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Billy P Amputee Joins Panel of Industry Professionals at National Comp
Known as the country’s largest annual gathering of workers’ compensation professionals, National Comp 2022 returns to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, October 19-21.
Among the 40-plus sessions at this year’s conference is a four-person panel featuring Billy Parker, also known as Billy P Amputee, and a trio of workers’ comp experts. During the 60-minute session, attendees will hear about Billy P’s incredible recovery journey following a catastrophic workplace accident.
Hosted by One Call’s Jennifer McCarthy, the panel also includes Hanger Clinic’s Amy Todd and Summit's Dr. Bob Martin.
To learn more about this inspirational session, read the full description below. When visiting the National Comp exhibit hall, stop by the One Call booth, #409, to meet with Billy P and hear more about his road to recovery.
Complex Claims in the Real World: How One Worker Went from Injured to Empowered
Date: October 20, 12:30 p.m. PDT
Location: Mandalay Bay, Session Room 2
Presented by: Jennifer McCarthy, CP, ABC Cert in Prosthetics, One Call
Billy Parker, Lending A Hand, LLC
Bob Martin, MD, Summit
Amy Todd, MS, OTR/L, CHT, Hanger Clinic
In 2007, Billy Parker lost both of his arms above the elbow in a workplace accident. His road to recovery was long, but with the help of innovative prosthetics and a consistent, dedicated team – including Summit, One Call, and Hanger Clinic – today, Billy is thriving.
Billy has turned his workplace injury into an opportunity to help others. He started his own company, Lending A Hand, LLC, in which he spends his days as a safety advocate, traveling around the country to factories, plants, and other manufacturing facilities to talk with employees about the importance of workplace safety.
In his personal life, Billy is doing all the things he used to do prior to his injury. He uses his body-powered and myoelectric prosthetics to perform daily tasks – such as getting dressed, cooking, doing yard work, and putting gas in his truck. He demonstrates how to perform these tasks on his YouTube channel to help and encourage other amputees in the same position.
Hear the story of his inspiring journey and discover how his dedicated team continually works together to help him overcome obstacles and support his ongoing needs.
Billy P demonstrates daily tasks such as cutting potatoes on his YouTube channel to inspire other amputees.