Types of Amputations that Can Result from a Serious Accident

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.

Author Bio

Tim Miley is the Founder of Miley Legal Accident Injury Lawyers, a West Virginia personal injury law firm he formed in 2006. With more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, he is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death, and other personal injury matters.

Tim received his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University and is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and the Harrison County Bar Association. He has helped his clients win more than $10 million in personal injury verdicts and settlements and has further served the people of West Virginia by filling legislative roles in the state’s government since 2004.

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