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Amputation and Loss of Use

Workers who lose the ability to use their hands, arms, or legs due to work-related injuries may be unable to fulfill their job duties and may even lose their jobs.

At Fields Law Firm, we know that your amputation or disability isn’t your fault, and you shouldn’t be left in the dark about what to do next. Call 1-888-343-5375 or complete our free form to get a Workers’ Compensation attorney in Minnesota that focuses on helping injured workers get information and answers to their questions.

Client Success Story: Disability benefits awarded after questioning of doctor at hearing

A client suffered a work injury to her foot in 2013 and subsequently developed RSD/CRPS. She also suffered from other impairments such as back/neck pain, diabetes with neuropathy and toe amputation, arthritis, MRSA infection, depression, and PTSD. Our Social Security Disability attorneys helped her apply for benefits but Social Security denied her claim on initial application and upon reconsideration.

We requested a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge to have her case heard. At the hearing, Social Security called a Medical Expert (ME) to testify about the claimant’s disabilities and limitations. Initially, the expert testified that the claimant did not meet Social Security’s listing of impairments criteria and that she could perform a sedentary job.

However, during our turn to question the expert, we argued that the expert missed important key information in her records and further argued that his opinion was not supported by the medical evidence overall. We were successfully able to get the expert to agree with our argument and he changed his opinion. Following the expert’s testimony, the Judge immediately granted the claimant’s case and found the claimant disabled.

Having a Workers’ Compensation attorney in Minnesota, who knows your file and what questions to ask at the hearing, is imperative for your case.

Common Occupations and Injuries

Some occupations place workers at higher risk of amputation and loss of use injuries, such as:

  • Heavy Equipment Operators
    Workers in charge of operating heavy equipment may be at risk of their arms, hands, or legs getting stuck in the machinery and suffering injuries that cause permanent disability.
  • Loggers and Tree Harvesters
    People who work in the forestry industry may be exposed to sharp equipment, like chainsaws and industrial cutting devices, which can severely injure or even amputate exposed limbs.
  • Butchers and Food Processors
    Workers who slice and package food are often around high-powered cutting devices and could suffer deep cuts that paralyze limbs or sever nerves and blood vessels.

The Minnesota workers’ compensation attorneys at Fields Law have helped many injured workers with serious disabling injuries and amputations. We take your privacy and confidentiality seriously, and we’ll make sure your case doesn’t interfere with your employment or your good standing with your employer. Contact us today.

SETTLEMENTS AND RECOVERIES IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON SPECIFIC FACTUAL AND LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT’S CASE. PAST CASE RESULTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE FIELDS LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.

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John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
ebon jordan
ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
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