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Harrisburg Lawyer For Loss Of Limb Accidents In The Workplace

Few injuries are 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 Marzzacco Niven & Associates, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for a free case evaluation by a qualified Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. We’re raising a voice as we represent people who are injured in workplace accidents throughout Pennsylvania. Historically, our founding attorney Katherine L. Niven served as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and was a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation judge. Our current workers’ compensation department is led by Attorneys Jesse Rhodeside and Adam Crosier, who has been certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers’ Compensation Law, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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
Hand 335 20
Forearm 370 20
Arm 410 20
Foot 250 25
Lower leg 350 25
Leg 410 25
Eye 270 10
Thumb 100 10
Index finger 50 6
Middle finger 40 6
Ring finger 30 6
Little finger 28 6
Big toe 40 12
Other toe 16 6

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 Marzzacco Niven & Associates 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. You can also reach us via email.