Costs Resulting from an Amputation
Unfortunately, amputation, or the loss of a limb, happens rather commonly on construction sites. Because these sites often involve the use of heavy and dangerous equipment, the likelihood of amputation occurring is increased in the event of an accident. Although many different situations can lead to an amputation, the repercussions faced by the victims are usually quite similar. Regrettably, there are also often very high and varied costs associated with amputations that a person may have to face, in addition to the physical and emotional pain of the injury.
Amputations will always result in the need for immediate and often extensive medical treatment in order to prevent infection or other serious complications. This medical treatment, broadly speaking, might encompass:
- Transport in an emergency vehicle
- Emergency surgery
- Costs of the use of hospital equipment
- Costs of prosthetics
- Physical therapy costs
In addition to the above costs, a person suffering from an amputation might also be prevented from returning to work. As a result, he or she might be facing the inability of earning a steady income, which is needed to pay for the costs of such an injury. Fortunately, if an accident on or near a construction site causes you injury, then you might be due financial compensation to help you face all of these various costs.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident and is now suffering from the costs of an amputation, our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you obtain much-needed financial compensation. Learn more about your legal options after sustaining an amputation or other construction injury by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.