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Types of Amputations that Can Result from a Serious Accident

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If you have suffered from a loss of a limb/amputation injury because of the negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries through a West Virginia personal injury claim.

The amount and type of compensation recoverable after a loss of limb accident will depend on the specifics of your injury, how it has affected your life and ability to work, as well as the identity of the responsible party. Common causes of amputation injuries include motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence (such as surgical errors), and workplace accidents.

Some of the types of amputations that may be experienced as a result of a serious accident include:

  • Digits – one or more fingers.
  • Metacarpal – loss of hand but wrist is intact.
  • Wrist Disarticulation – loss of hand at level of wrist joint.
  • Forearm (Transradial) – partial loss of forearm.
  • Elbow Disarticulation – loss of entire forearm at the elbow.
  • Above-Elbow (Transhumeral) – loss of limb between elbow and shoulder.
  • Shoulder Disarticulation – shoulder blade intact but collarbone removed.
  • Forequarter – shoulder blade and collarbone removed.
  • Foot – any portion of foot, including toes.
  • Ankle Disarticulation (Syme) – loss of foot and entire ankle.
  • Knee-Bearing – complete removal of lower leg.
  • Above-Knee (Transfemoral) – amputation occurs at the thigh.
  • Hip Disarticulation – entire leg bone is removed.

An amputation/loss of limb injury is one of the most serious injuries that an accident victim can sustain. The ability to continue in your chosen profession, the need for medical treatments and quality of life issues should all be taken into consideration as you file a West Virginia injury claim against the responsible party.

Contacting a Clarksburg Personal Injury Attorney

The Miley Legal Group will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation – 304-326-1800.

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Written by
Tim Miley
Tim Miley is the founder of The Miley Legal Group. After earning his undergraduate degree in finance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, Tim attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Tim is admitted to practice in all courts in West Virginia and is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, the West Virginia American Association for Justice, the West Virginia Bar Association and the Harrison County Bar Association.
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