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Worker loses hand in industrial accident

In North Carolina, workers' compensation is available to any covered worker who is injured on-the-job regardless of who is at fault for the accident. Any injury within the purview of employment makes the worker eligible to file a workers' compensation claim.

Nonetheless, it is often difficult for those who sustain injuries--especially permanent injuries--to receive all that they are legally entitled to under the workers' compensation system. It is often important to work with a legal professional in these cases.

Last week in Illinois, a woman lost her hand in an industrial accident. The woman worked for a company that produced clay for industrial and artistic use. Her hand became stuck in an industrial mixer that mixes clay, according to a news report.

The paramedics arrived at the scene to find the industrial worker fully conscious and removed from the machine. The accident caused her to lose a portion of her hand in amputation.

When a worker suffers an on-the-job injury that turns out to be permanent, many concerns arise such as loss of income, pain management, medical bills, recovery and rehabilitation. Workers' compensation is a safeguard for employees as it provides them with support to deal with being out of work and the cost of medical care, while they can focus on recovering from their accident.

Even though claims may seem straightforward, they are too often mishandled or delayed, resulting in denying an injured worker from necessary funds. In such situations, one might want to consult an experienced attorney to make sure the claim is properly handled.

Source: Daily Herald, "Woman loses hand in Elk Grove Village factory accident," Madhu Krishnamurthy, Feb. 22, 2012

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