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Philadelphia Hand Injury Lawyers


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If you’ve suffered a serious hand injury or amputation because of an auto accident, fall, or work related incident, contact Galfand Berger, LLP. Our Philadelphia hand injury lawyers have helped dozens of serious arm and hand injury victims recover monetary compensation.

Have you suffered a serious hand injury?

If you’ve suffered a serious injury because of an auto accident, fall, or burn – or you’ve suffered a work related hand injury because of an unguarded or improperly guarded piece of machinery and equipment, we may be able to help you recover monetary damages.

Hand Injury settlements and verdicts

Here are examples of clients we have successfully helped receive hand injury compensation:

  • Our client was a twenty-four year old assistant machine operator who suffered a degloving hand injury caused by a rotating machine part.  The hand injury case settled at mediation for $625,000.
  • Our client, a mechanic in his late fifties employed by a printing company, had his hand crushed between the rollers of a printing press. As he began to stand from a crouched position in front of the press, our client slipped and his left hand was drawn into the in-running nip point between the in-feed drive cylinder roller and the idle cylinder roller. His hand was crushed. A jury awarded our client $731,817 after a three day trial.
  • A Dauphin County jury returned a verdict for over $731,000 in a recent products liability case that involved a faulty printing press machine which caused significant hand injuries to a worker.  The injured worker needed surgery on his fingers and as a result of the accident, the injured man has ongoing minor loss of range of motion in his two fingers.
  • A recycling plant worker’s left forearm & hand were amputated by shredder machine that did not have a guard. While the worker attempted to clear a paper jam from the output end, the machine grabbed the worker’s glove, pulling his entire arm into the shredder machine. Galfand Berger personal injury attorneys settled the case for $2.5 million.
  • A worker in a pet food factory suffered a near amputation of his left hand when it was caught in the unguarded hopper door of a mixing machine. The case, handled by Galfand Berger products liability attorney Richard M. Jurewicz, resulted in a verdict of $2.25 million.
  • A maintenance worker whose hand was caught in a sprocket on an unguarded conveyor recovered $1.475 million.
  • A machine operator sustained crushing injuries to his right hand when it was caught in an unsafely guarded industrial paper-rewinding machine and recovered $975,000.
  • A construction worker suffered fractures of both elbows when he fell and landed on his outstretched arms using poorly designed industrial walking stilts.
  • A housekeeper received a shock from an electric range that resulted in shock-hyperemia to her right forearm because the electrical contractors failed to properly ground the power cord of the range.
  • A food-processing worker recovered $850,000 because of a poorly designed guard on the meat mixer he operated.
  • A farmer accidentally fell into an unguarded auger of a forage blower and severely mangled his left arm.
  • A homeowner was operating a riding mower when the mower rolled backwards down a hill, flipped over, and the rotating blades amputated three of the rider’s fingers. A verdict of $650,000 was returned against the lawn mower manufacturer.
  • Our client worked as an assistant machine operator and was using the manufacturing equipment at issue, when his right hand was caught between a rotating part and a fixed metal beam. The products liability case was settled at mediation for a total of $625,000.
  • Our client’s right arm and wrist were crushed by a moving part inside an automated bottle filler machine as he attempted to remove a jammed bottle by reaching in to the filler station while the machine was in operation.  The personal injury case settled before trial for $460,000.
  • A wood worker, using wood shaping machine, defective as designed, sustained fractures of the index, long, ring and little fingers of his left hand and was left with permanent impairment of his left hand. The products liability case was settled before trial for $325,000.
  • The plaintiff, a 47 year old machine operator, suffered a fracture of her right distal finger while operating a wire processing machine. The defective machinery case settled on the eve of trial for $300,000.
  • Our client operated a mixing hopper when it became jammed.  He attempted to troubleshoot the source of the jam and leaned on the metering basket, causing the a valve to close and shear off a portion of his left index and long fingers. The personal injury case settled before trial for $270,000.

What can I expect if I contact a hand injury attorney?

  • Step 1: Free Hand Injury Case Evaluation – Once you request a free case evaluation, one of our attorneys will contact you to discuss the specifics of your case. In our call, we will ask you about the facts surrounding the events leading up to the hand injury and the details of the injuries you suffered.
  • Step 2: Working with Your Hand Injury Attorney – Once we have the facts, we will discuss whether you have a viable case. If so, your hand injury lawyer will start building your case by collecting relevant information so he or she can re-enact the situation when the injury occurred before a judge or jury.
  • Step 3: Hand Injury Settlement or Trial – Your case will continue until your lawyer can negotiate a fair settlement or your case goes to trial. While we handle all cases as quickly as possible, the length of time varies from case to case. Keep in mind – it is crucial to collect as much information as possible before presenting your case because once you settle your claim, you cannot go back for more money if you realize your injuries are more severe than you thought.

Can I be compensated for my hand injuries?

In order to receive money for damages, you must show that someone else was responsible for the injury. That someone or company could be

  • the driver of the car which struck you
  • the driver of the car in which you were the passenger
  • the owner, or occupier of the place where you fell
  • the designer, manufacturer, seller or installer of machinery or equipment by which you were injured
  • or someone whose carelessness or negligence contributed to your accident and injury

Your Philadelphia hand injury lawyer can help you determine who was responsible for the injury and what damages you may be able to recover.

Can I be compensated if I am partially at fault?

In many situations, you must also consider whether your own carelessness contributed to the accident. Often, even if your own carelessness partly caused the accident, you can still receive partial compensation from the other person or people who were also partly responsible for your injury. During negotiations, you and the other side’s insurance adjuster will negotiate who bears the greatest responsibility for the injury and how much you can be compensated. The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers of Galfand Berger can help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.

How do I get started?

If you have specific questions and would like to consult with one of our Philadelphia injury lawyers, fill out our free case evaluation form or call us toll free at 1-800-222-USWA (8792).

There is no fee or costs unless we recover money for you.

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