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Worker's arm amputated after accident in Laveen


After a traumatic injury, it can be difficult trying to return to normal life. From breaking a bone to more serious long-term injuries, recuperation can be a long and trying process. When you are injured at work, the problems can include high medical costs, loss of income and trying to navigate the complicated litigious process of obtaining compensation from a potentially negligent employer. Work accidents can happen to anyone.

A worker in Laveen was forced to have his arm amputated following a recent workplace accident. The man's arm was trapped in a conveyer belt at a rock and mineral supplier located near 69th and Southern Avenues. The Phoenix Fire Department responded to the call at 9:30 AM and determined the need for a field amputation. The man was then transported to a nearby hospital. He was listed in critical condition.

When dealing with heavy machinery, it is important to exercise caution. Unfortunately, accidents can happen that are unavoidable. In the event of a workplace injury, it's important to be familiar with Arizona's workers' compensation laws. Finding compensation for high medical costs, extensive surgeries, rehabilitation and lost income should be a priority for you. An industrial accident can quickly change your life in a matter of seconds.

In serious cases like the worker in Laveen, proper medical care should be the first priority. A significant injury like that could take years of recovery. Ongoing rehabilitation would be necessary. To help you manage for the future, it's important to consider your financial options. From a denied claim to just finding a way for financial support, the first step to take is to get educated on the law.

Source: AZCentral.com, "Laveen worker's arm amputated after getting stuck in conveyor belt" Courtland Jeffrey, Jan, 27, 2014

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