Catastrophic Accidents That Lead to Amputation
While there are many different causes for serious injuries like amputation, some of the common types of cases we come across involve:
Facts About Work-Related Amputation Injuries
- For manufacturing industry workers, amputation causes more than 1,400 serious injuries a year.
- In 2015, there were 2,600 amputations nationwide—57% of them in the manufacturing industry.
- OSHA said that amputations were most common in Arkansas, Dallas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
- One of the common causes of amputation in the manufacturing industry is when workers operate machines without a proper safeguard. This is usually because they lack training.
Ultimately, amputations are a preventable occurrence in the workplace. When the cause of injury is often lack of safety equipment or poor training, it's an employer's responsibility to ensure worker safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that their goal is to enforce safety regulations to hold employers responsible for not protecting their workers or not reducing instances of worker amputations.
Consequences of Amputation or Loss of Limb
The various consequences of amputation include the following:
- Emotional trauma
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Fatigue or exhaustion
- Loss of mobility and dexterity
- Muscle contraction
- Social isolation
- Stump and phantom limb pain
About Dallas, TX
The City of Dallas was formally incorporated in 1856, after a short period of annexation from the United States. By the end of the 1800s, Dallas was a bonified boomtown supported by railroads that made it a major business and trading hub. Today, the Dallas economy is strong and stable, supported by industries like financial services, transportation, telecommunications, defense, and information technology. Not only is the city home to a number of Fortune 500 companies, but the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has one of the highest concentrations of publicly traded companies’ headquarters in the country. These industries and businesses help make Dallas what it is, and they also create a wide range of occupational risks, which can of course, include amputations and other catastrophic injuries.
When it comes to finding immediate emergency care and long-term care after an amputation, Dallas also has several major hospitals and medical research and learning centers, including the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, Children’s Health Dallas, and Medical City Dallas Hospital.
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If you or a loved one lost a limb because of another person’s negligence, you have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. Proving that negligence caused your amputation means that you can start over without fear or financial hardship.
People turn to our Dallas amputation attorneys because we’ve:
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Regardless of whether the party responsible was an employer, a driver, an insurer, or a manufacturer, the Dallas injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin can help you fight for the resources you need. We've helped our clients obtain quality treatment, lost wages, future earnings, and long-term rehabilitation.
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