Common catastrophic workplace injuries
In the world of workplace safety, there are injuries and then there are Injuries. While every employee has the right to feel safe in their place of business and should be mindful of any risk to their health, catastrophic injuries can be a game-changer not only in terms of one’s ability to earn a living but also as far as how they live their life. If you’re lucky enough to survive these injuries with your brain and your major organs intact, you may require lifelong care or accommodations to ensure you can have some quality of life. Some of the most serious workplace injuries include:
Tallying up the exact number of workplace amputations in the United States has proven to be somewhat difficult. According to a recent study from the University of Michigan, the number of incidents in that state alone (616) outnumbers the previously imagined nationwide number of 250 by a factor of almost three to one. Despite the lack of consensus regarding the exact number of amputations caused by workplace accidents, these injuries are a real danger for workers in a variety of vocations, including construction, engineering, machinery and other fields where sharp objects and heavy equipment are needed.
Permanent Brain Damage
Whether it’s sustained by a fall, a blow to the head or another way, traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects roughly one out of every 100,000 workers per year. Construction, transportation and agriculture/forestry/fishing industries account for nearly half of all TBI fatalities.
Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis
According to recent data, 28 percent of all spinal paralysis incidents occur as a result of an accident in the workplace. The possibility of this type of catastrophic incident is widespread in a variety of industries.
Other types of catastrophic workplace accidents include serious burns and bone fractures. These incidents can change your life in the blink of an eye and require lifelong care. If you have experienced a life-changing injury as a result of a workplace accident, let an experienced attorney help you get the damages you deserve.
The attorneys at Team Law have extensive experience helping to expedite our clients’ applications for Workers’ Compensation, as well as Workers’ Compensation appeals. If you need assistance filing a Workers’ Comp claim, contact us today to take action and get the money you deserve. We’re waiting to help.