Lobsterman Pulls Up $500,000 For Thumb Injury

May 5, 2021

While working as a part-time lobsterman in the Gulf of Maine (off the coast of Cape Ann, MA), FWY’s client suffered a serious thumb injury when his hand became entangled in the boat’s lobster pot lines. Emergency surgery could not save the thumb, and it had to be amputated, and the client ultimately underwent a surgery during which his big toe was removed and reattached to his hand in order to take the place of the amputated thumb. The client tried on his own to negotiate a fair settlement with the boat owner’s insurer.

Read more about the case here.