What is the name of your state? Alabama
2 weeks ago, my son had an accident at work. He worked at a cabinet shop and was using a router to smooth doors and his hand slipped. The router tore his middle finger, including the bone and they had to amputate the top portion. The ring finger was also damaged but they only had to remove the nail and it will grow back. My son has been doing manual labor such as this for the past 4 years, prior to this he was in the electrical field.
My question is: Does workmans' comp compensate for partial loss of finger? He does not know if he will be able to return to the same type of work field, because his grip is not as strong as it used to be. He is in physical therapy now for the next 3 weeks but he still feels that his ability to return will be doubtful and he is having to consider changing fields.
I would appreciate any information you could provide concerning his case and if he is qualified to receive a lump sum compensation, does he have to have a lawyer?
Thank you so much for your assistance.