Ending our blog series When Workplace Accidents Lead to Amputations: 6 Facts to Know, here, we’ll reveal some more crucial info to be aware of when it comes to these severe types of workplace injuries.
Amputations & Work Injuries: Here’s What Else You May Need to Know
Fact 5 – There are various things that employers can do to reduce amputation risks to workers.
Specifically, OSHA has highlighted the following three factors as being crucial to limiting amputation risks in the workplace:
- Work practices, which refer to the standard operating procedures employers have for using certain machinery, cleaning/repairing machinery, etc. When employers have specific practices in place, these can protect workers from amputation hazards.
- Training for workers, which is essential to ensuring workers know how to safely use certain machinery, fix/repair this machinery, etc. When workers are properly trained (which includes ongoing, “refresher” training), these workers can take an active role in protecting their safety.
- Machine safeguarding, which includes adding physical barriers to particularly hazardous or dangerous areas of machinery (including points of operation, moving parts, etc.). OSHA has noted that, when it comes to machine safeguarding, employers should be especially vigilant about adding safeguards to older machinery that:
- Lacks such safeguarding devices
- Is more likely to malfunction and/or breakdown.
Fact 6 – After work accidents lead to amputations, injured workers can turn to the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick for help with their financial recovery.
Of all of the facts that we’ve noted thus far about amputations related to workplace hazards and accidents, this is the single most important fact to remember: when work-related injuries lead to amputations, the Boulder workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick will be here for you, ready to advocate your rights to benefits, financial recovery and justice.
The bottom line is that, after workplace accidents and amputations, people need to concentrate on their physical and psychological recovery. Having a trusted attorney oversee their financial recovery can be pivotal to securing the full amount of benefits to which injured workers are entitled and, ultimately, can be essential to their overall recovery and future.
Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick
Have you been in a workplace accident that led to an amputation or any injury? In so, it’s essential that injured workers contact the Boulder, Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick. Our legal professionals are experienced at going up against corporate lawyers and insurance companies, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to securing our Clients the maximum possible benefits and/or compensation for their injuries and losses.
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