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Maryland construction worker suffers incomplete amputation of leg


Employers throughout Maryland are required to maintain a reasonable level of safety at the work site, whether the work place is a standard office facility with desks and computers or a construction site with heavy machinery. While some jobs are more dangerous than others, employers are still responsible for taking the necessary precautions that ensure all workers are protected from potential dangers.

However, accidents can still happen despite taking proper precautions - particularly in industries such as construction. In such cases, the workers' compensation can be a solution to many of the financial ramifications experienced as the result of a work accident.

In a tragic workplace accident that occurred in Maryland, a construction worker's leg was partially severed from his body. The injury occurred after the man was hit by a heavy piece of machinery at the construction site where he was working. Emergency personnel were quickly called to the scene to help the man who was seriously injured due to the "incomplete amputation" of his leg. The man was taken by helicopter to a local medical facility for treatment.

In instances like this, a workplace injury can lead to months of recovery time and can even mean that the worker will no longer be able to perform his or her job. Workers' compensation laws help workers injured in these types of circumstances, as well as many other work accidents.

For such an injury that may leave the worker unable to return to their previous duties, workers' compensation benefits can include retraining or paying for school to get an injured worker back in the workforce - this, in addition to helping cover medical treatment and lost wages. When an accident leaves a worker unable to work and seriously transforms their future earning potential, it is especially important to consult with a legal professional experienced in workers' compensation to ensure they are adequately compensated for all of their injuries.

Source: Baltimore Sun, "Odenton construction worker suffers 'incomplete amputation' of leg," Kevin Rector, Aug. 22, 2013

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