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Serious Injuries that Involve Amputations

The Chicago Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Lawyers at Morici, Longo & Associates often represent clients that have needed an amputation due to a serious injury.

Morici, Longo & Associates is frequently called upon to represent victims of traumatic amputations. In the United States, according to recent statistics, 22% of amputations are as a result of trauma. These traumas include Chicago auto accidents, Chicago construction site injuries, and Chicago work injuries. These often result in Chicago personal injury suits as well as workers' compensation claims. About 1.6 million people live with amputations in the United States. Lower limb amputations are performed approximately 113,000 times per year in the United States according to the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality.

Approximately 10,000-12,000 non-fatal amputations occur each year as a result of trauma across all industries in the United States. The construction industry and transportation and public utilities industries are among those in which most amputations occur. Morici, Longo & Associates, as part of its Chicago personal injury practice, has represented amputees - both upper and lower – as a result of injuries in auto accidents as well as in construction site injuries.

Led by Chicago personal injury lawyer James J. Morici, Jr., the firm also includes Chicago workers' compensation lawyer Robert H. Butzow. As one of the foremost workers' compensation lawyers in Chicago and Illinois, Mr. Figlioli has written and lectured extensively on workers’ rights before the Illinois Industrial Commission. Mr. Morici is also assisted by Chicago personal injury lawyer Mitchell B. Friedman and Chicago trial lawyers Charles A. Wallace and David J. Schwaner. In addition to auto accidents and construction site injuries, the firm makes a practice in Chicago products liabilities claims, and are among the foremost Chicago wrongful death lawyers.