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Traumatic amputation is a life-altering event that can significantly impact a person’s life, especially if they must navigate the legal complexities without amputation lawyers’ support.

Amputation Lawyers – Toronto’s Leading Experts

Accidents causing amputation of limbs are life-altering for victims and their families. When representing clients who have undergone a traumatic amputation of an arm or a leg, the personal injury lawyers at Yegendorf Rashid know that the road to rehabilitation can be long and full of questions. Therefore, we are dedicated to ensuring that victims and their families receive the support and guidance they need to embark on the path toward recovery and financial stability.

As of now, we have helped hundreds of people receive compensation that they were entitled to. We know that traumatic amputation isn’t just an unfortunate consequence of an accident. It’s a devastating event that can make the patient’s life miserable and unbearable, especially if they have to deal with it on their own, without the support of amputation lawyers. So, if you or someone from your friends or family is going through medical rehabilitation and need legal assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Yegendorf Rashid. Our team of accident lawyers in Toronto will do everything we can to ensure that justice is on your side.

Different Types of Amputation

When it comes to surgical amputation, there exist two types of amputation – minor and major.

Major Amputations

Major amputation group encompass a range of surgical amputations, such as:

  • knee disarticulation,
  • above and below knee amputation,
  • forearm amputation,
  • above-elbow amputation,
  • hip disarticulation and shoulder disarticulation.

Each of these procedures entails unique challenges and necessitates tailored medical treatment and rehabilitation strategies.

Minor Amputations

Minor amputations involve less extensive removal of body parts, including:

  • partial amputation of a body part,
  • partial foot amputation;
  • ankle disarticulation,
  • finger amputation,
  • digit amputation,
  • severe burns and other injuries.

The decision to perform an amputation is typically reached by medical professionals when faced with catastrophic injuries or when exhaustive attempts to save a limb prove unsuccessful.

In instances where amputations are precipitated by sudden traumatic events, such as car or motorcycle accidents, the resulting impact can extend beyond the physical loss. In these cases, amputees experience sensations like phantom pain, burning, and itchiness in the absent limb, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “phantom limb syndrome”.

Understanding the nuances of these various types of traumatic amputations is crucial for both medical practitioners and legal professionals in providing comprehensive support to individuals navigating the aftermath of such life-altering events.

What Is a Stump Pain?

Phantom pain (or residual limb as it is also called) is the feeling of discomfort at the amputation site that amputees often experience after surgical treatment. According to studies, a substantial 85% of amputation victims grapple with a stump pain in a limb that no longer exists, causing pain and other unpleasant symptoms such as pressing, throbbing, burning, stabbing, or squeezing sensations.

While these sensations tend to diminish over time for most amputees, there’s 5-10% of people who go through severe pain and may need much longer for the healing process to take effect. Notably, phantom limb pain is more commonly associated with traumatic amputation cases in the upper body part rather than those in the lower leg and predominates in females.

In case a phantom limp pain doesn’t go away quickly, it may be necessary to undergo a physical therapy involving taking painkillers, antidepressants, and nerve stimulation. Naturally, all these manipulations take their toll, and it’s only fair that amputation victims receive the care they rightfully deserve to overcome the complex and challenging experiences of discomfort that they have had to go through.

Do I Have the Right to File the Amputation Claim?

Many people who have experienced limb loss across Toronto are wondering if they have the right for an amputation claim. Most often, this confusion arises due to a lack of understanding of the nature of the incident. This is because amputation can be the result of various unfortunate circumstances, including car accidents, ATV and snowmobile mishaps, motor vehicle accident collisions, workplace incidents, machinery malfunctions, construction site emergencies, electrical accidents, and so on.

Determining liability against the responsible party or entity following a traumatic injury is critical to achieving justice. An experienced amputation injury lawyer must delve into a variety of scenarios, from thoroughly examining construction and work sites, evaluating safety protocols, reviewing design diagrams and user manuals, to inspecting machinery, parts and equipment. The goal is to determine whether sufficient and reasonable care was taken and thereby determine the party responsible for the life-altering consequences.

In the context of motor vehicle accidents, ATV and snowmobile incidents, and motorcycle crashes, an amputation lawyer must diligently amass evidence to substantiate negligence on the part of the other motorist, property owner, manufacturer, or municipality, holding them liable for the resultant loss of limbs.

For anyone who have experienced severe injury patterns leading to minor or major amputations, Yegendorf Rashid stands as a trusted ally who can guide you through the intricate complexities of legal proceedings and offer unwavering support. We have a proven track record in gathering compelling evidence to establish fault against motorists, property owners, manufacturers, and municipalities, ensuring that our clients receive the rightful compensation they deserve.

Compensation for Amputation Injuries in Toronto

If you had an accident leading to the trauma and then, as a result, leg amputation or loss of another body part, you may be entitled to compensation in Toronto. For example, if the loss of a limb stems from a motor vehicle accident, amputees can pursue financial compensation from the driver of the vehicle by filling a civil tort lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Depending on the circumstances, they may also get additional benefits from motor vehicle, motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile accidents.

If the injury is the direct result of electric incidents, slip and fall, power tools or machinery accidents, they can sue the owner of the property or manufacturer of faulty equipment in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Regardless, they would first need to prove that the person who was involved in the accident was negligent, thereby establishing liability for the injuries and subsequent amputation. This proof of negligence is the foundation for a successful lawsuit seeking compensation.

If you aren’t sure about what to do and if you’re entitled to compensation following amputation, reach out to Yegendorf Rashid for a free consultation to explore your amputation claim. We know how to successfully represent amputees who are considering legal options to secure financial restoration.

Amputation Lawyers – Toronto Lawyers With Diverse Legal Experience

We have been in the industry for over 50 years handling various legal cases. During this time, we’ve helped people with different injuries, from a civilian trauma like car accidents to complex cases involving multiple amputations. Our team of amputation lawyers in Toronto brings a wealth of legal experience, helping people navigate the intricate landscape of legal complexities and improve their mental health.

Over the past five decades, our firm has honed its expertise in representing clients who have faced the life-altering consequences of amputations. Whether the amputation resulted from a workplace accident, motor vehicle collision, slip and fall, or other traumatic incidents, our seasoned lawyers understand the unique challenges associated with each case.

Our commitment to providing comprehensive legal support extends beyond the courtroom. We recognize that amputation cases entail not only legal complexities but also the emotional and physical toll on the individuals involved. We know how difficult (and sometimes even impossible) it is to come back to the normal life after losing a limb. And we do all in our power to ensure that our clients can rebuild their lives and receive the care and money they are entitled to to make up for the lost wages and future earnings.

Hire an Amputation Lawyer in Toronto

If you are worried about issues such as lost income, rehabilitation expenses, paying for prosthetics, or your ability to return to work, Yegendorf Rashid can help make your life a bit easier. We know that each case is unique, and we treat all our clients with care, ensuring that they get everything they need after a traumatic amputation to get back on track.

The main mission of our firm is to ensure the highest level of satisfaction for our clients and their families, and we’ve never pivoted away from it during all this time. You can ask us any question about your particular amputation case. We will inspect your amputation claim and provide you with a clear understanding of your legal options.

We Are Here to Help

Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your accident at 613-237- 5000 or at 1-866-303- 5118. We will provide you with the information you need to prepare your case and guide you through the process of seeking compensation in Toronto and the GTA. You are always welcome to visit our offices located in Toronto, Ottawa and throughout Eastern Ontario.