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Worker's leg partially amputated in workplace accident


It is no secret that construction work can be dangerous. Road crews may be struck by vehicles, structure builders can fall from great heights, and just about all construction workers can be injured by heavy equipment. Workplace accidents like these can be devastating and may leave a worker's life forever changed. A recent accident has left one construction worker in such a dire circumstance.

Reports indicate a worker at a construction site was seriously injured when he was struck by a piece of heavy equipment. When firefighters arrived at the scene of the incident, they found the worker's leg to be partially amputated. He was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident, but one thing is for sure: this worker's life has been drastically altered.

While many just need time and medical care to heal from their injuries, others may be unable to reach a full recovery. Physical impairment may make working impossible, reduce the worker's enjoyment of life, and saddle him with a mountain of medical expenses. Fortunately, these injured workers may be able to get help covering their expenses.

A worker who is injured by an accident while within the scope of his employment may be entitled to workers' compensation or Social Security disability. However, sometimes these benefits are denied. When this occurs, the worker should seek someone who will help him fight for the benefits he deserves and so desperately needs. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can be that person.

Such an attorney can help prove the elements required to succeed on a workers' compensation claim. This may involve interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and putting forth arguments that prove the incident was a true accident that occurred within the victim's scope of employment. If compensation is obtained, then the worker can pay off medical debt and focus on making life with an injury as best as possible.

Source: CBS Baltimore, "Construction Worker's Leg Partially Amputated In On-Site Injury," Aug. 22, 2013

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