Elevator Accident in Rosslyn Nearly Amputates Employee’s Hand

By Peter DePaolis

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On November 7, ARLNow reported that a worker almost severed his hand after it was caught in an elevator’s pulley system. The accident happened at 1300 17th Street N. in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Paramedics stated that the worker’s hand was partially severed at the palm. The man’s co-workers were able to untangle him from the cables and pulley by the time paramedics arrived. The injured employee was taken to George Washington University Hospital.

I Was Injured On-The-Job. What Do I Do Now?

As Washington, D.C. injury lawyer David Schloss states in the video above, the first thing you should do after you sustain a job-related injury is notify your supervisor. The next step is to get medical treatment as soon as possible after the injury. If you are hurt on the job or sustain an occupational disease like carpal tunnel syndrome or asbestos-related injuries, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ compensation is designed to provide injured workers monetary benefits and medical treatment for job-related injuries in lieu of the injured worker filing a lawsuit against the employer. When you sustain an injury on-the-job, in most cases you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who may have been at fault. Laws vary from state to state, so consulting with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer would make it easier to determine your options.

Contact our Virginia injury attorneys today if you have sustained an injury on-the-job. We want to hear your story. Feel free to comment below or you can visit our Facebook page to tell us your story.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/11/rosslyn-elevator-accident-nearly-severs-man-s-hand-96566.html

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.