Enduring an accident that leads to amputation is a devastating experience that can seriously reverberate into one’s future. Amputations are often the result of high-impact accidents such as traffic accidents of every kind and serious accidents on the job (especially for the construction and manufacturing industries). If someone else’s negligence causes you to lose a hand, foot, or limb to amputation, seek the experienced legal counsel of a dedicated Los Angeles personal injury attorney.REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION
Amputations are often the result of a crushing blow, but they can also be the result of a serious burn that leads to a life-threatening infection. Some of the kinds of accidents that can lead to amputations include:
Injuries on the Job
Nearly any kind of accident involving significant impact and/or heat can result in an injury that leads to amputation.
Construction Work: A Major Factor
It’s not exactly news that construction work is dangerous work, but it may surprise you to learn that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) so-called fatal four of construction work are all closely associated with amputations. This shortlist of four refers to the four types of fatal construction accidents that, together, account for nearly 60 percent of all construction work fatalities. These include:
Are closely associated with serious burns, which – in turn – are closely associated with serious infections. Sometimes, the only way to rid the victim of infection is via amputation. Electrocutions account for 8.5 percent of all construction fatalities.
Caught in Between
The massive equipment and materials used in construction work can lead to terrifying accidents in which a worker gets caught in a machine or piece of massive equipment or gets caught between two huge, unyielding objects. The potential for being crushed is so great that survivors of these violent accidents often require amputations. Caught-in-between accidents account for 5.5 percent of all deadly construction accidents.
The Long Journey toward Rehabilitation
Losing a hand, foot, or limb can obviously have far-reaching implications. Johns Hopkins Medicine shares that a full 75 percent of arm amputations are related to trauma-causing accidents. Further, limb loss is a permanent disability that tends to negatively affect the victim’s self-image, his or her ability to care for himself or herself, and his or her personal mobility. The postoperative goals for those who undergo amputation include bolstering self-esteem and promoting self-reliance while also addressing all of the following:
The accident victim’s involvement in his or her recovery is vital to success – as is the active involvement of his or her support system. The ultimate goal of rehabilitation is to help the accident victim return to his or her highest level of independent living possible – while helping to improve his or her physical, social, and emotional quality of life.
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