Dealing with the loss of a limb in a work accident that resulted in amputation can be extremely serious. On top of the stress of losing a body part you may be dealing with a phenomenon known as “phantom pain.” This side effect can begin as soon as the limb was amputated or as late as a few months to 1 year after the accident.
Some of the symptoms of phantom pain after an amputation can include feelings of:
- aching and
- numbness all in the area of the affected limb.
This pain can cause you to be unable to function normally and could even cause you to become depressed.
A Richmond Workers’ Compensation attorney could connect you with a doctor who may suggest the following treatments:
- electrical nerve stimulation;
- scar tissue removal and
- phsycial therapy.
Unfortunately, this type of affliction is not well understood by the medical community so treatment for phantom pain can be difficult. If you are experiencing this type of pain after an amputation accident, the benefits from your work comp claim may be able to help you. Contact your Richmond Workers’ Compensation attorney to get the help you need.
Contact a Richmond Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When you have difficulties with your work-related injury claim, a Virginia workers comp attorney can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.