While experiencing any kind of debilitating injury at work is tragic, the results can be especially traumatic if the injury requires surgery. Whether you’ve broken a bone, damaged internal organs or lost a limb, surgery can significantly lengthen your recovery time, increase your pain and suffering and require you to take more time off work.
In many cases, lost wages impact not only the person who has been injured, but also his or her entire family. After becoming injured, an individual may lose the ability to work and earn an income for an extended period of time – perhaps even indefinitely.
The Recovery Process
In addition to lost wages, recovering from surgery can be a lengthy and painful process that may result in significant medical bills, as well as costs associated with in-home caretakers, extended hospital stays and physical therapy to regain mobility.
While surgery following a workplace accident is often challenging personally and professionally, you may be entitled to a monetary settlement to aid in your recovery. In general, the more severe the injury, the greater the medical expenses – and the greater the emotional trauma associated with the event. You may also be entitled to additional compensation for lost wages if you are unable to work as a result of your injury.
Who Can Help
If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury at work that required surgery, the experienced and compassionate attorneys at English Lloyd and Armenta can ensure you get the legal representation you deserve. Give us a call and let us help you get back on the road to recovery.
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