Loss of Use Compensation: Part 2
Workplace accidents resulting in injury are unfortunately inevitable. There are some occupations that expose a worker to greater risk, on average, but even when there are no obvious dangers, hidden hazards are lurking in any work environment. Severe injuries that involve the amputation or permanently compromised use of a body part are particularly troublesome because they can hinder an individual’s professional ambitions. Depending upon the demands of his or her job, it may be impossible to retain one’s present position or to find other gainful employment.
If you are now attempting to adapt to life without any portion of your lower body, it is vital that you attain all forms of compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss the matter with an experienced and skilled attorney who is committed to helping you and your family make this difficult adjustment.
Compensation for Lower Extremities
While the loss of any part of your body is apt to be a physically and psychologically painful experience, the loss of a leg, foot, or toe is especially problematic because it can greatly compromise both your balance and mobility. For any line of work where these are prerequisites, such as construction, an injury of this magnitude can be unconquerable, perhaps leaving you suddenly out of work with no prospect of returning to your chosen field. The loss of use or amputation of a body part is to be compensated up to a maximum number of weeks as follows:
- Loss of leg – 220 weeks
- Loss of foot – 150 weeks
- Loss of great toe – 40 weeks
- Loss of a lesser toe – 15 weeks
Let us help you protect your family’s present and future interests when you have become the victim of a devastating work injury. Contact the Des Moines workplace accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.