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Fingertip amputations lead to serious challenges

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2021 | Workers' Compensation |

Many jobs come with risks of injury. One of these possible injuries is the amputation of a fingertip. This is a major hazard for people who work with heavy equipment or certain specialty tools. It’s imperative that employers take steps to ensure workers remain safe. This includes people who work in factories, construction, and processing plants.

There are several things that employers can do to help prevent injuries. These include making sure that the equipment works correctly. Proper safety protocol must also be established.

All amputations are serious

Some people who suffer an amputation of the fingertip might not think that it’s a serious matter. Even if a small amputation occurs, there’s still a chance of infection and that changes to dexterity and the ability to use your hands properly.

When an amputation happens, there are several treatments that might be used. These include things like stitching up the laceration or reattaching the severed part of the finger. Complications can occur with these procedures. In some cases, the person might not ever be able to regain the full use of the finger that was affected by the amputation.

Anyone who suffers an amputation during the course of their work should ensure that they file a workers’ compensation claim. This can help to cover medical costs as well as other financial damages, such as lost wages. There are times when an individual may need to file an appeal to obtain the benefits they need, which is possible if what they’re offered isn’t sufficient. Legal guidance can help you get the compensation you need.