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Maritime Injuries: Loss of Limb

Accidental and surgical amputations are unfortunately an all too real consequences for offshore workers who are working on vessels in open waters. The conditions of working offshore with the tempestuous nature of the ocean paired with wet, slippery conditions and heavy machinery can leave a person vulnerable to the loss of limb.

At Arnold & Itkin, we recognize that amputation injuries often do not only result in the need for immediate medical attention but can also result in future treatment needs. You can trust that we will do everything that we can to provide for both current and future financial requirements. In many cases of a large amputation, it may be enough to keep you from ever returning to work which can result in the permanent loss of wages. That is the sort of factor that our maritime injury lawyers will take into consideration during the claim process.

About Maritime Amputation Injuries

In some cases, an amputation is caused immediately from the occurrence of the accident, however, this is not always the case. In fact, in some cases the result of the traumatic injuries results in such damage to the blood vessels and tissues that is it required for surgeon to perform an amputation to help save the life of the victim. This is especially true in cases where there is the risk of infection.

Regardless, however, the loss of limb is traumatic.

While complications associated with amputations can include physical issues of bleeding and physical shock, it is also important to note the psychological effects that a person can experience. The loss of a limb can result in a severe emotional reaction and it may be difficult for the patient to adapt to the appearance of their body, as well as the physical demands of performing routine tasks.

Talk to an offshore injury lawyer today!

If you have suffered from the loss of limb while working offshore, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of an experienced maritime attorney that you can trust to help you during this trying time. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are here to help you maximize your recovery and fight for the deserved compensation. We have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and are prepared to put this level of experience to work for you. You can be confident knowing that should you choose to work with our firm that we will stop at nothing as we fight against liable companies to prove fault and to seek the maximum monetary compensation you deserve.

Victimized by an amputation? Contact a maritime injury lawyer from our firm today!

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