The lawyers of Golitko & Daly know that accidents at construction sites can have major and lasting consequences. That's why we strive to assist accident victims throughout the Indianapolis area with legal actions and lawsuits related to construction accidents.
If you lose a limb as a result of a construction accident, it can have a major impact on your life and your future livelihood. Let's consider these kinds of injuries and why it's important to have experienced attorneys on your side.
The Dangers of Construction Work
Working in construction, demolition, and other kinds of industrial jobs can pose a number of hazards, which is why safety is always key. Yet accidents can happen, and when they occur in this line of work, the consequences can be extreme. Major falls, injuries from vehicles, and mishaps involving power tools or heavy equipment can lead to the severe injury of one or multiple limbs.
Sometimes a person may lose a limb entirely or require amputation of part of a limb, or they may lose use of that limb in some fashion. Whatever the case may be, these kinds of incidents can be especially difficult, changing the course of a person's life and affecting their livelihood.
Changes to Your Career Path
The loss of a limb can result in changes in your career path. Even with modern technology concerning artificial limbs and prostheses, you may not be able to accomplish the same kinds of tasks you could prior to your injury.
The loss of a limb could mean the need to change your career path. You may have to leave construction and industrial work entirely. This might result in the need for job training, a different degree, and other shifts in your career that can prove costly.
Challenges in Your Personal Life
Beyond the changes to your livelihood, the loss of a limb will have an obvious impact on your daily life. Certain tasks may prove more difficult now because of the missing limb or the loss of use of a limb. This can lead to hardships with your family or simply when doing things on your own.
Seeking Legal Damages for Your Injuries
By working with our attorneys, you can seek compensatory and punitive damages for the loss of your limb. These will help cover the cost of medial bills, physical rehabilitation, and lost wages. These damages can also hold the negligent party accountable for causing your injury, which can prevent future harm from befalling others in similar circumstances.
When applying for workers' compensation, there is a possibility you may be denied the benefits that are due to you. This can be a frustrating situation, and one that is unfair to you and your loved ones given the type of injury you have experienced.
An attorney can help you with these sorts of disputes. We can look over your paperwork and provide guidance as you seek benefits that are rightfully yours given the injury you sustained.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
In addition to workers' compensation benefits, it is possible to receive long-term benefits for the loss of your limb if it causes a disability that prevents you from working. SSDI benefits can help in this regard.
Seeking SSDI can be a time-consuming and complicated process. Our lawyers can offer assistance with these matters to ensure you are eligible for SSDI and that you provide the necessary information and medical documentation with your application. If your SSDI claim is denied, we can help with reconsideration hearings.
Contact the Legal Team at Golitko & Daly
For more information about your legal rights and options following the loss of a limb, it's important that you contact our team of construction accident and injury attorneys today. The lawyers of Golitko & Daly are here to help you in your time of legal need.