Jackson Amputation Lawyer
An amputation is one of the most serious injuries you can suffer. It is defined as the removal of a limb, such as an arm, leg, foot, hand, toe, or finger. Amputation of the leg, whether it is above or below the knee, is the most common.
An amputation can happen due to a workplace accident. When it does, the recovery can be long and painful. Adjusting to the loss of a limb can take a long time. Your quality of life will deteriorate and there will likely be a lot of emotional pain as you deal with grief and loss of enjoyment of life.
Learning to live with an amputated limb can be a frustrating process. You may not be able to do the activities you once enjoyed. You may not even be able to return to work.
Amputations are life-changing injuries. There’s a lot at stake. Make sure you are well-compensated by contacting the Jackson amputation lawyer at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC. If someone else caused your injuries, there are laws in place to help you hold them accountable and protect your legal rights.
Causes of Workplace Amputations
Amputations can be caused by things such as infections, tumors, and diseases such as diabetes. Many amputations are also caused by car accidents, firearms, and explosives. Work-related accidents can also lead to amputations.
In the workplace, amputations tend to occur due to a lack of safety measures. Employees may be using equipment without proper training. Equipment may include mechanical power presses, drill presses, conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting band saws, and milling machines. Shears, grinders, and slitters can also cause amputations and other injuries.
What Happens After an Amputation?
When a limb is cut off due to a machinery accident in the workplace, the amputation is rarely clean. Surgery will often be required to remove all the damaged tissue. The surgeon will leave as much healthy tissue as possible. Blood vessels will be sealed off and the limb will be shaped so that the patient can be fitted with a prosthetic. The patient will be under general anesthesia during the procedure.
After the surgery, the patient will be hospitalized for up to two weeks. After this time, the patient will start physical therapy and be fitted for a prosthetic. The prosthetic will be helpful in performing everyday tasks. Still, coping with a new life without a limb will be tough. Many patients suffer from depression, anger, and stress as a result.
Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC Today
An amputation is a serious injury that can affect your life in many ways. If your limb has been amputated in the workplace, make sure you are well compensated for your damages.
If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury that resulted in amputation and it wasn’t your fault, the Jackson amputation lawyer at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC will aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for your damages. Schedule a consultation by filling out the online form or calling (601) 488-3975.