum payment from the responsible parties. Being injured at work is only the beginning of your problems. Between missed work and ongoing medical care, your money is stretched thin. Many injured employees get laid off when they are no longer able to do their job, losing access to benefits like insurance and workers’ compensation.
Our personal injury attorneys fight stubborn employers and insurance companies to get you the money you deserve. We have a reputation for achieving the highest settlements and jury awards for accidental amputation victims. Our clients injured in workplace accidents receive the money they need to carry on with their lives and provide for their families.
Workplace accident lawsuit achieves the maximum settlement for loss of hand
A 37-year-old Milwaukee woman was working as a steamfitter when she suffered a severe workplace injury. She stood on a ladder to position an air conditioning unit for attachment to the ceiling. A three-stage manual forklift raised the unit toward the ceiling. One of the lifting stages got caught on part of the air conditioner and was pushed upward too early.
The woman rested her hand on the lift for balance. The lifting stage came unstuck and suddenly dropped eight inches onto her hand. Her hand was caught in the mechanism and partially severed. Over time she began to recover, but her accidental hand amputation meant she was unable to return to work as a steamfitter. With medical bills piling up and substantial loss of past and future earnings, she worried about how she and her family would get by.
The insurance company made her a low offer. Insurance companies want to settle cases as quickly as possible and with the least amount of money. Other Wisconsin law firms brag about their ability to settle a high volume of cases. They simply accept the minimal offers without putting in the time and effort to get more money for their clients. At Warshafsky Law, we do whatever it takes to get our clients the maximum compensation for their injuries.
This woman knew she deserved more than the insurance company offered for the loss of her hand due to the forklift injury. She met with our personal injury attorneys to find out if she stood a chance at getting more money. Warshafsky Law has represented many victims of accidental amputation due to improperly maintained or operated industrial equipment, as well as the carelessness or negligence of others. Many of our personal injury cases have been Society Changing Judgements, bringing about change to keep others safe.
Forklift manufacturer sued for loss of limb
We investigate every aspect of the accident to determine who is responsible. Based on the amputation victim’s circumstances, we were confident she had a strong case against the forklift manufacturer. We held the manufacturer accountable for the victim’s injury. The loss of the use of a hand was a huge blow to her ability to work and to do the things she loved.
The insurance company representing the forklift manufacturer chose to settle out of court to avoid the negative publicity of a trial, as well as the possibility of a jury awarding an even higher compensation. The $1.1 million settlement allowed the woman to manage her medical bills and other expenses and live comfortably, even though she could no longer work as a steamfitter.
Milwaukee amputation lawyers offer free consultations and a no win, no fee policy
With our experience in lawsuits involving serious injuries and amputations, the personal injury lawyers at Warshafsky Law know how to get you the most money possible. While other Milwaukee area attorneys push through as many cases as they can in a short amount of time, our workplace accident lawyers give your case our full attention. We prepare a powerful defense from the very beginning to show the insurance companies we’re ready to go to court.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or lost a limb in a workplace accident, call our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys right away for a free, no obligation consultation. In your initial meeting with one of our amputation lawsuit experts, we will assess the strength of your case and explain the personal injury lawsuit process. Even if your injury was caused by a dog bite, we have lawyers who can get you a dog bite settlement.
You don’t pay us a cent until the case is over and you have your money. There’s no fee until you win. Anyone can afford the representation of our personal injury attorneys with our risk-free no win, no fee policy. Hundreds of times we have prepared cases like yours beyond the brink of trial. Facing unlimited liability AND an expensive jury trial, insurance companies fess up what your case is worth. They HATE when you choose Warshafsky.
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