Worker Loses Limb in Forklift Accident at Marion General Motors
Recently, an industrial accident at Marion General Motors Metal Center led to a worker losing his limbs. The employee was walking when he was accidentally run over by a forklift. He suffered compound fractures and was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital, but the doctors had to amputate his right foot and also partially amputate his left leg. The worker can claim compensation for his suffering.
Is the Worker’s Compensation Adequate?
Indiana worker’s compensation law assists employees who suffer from permanent disability when at work. The law stipulates the method of computation, which is by assigning a certain degree value to each limb. Compensation depends on the degree value attached to the lost limb. In amputation cases, the compensation is double that of permanent disability.
However, even with doubling, such compensation remains inadequate, and in any case does not compensate for the suffering, pain and mental agony suffered by the victim. Moreover many insurance adjusters, who have to determine the compensation due, miscalculate the impairment award, and their computations have to be challenged.
Whether it is navigating the labyrinth of paperwork and procedures involved workers compensation claim, or filing a lawsuit seeking personal injury damages, Wagner Reese has skilled and experienced amputation injury lawyers who would guide you through the process and complete all formalities.
Contact us at (888) 204-8440 for a free personal injury lawsuit consultation with our work comp lawyer to explore possible options. We do not charge any money upfront, and you do not have to pay us anything until you receive your settlement.