Benefits for Loss of Limb Injury  

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Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers provide insight on loss of limb injuries and the benefits associated with such injuries. When a workplace accident causes an employee to lose a limb, it can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating, particularly if it means that the victim can no longer perform his or her job responsibilities. In some cases, the worker may not be able to return to work in any capacity. From a Workers’ Compensation standpoint, the benefit amount that the injured worker will receive depends on the part of the body that was affected. In the state of Maryland, compensation for the loss of a limb, or other body parts, ranges from approximately $3,800 to over $160,000. A skilled Workers’ Compensation lawyer can ensure that you receive all entitled benefits for your injury.

Workers’ Compensation benefits are available to any employee who has been injured on the job. Benefits include compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, physical therapy, and vocational training. When it comes to more severe injuries like the loss of a body part, some employees are at a greater risk than others, including construction workers, factory workers, and individuals who work in busy warehouses. Amputations can occur when machines are not properly guarded, or an employer does not provide adequate training on how to properly use, clean, or shut off a power tool or machine.

Maximum Compensation for a Body Part

ProPublica analyzed state Workers’ Compensation laws, as well as the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, to calculate the maximum compensation an injured worker can receive for the loss of a body part. The calculations assumed a 100-percent loss of the body part affected for an injured worker who was earning enough to qualify for each state’s maximum compensation rate. The following provides an overview of the maximum financial compensation an injured employee is likely to receive in the state of Maryland for this type of injury. It also provides an indication of how Maryland’s maximum compensation compares to the national average.

Body Part Compensation in Maryland National Average
Arm $301,600 $169,878
Leg $301,600 $153,221
Hand $251,802 $144,930
Thumb $33,500 $42,432
Index Finger $6,720 $24,474
Middle Finger $5,880 $20,996
Ring Finger $5,040 $14,660
Pinky $4,200 $11,343
Foot $251,802 $91,779
Big Toe $6,720 $23,436
Eye $251,802 $96,700
Ear $41,875 $38,050

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims of Severe Work Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe work injury that involved the loss of a limb, it is in your best interest to contact the highly skilled Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at your earliest convenience. The amount of compensation you are likely to receive depends on the part of the body that was injured. To ensure that you receive the maximum financial compensation that you are entitled to, we will thoroughly investigate the details of your case. Protecting your legal rights is our top priority. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 844-556-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.

Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.