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Secure Your Future Following a Workplace Cut or Amputation
Losing a limb or experiencing a severe cut changes your life permanently.
It affects you physically, mentally, and in other ways that are unpredictable down the road. Amputations require significant medical treatment. You will need physical therapy and other medical treatments to help you adjust successfully. An injury may affect your ability to earn an income or limit your ability to fully participate in the daily activities you once enjoyed.
The legal team at The Enriquez Law Firm has the experience needed to help amputation injury victims in El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM following a horrible accident. If you or a loved one was recently injured at work and it resulted in severe cuts or amputation, please connect with us today.
We can help secure a compensation that covers the following:
- Emotional distress/mental anguish
- Medical expenses
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- And other damages
How Severe Injuries Lead to Amputations
There are approximately 1.8 million Americans living with an amputation. When a workplace accident takes place, it may first result in a cut and other bodily complications, but it may end with an amputation.
Typically, amputations are necessary when there’s poor circulation due to the damage or narrowing of the arteries. Without adequate blood flow, the body’s cells cannot receive oxygen or nutrients they require from the bloodstream. Thus, the affected tissue begins to die and infection sets in.
Other causes for amputation include:
- Severe injuries such as a burns
- A cancerous tumor in the bone or muscle of the limb
- Thickening of nerve tissue referred to as a neuroma
Industries With High Rates of Cuts and Amputations
In 2015, the U.S. saw nearly 3,000 work-related amputations. According to OSHA, there are 30 workplace accidents in a single day. Industries with the highest amount of workplace cuts and amputation accidents include construction, oil and gas extraction, transportation, and warehousing. The manufacturing industry accounted for 57% of all amputations and 26% of all hospitalizations in 2015.
Unfortunately, a large majority of accidents across these industries go unreported. The importance of taking action against employers is significant not only for the victims but for current and future workers. When you decide to file suit against a negligent employer, you help secure your well-being and bring attention to the ongoing need for more advanced worker safety.
Common Workplace Accidents that Cause Severe Cuts and Amputations
Labor-intensive industries such as construction are more prone to accidents that result in severe cuts and amputations. Common reasons for these accidents include:
- Poor supervision
- Lack of training
- Lack of safety guards on equipment
- Unsafe working conditions
- Vehicle collisions