Morehead City Construction Accident Amputation Lawyers
There are many dangers on the average construction site. The unfortunate reality is that regardless of the care and attention to making a particular building or renovation project safe, the nature of the work being performed and the equipment involved creates a substantial likelihood that you may eventually sustain an injury.
Some of the most serious construction accidents inflict physical trauma that requires amputation to save the life or otherwise protect the health of an injured worker. Others cause the direct amputation of a limb or extremity as sharp objects or excessive force irreparably separate connective tissues and bones.
As you have probably discovered, life as an amputee requires many adjustments. It will take both money and time to come to grips with many of these changes, and it is important for you and your family that you receive all of the disability benefits and any other financial compensation to which you may be entitled. We can help you with that. Contact the Morehead City construction accident amputation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder at (252) 222-0227.
Disability Compensation Rates
Because so much of construction work is physically demanding, your amputation may render you permanently unable to return to your former position. It could even prevent you from a lateral transfer. This is one of the primary reasons that the United States government and the North Carolina legislature have crafted laws and programs to support injured workers and their families. Some of the standard compensation payments under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act for amputation injuries are:
- Loss of a thumb – 66 2/3 % of average weekly wage for a period of 75 weeks
- Loss of a hand – 66 2/3 % of the average weekly wages for 200 weeks
- Loss of a foot – 66 2/3 % of the average weekly wages for 144 weeks
- Loss of an arm – 66 2/3 % of the average weekly wages for 240 weeks
- Loss of a leg – 66 2/3 % of the average weekly wages for 200 weeks
Losing a limb or extremity can be devastating for a construction worker and his or her family. If you have had to undergo an amputation due to an incident on a construction site, contact the Morehead City construction accident amputation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder at (252) 222-0227.