The loss of a limb or member is one of the most difficult occupational injuries to bear. Depending upon the affected part of the body, an amputation can require an individual to relearn how to perform some of the most basic tasks, such as independently feeding one’s self, standing, or walking. It can also create significant or insurmountable obstacles to accomplishing the necessary duties associated with your job. When the physical and mental therapy, medical treatments, and prolonged inability to work are factored in it is easy to understand the need for access to workers’ compensation benefits.
If you have suffered an on the job injury that resulted in the amputation of all or part of a limb or member, then you may be entitled to seek payments through your employer’s legally mandated insurance. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder at (252) 222-0227. Your health and family circumstance are our primary concern.
Causes of Amputation
The threat of amputation can be found in any work environment, though it is more obviously present in some than others. Construction work and manufacturing jobs, for example, both have a higher number of amputation injuries than do most other occupational endeavors. Amputating injuries may be direct, meaning that the limb is separated from the rest of the body as a consequence of some accident, or amputation may be required due to complications arising from other injuries. Some amputation dangers include:
- Contact with saws
- Becoming caught by a wire moving at high speed
- Crush injuries that cannot heal properly
The Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder are dedicated to providing North Carolina workers with compassionate and experienced legal representation when they have sustained workplace injuries. Contact us at (252) 222-0227.