Work-related Amputation Injuries
Though it may not be immediately apparent, every workplace environment has a set of looming threats to worker safety. Occasionally, injuries that result from accidents on the job may be as minor as simple bruising, but there are also an unnerving number of instances in which the consequences are far more serious. One of the most problematic injuries that one may sustain is the amputation of a limb or other body part due to contact with a sharp edge, complications of other wounds, or a collision with a fixed object at a high rate of speed.
Amputations are likely to have both adverse physical and emotional effects on an employee, and he or she may require extensive medical care and rehabilitation before it is possible to resume with the ordinary responsibilities associated with his or her job. If you had an amputation because of a workplace injury, we can help you to pursue the workers’ compensation benefits that you are due under North Carolina state law. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C. today at 910-488-1600.
Common Amputation Sites
The specific hazards of each industry, workplace, and job position will vary considerably. A manufacturing or construction job, for example, which places workers in close proximity to dangerous machinery and which requires the use of sharp tools is associated with a heightened risk of an amputation. But other jobs may also expose workers to this danger. Amputations most commonly affect:
- Fingers and toes
- Hands and feet
- Arms and legs
In the wake of an amputation, an employee may be forced to relearn how to execute many basic tasks, including such fundamental things as standing, walking, and writing.
In all likelihood, the medical expenses incurred by your amputation are bound to be significant and paying for them could be difficult without the benefits that you are owed. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C. today at 910-488-1600 for the legal assistance you need.