Every workplace comes with its share of hazards. While some workplace injuries may not require medical attention, others can be life-altering.
One of the most devastating injuries you can sustain at work is the loss of a limb or amputation. Several types of workplace-related accidents can lead to amputation. Here are some of them:
Hundreds of car accidents happen each year. While most of these accidents result in nothing more than a scratch or a bump, some of them can result in serious bodily damage to the extent that the victim may require amputation.
Sometimes, even properly working equipment like a forklift, a power tool or other heavy machinery can pose a serious risk to workers. When a worker does not follow the right safety procedures while operating dangerous machinery, an accident that leads to amputation can be an unfortunate outcome.
Likewise, when workers do not have the right safety gear, like guards on power tools, they can be exposed to dangers that may result in amputation.
Falls from heights
Falls from heights are especially common in construction sites that require workers to use ladders and scaffolds. Falls are one of the leading causes of catastrophic injuries at construction sites. They are also a leading cause of injuries that may require amputations of the limbs.
Losing a limb can be physically, emotionally and psychologically devastating. Find out more about how you can safeguard your rights and pursue the damages you deserve if you sustain an injury at work.