Antioch, CA, Amputation/hand injury Attorneys/Amputations
When an accident or trauma results in the complete amputation of a body part, the part sometimes can be reattached, especially when proper care is taken of the severed tissue and stump.
In partial amputations, the soft-tissue connection remains, and depending on the severity of the injury, the partially severed extremity may or may not be salvageable.
The long-term outcome for amputees has improved due to better medical understanding of the management of traumatic amputation, early emergency and critical care management, new surgical techniques, and early rehabilitation. New limb replantation techniques have been moderately successful, but incomplete nerve regeneration remains a major limiting factor.
Many times our clients will have a better outcome from having a well-fitting, functional prosthesis than a nonfunctional replanted limb. In either case our firm sees to it that our client wins the maximum monetary award possible through mediation or trial including compensation for:
- The necessity for life long medical care
- State of the art prosthetics
- Wage loss and loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Selection of effective orthopedic and neurological specialists
Many employees who have performed the same task over and over for months, years or decades are at risk for a repetitive stress injury, including that which is commonly known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), a type of nerve damage that often requires surgery.
The Concord carpal tunnel syndrome attorneys at the Goforth & Lucas Law Partnership understand the frustration that individuals feel after suffering an injury while doing nothing more than completing their normal repetitive job tasks. Repetitive motions such as typing, assembly-line work and using vibrating tools can cause painful nerve damage in workers. Some insurance companies challenge or deny workers' compensation claims for this type of repetitive trauma because it is a "subjective injury" which often cannot easily be seen or easily diagnosed. Our lawyers work with the appropriate medical professionals to prove the injury thus allowing our clients to recover both their physical health and the compensation that they are entitled to under the California Labor Code and other applicable law.
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed SB 863 which will affect all workers' compensation benefits beginning in 2013. Injured workers must protect their rights under the new law. To level the playing field against insurance carriers and their defense firms you must have aggressive and experienced representation from lawyers who fully understand both sides of your dispute as well as the new laws. If you have suffered personal injury, workers' compensation disability, or are fighting foreclosure because of your injuries, Goforth & Lucas will fight to protect your legal interests and obtain the best possible economic recovery.
Do not hesitate to contact an attorney at our office to schedule a no cost confidential consultation. We will investigate the facts of your unique situation to provide legal advice on the best course of action.
We provide a confidential no cost consultation to all clients. Contact us or call us at 925-265-8964 to schedule a meeting with our California workplace accident attorneys. We are available to meet with you Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged upon request.