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Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben Sponsors Record-Setting Wiggle Your Toes Winter Charity Event

Aaron Holm was helping a co-worker change a tire on the road one night when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that was traveling at 55 mph. The accident caused him to lose both of his legs above the knee. Aaron’s main concern was what would happen to his family because he knew…


Michael Donaghue Explains How Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben Eliminated the Stress from the Legal Process

Michael was on his way to work one morning when he stopped to help some kids who were stuck in a ditch. As he was reaching into the trunk of his car, he was struck by another vehicle. The accident left his right leg broken, but it also crushed and severed his left leg. When…


Wiggle Your Toes 2014 Charity Golf Event

It’s that time of year again! Wiggle Your Toes will be hosting its annual charity golf tournament on Monday, August 25th at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington.  This is an all day event that will include 18 holes of golf, a full sit down dinner, and silent auction.  Great people, great cause, and proceeds go…


How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…


Large Product Liability Settlement Secured by Attorney Paul Godlewski

Emilio Delgado Sanchez was the operator of an industrial winder machine known as a PECO Winder 250-1100. This machine is used in the plastic film industry, and was deployed at the Berry Plastics plant in Bloomington, MN. On September 3rd, 2008, the winding machine malfunctioned, and Mr. Delgado Sanchez’s right arm was pulled in. This…


Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben and Wiggle Your Toes Support Victims of Limb Loss

The Holm family had no way of knowing the horrific results that would occur from engaging in an act of kindness. Aaron Holm was simply changing a tire for a friend on the side of the road, when a car hit him from behind. Aaron and his family will never forget that day, because both…


Another Successful Event for Wiggle Your Toes

Minneapolis, MN (September 2011) Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben was an elite event sponsor of the Third Annual Wiggle YourToes Golf and Dinner event at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington, MN. Over $25,000 was raised for the organization to help the victims of limb loss with their recovery and rehabilitation. All proceeds from the…


2nd annual Wiggle Your Toes golf outing

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben P.A. was a proud sponsor of the Second Annual Wiggle Your Toes Golf and Dinner event held at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington. For the second year in a row, it was a huge success raising $24,000 for amputees in need. 100% of all proceeds are used to help…


Spotlight: Aaron Holm

Aaron holm was helping a friend change a tire on the shoulder of 394 when he was struck from behind by another vehicle.  His legs suffered significant trauma and both had to be amputated.  Watch Aaron and Amanda Holm discuss how the accident has affected their lives and the lives of their three young children:…


Above/Below the Knee Amputees

Above-Knee Amputees Amputations are caused by accidents, disease and congenital disorders. Approximately 74% are due to peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation of the blood) and cancer; 23% are due to accidents, and 3% are due to a problem found at birth. The accidents most likely to result in amputation are traffic accidents, followed by farm…



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Worker and injury characteristics of amputation claims

The mention of amputation conjures images of people losing significant parts of their extremities. Fortunately, these are very rare occurrences. Most amputation claims involve the worker losing all or part of a finger. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, about 10,000 occupational amputations occur nationally each year. Most amputations occur to workers who operate…


Glossary of Terms Relating to Amputation

AAOP: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, A professional society of ABC board certified practitioners. Founded 1970 ABC: American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, A certification board for individuals and facilities providing orthotic and prosthetic services. Established 1948 Acquired Amputation: Limbs surgically removed due to disease or trauma. Adherent Scar Tissue: Tissue stuck…