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Amputation Injuries in Portland

Common Causes of Limb Amputations

Catastrophic injuries are those that lead to significant and sometimes permanent bodily harm. Losing an arm, hand, leg, or foot is one of the worst possible kinds of catastrophic injury, as it affects victims for a lifetime. Such injuries can often be attributed to the negligence or recklessness of another individual. For this reason and many others, those who have suffered an amputation have the right to seek compensation.

A limb amputation can be caused by many different kinds of accidents, including:

Injury insurance claims involving amputations are complex. Do not suffer in silence; let a knowledgeable and skilled Portland personal injury attorney fight for you to receive the maximum compensation possible for your injury. At our firm, the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe, we have over three decades of experience in dealing with injuries from all types of accidents and are well-informed when it comes to the processes of filing claims and seeking compensation.

There are many impairments that can come from limb loss, including:

  • Chronic phantom sensations
  • Phantom pain
  • Emotional trauma

In a majority of cases that involve victims who have lost a limb, phantom pain is experienced. This is the false perception of pain in the missing limb. In recent studies, about 74% of limb amputation victims experience this residual limb pain impairment. Fortunately, with many advances in medical equipment and surgeries, there are some possible alternatives to limbs.

Types of Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

There are many incredible stories of victims who overcome this catastrophic event by using equipment that can function as an arm or leg; but nonetheless, losing a limb is always an overwhelming experience. The costs of treatment and ongoing care not only affect the victim but their families as well. Survivors dealing the loss of a limb will face disabilities and can struggle to find work, which can lead to stress and uncertainty of their future.

You can receive compensation for your injury for several reasons:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Ongoing care
  • Reduced workability
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Wages lost
  • Pain
  • Suffering

One thing that is necessary to move forward with this devastating and unexpected injury is fair and just compensation. Let a Portland personal injury lawyer assist you in your case and help you fight to collect the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe for a free initial consultation and see how our attorney can help you with your case!