While any occupational injury or illness can disrupt a worker’s income and may have other adverse effects on his or her well-being, those which will not heal are especially troubling. The physically intensive and dangerous nature of construction work exposes employees who hold these positions to a heightened risk of injury. Notably, serious construction accidents threaten to amputate a worker’s limbs, extremities, or digits. In some cases, with immediate emergency medical treatment, it may be possible to reattach a severed body part.
However, reattaching a limb is the exception to the rule, and an accident in the workplace that causes an amputation is likely to affect a worker for the rest of his or her life. If you have suffered an amputation due to a construction accident on the job site, you may be eligible to receive compensation to help recover. Contact the Oklahoma City construction amputation lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your rights.
Sources of Amputation Danger
Amputation injuries are recognized by many as being indicative of exceptionally severe trauma and are frequently identified with wartime violence. They may require an individual to relearn how to perform even the most basic physical tasks and could compromise one’s ability to return to work in their chosen field. The physical, financial, and emotional toll this can take is devastating. Some sources of amputation danger on a construction site may include:
- Saws, axes, and other cutting tools
- Falling injuries that severely damage the skeletal and vascular systems
- Being struck by falling or fast-moving objects
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Crush injuries
Let us help you seek the compensation you are due under the law. Contact the experienced Oklahoma construction amputation lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation with a compassionate legal professional.