Injured workers and accident victims may suffer amputation of the fingers or thumbs. Whether it is a complete loss of the metacarpals and phalanges or a partial loss such as the distal phalanx (fingertip), an experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover the damages you need. Common causes of such injuries involve defective windows or other mechanisms that can cause a guillotine type of injury.
The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., represent people injured by amputation of the fingers or thumbs. We understand that amputations are physically and psychologically traumatic. As your attorneys, we will pursue your injury claim until you receive the compensation you deserve. To make an appointment with a New York finger injuries lawyer, please call 212.406.1700. Your consultation is free.Call Us to Learn How We Can Help
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Many amputations are caused by traumatic accidents that sever or crush the digits. Very often, this occurs in the workplace, especially in construction accidents such as bricklaying and masonry accidents. It is also common in factory and warehouse settings as well as any job that requires proximity to machines with open moving parts.
In addition to accidents, finger amputations may result from:
- Nerve injuries
- Loss of blood supply to the hand
Individuals who lose a finger or thumb will need rehabilitation and occupational therapy for several months. They must exercise and strengthen the muscles of the remaining fingers. They also need to relearn how to grip objects and perform daily tasks.
Amputation patients need medical care long after the surgery. Pain management and long-term medical treatment are necessary for phantom pain, wound pain, tissue necrosis or skin death, shortening of the muscles, failure to heal, prosthetic complications and depression.
Losing a finger or thumb may make it impossible to return to your previous occupation. We can seek compensation for lost income in addition to medical costs, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.Contact a New York City Injured Worker Attorney
For a free consultation, please call 212.406.1700 or contact us online.