In particularly violent and severe car accidents, passengers or other victims suffer from serious injuries and amputations.
Injuries in car accidents are usually due to:
Crush Injuries and Amputations Caused by Accidents at Work
Injuries in the workspace usually occur if the work involves handling of machines or heavy labor. Severe injuries in violent accidents can even lead to mangling and amputation.
Crush injuries at work include:
When a crush injury occurs, cells are disrupted, and the forced cells begin to die. This happens due to the formation of lactic acid in the injured muscles and reduced blood flow.
What to do in Case of a Crush Injury
How Should a Severed Limb or Digit be Treated?
Severed limbs can be salvaged if it is still somewhat functional. However, the procedure often involves several surgeries before it can be successfully completed.
The Amputation Procedure and What Happens After
For an amputation, the patient will have to be put under either general or spinal anesthesia. The doctor will check for any redness or sensitivity around the affected area. At the surgical site, the doctor will remove diseased tissue, crushed bone, and seal the blood vessels and nerves. The wound might be closed immediately, or it may be kept open for a while. Sterile bandages and drainage tubes are often used in such cases.
After the amputation, rehabilitation is important. It will help to heal completely and to get back one’s strength. If a prosthetic limb is attached, then rehabilitation will help the patient to get used to it.
Complications Involved in Amputations
Personal Injury Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim
Amputation due to crush injuries involves a great amount of money for both medical treatment and rehabilitation. Salvaging a limb can cost more as it requires multiple surgeries. To deal with this along with the trauma of the accident, the victim can claim insurance that will cover most bills and will allow you to recover comfortably.
If you have suffered a severe crush injury at work or in another type of accident, contact the attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman law offices today to schedule a consultation.