One of the most traumatic experiences a person can undergo is the loss of a limb due to the result of a work injury amputation. Work injuries that result in an amputation can be some of the most serious and disabling type of workplace injuries, affecting the standard of living for the victim.
According to the US Department of Labor, half of amputation injuries occur in manufacturing. While amputation injuries that occur at the workplace are more likely to occur when you use machinery or heavy equipment or a construction accident. An amputation can happen to anyone.
Amputations are commonly caused when workers operate defective equipment or those without adequate safeguards:
The devastating effects of an amputation are not only physical, but can also lead to damaging psychological trauma and even depression in workers. A person’s standard of living can be greatly altered by the loss of a limb, which can alter their day-to-day activities.
One of the potential complications of an amputation is a phantom limb, the sensation that an amputated or missing limb (even an organ, like the appendix) is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately. Approximately 60 to 80% of individuals with an amputation experience phantom sensations, and the majority of the sensations are painful, including (but not limited to) aching and burning.
Our Orange County workers' compensation attorneys have over 20 years of experience helping those who need expert representation. If you have questions about your work injuries, we’re here to help you. Give us a call 24/7 at (844) 612-5800 and request your FREE, no obligation consultation. We’ll answer your questions and help you determine the next steps in your case.
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