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Amputated Arm

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My husband who is in his early 30's works for a large corperation in South Carolina. While following procedure at work his dominant hand was caught in a piece of machinery and was badly mangled. A below the elbow amputation was performed as a result of his injury. This accident in no way was due to operator error, but was due to a malfunction on equipment that had been worked on only two weeks earlier. His supervisor has contacted him on several occasions to try and get him to come back to work. As this accident occured less than a month ago, we see no reason for him to go back at this time. We are unclear to the reasoning behind wanting him back so soon. We would also like to know what his entitlements are, and whether or not we can file suit against the company he works for, or do we need to file a third party lawsuit against the manufacturer of the machinery? Any assistance on this matter would be greatly appreciated.



Your husband does not have to return to work until his Dr. releases him. I don't see how he can ever return to his current job. Definately get a Worker's Comp. attorney. They will take the case on a contingency basis and can advise you about further action.



Sorry to hear that. Seek the following:
1. Compensation Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer and Social Sercurity Lawyer, some Lawyers handle all three cases.
2. Physical therapy with an established MD.
3. Psychiatric therapy with an established MD.
When visiting Doctor's, Hospitals or Medical appointments in relations to the injury, save all receipts from co-payments, tolls, medication and anything relate to the unjury. You will be expected to produce your Medical and Travel Expenses during one of your Compensation hearings.
As far as a law sue? The answer is yes, you have a cause for action.

Good Luck!
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