One of the worst things that can happen to a person is the loss of limb. This is not something people typically think about when they arrive at work in the morning, but especially for those who work in factories or work on construction sites, loss of limb/amputation is a possibility. Unfortunately, losing a body part at work can leave you in an incredible amount of pain and this permanent disability can make it extremely hard for you to continue working. You may be wondering if filing for workers’ compensation benefits is the right option for you. To see how workers’ compensation attorneys can help you after an amputation or loss of limb accident, please give a law office a call.
Getting Workers’ Compensation
One of the most common body parts that requires amputation after workplace accidents is the arm. Especially if you work with cars, work at a construction site, or are in factories all day, your risk of amputation increases because of the type of work you may be doing. Typically, you will have three possible places on the arm where a doctor would need to amputate:
- At or below your elbow
- At or above your elbow
- The shoulder, down (the entire arm)
When your arm is amputated to any degree, you will need to speak with your medical doctor about working with a prosthetist to determine the best kind of prosthetic limb for your situation. The prosthetist does not simply have a room full of limbs they can just give you and send you on your way. Instead, a prosthetic limb is carefully designed so that it can meet your needs as fully as possible. Further, you should not simply expect to get this limb and know how to use it. You will need to go through physical therapy and rehabilitation so that you understand how to use the arm and you can relearn the muscle movements you need.
Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits
When you lose a limb, you should call workers’ compensation attorneys to see how they can help you with your workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on the type of amputation that occurred, you could be dealing with compensation for:
- Medical Treatment
- Permanent Total Disability
- Temporary Total Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Temporary Partial Disability
It is important to speak with your work injury lawyer as soon as possible to see what kind of workers’ compensation benefits you may be owed after such a grueling accident. To see how they can help, please give a law office a call.