Dealing with a Work Injury Amputation in Orange County?
Seek Benefits with the Help of Our Workers’ Compensation Attorney
One of the most traumatic experiences a person can undergo is the loss
of a limb as a result of a work injury amputation. Work injuries that
result in an amputation can be some of the most serious and disabling
type of workplace injury.
Work injury amputations can occur due to defective equipment, including:
- Power presses
- Milling machines
- During materials handling activities
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free consultation. Call (714) 594-5389.
Long-Term Effects of an Amputation
The devastating effects of a work injury amputation are not only physical,
but also psychological trauma and emotional discomfort. The amputation
site can cause reduced mechanical stability and practical limitations
such as increased use of the opposite, remaining limb.
A further potential complication of amputation is the phenomenon of “phantom
limb” where the injured worker reports they can actually feel the
body part that is no longer there. The symptoms of the phantom pain can
include aching, burning, and even movement. Researchers believe that such
symptoms relate to the relationship of the brain with the body, which
mimics information to the rest of the brain about a limb regardless of
whether is exists or not.
Life after a work injury amputation is a challenge that does not have to
be faced alone. There is a wide range of treatment options to assist an
injured worker to restore functional and emotional well-being following
an amputation, including exciting advances in prosthetics.
Receive Assistance Today
over 25 years, our founder, Attorney Thomas F. Martin PLC, has helped injured workers
obtain the comprehensive patient care they deserve following an amputation
at the workplace. Whether you need prosthetics, monetary benefits, or
work income replacement, our Orange County workers’ compensation
lawyer is here to help you.
Mr. Martin recently obtained a functional prosthetic hand for one of our clients:
If you need help,
contact our team at (714) 594-5389 today.