Harrisburg Lawyer For Loss Of Limb Accidents In The Workplace

There are few injuries more devastating than the loss of a limb in a workplace accident. An amputation affects a person not only physically but also emotionally. Unfortunately, many people who suffer amputations feel injured a second time by the workers' compensation system.

If you have suffered the loss of a limb in the workplace, contact the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for a free case evaluation by a qualified Workers' Compensation Lawyer. We represent people who are injured in workplace accidents throughout Pennsylvania. Founding attorney Katherine L. Niven served as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation and was a Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge.

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits For Amputation

Pennsylvania workers' compensation provides two types of benefits for loss of a body part: benefits for the loss itself and benefits for missed time at work for healing. You are entitled to the loss benefits even if you do not miss time at work.

The following chart summarizes workers' compensation benefits both for loss and for healing:

For Loss of You are paid this many weeks of benefits for the loss You are paid up to this many weeks of benefits for healing
Hand33520
Forearm37020
Arm41020
Foot25025
Lower leg35025
Leg41025
Eye27010
Thumb10010
Index finger506
Middle finger406
Ring finger306
Little finger286
Big toe4012
Other toe166

You are entitled to the loss benefit even if you lose only a portion of a body part (such as a fingertip) or if you lose use of the body part. An experienced attorney can help you maximize your benefits. If someone other than your employer is responsible for the accident that caused your amputation, you may be entitled to additional compensation by filing a third-party claim.

For More Information About Amputation And Workers' Compensation

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates, P.C. to discuss your workers' compensation claim for loss of limb. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340.