Amputation Compensation Claims

Have you experienced a serious injury which meant that you had to have a limb amputated? If the accident wasn’t through any fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim loss of limb compensation.

Here at 1Solicitors, we understand the trauma that you may have experienced after having amputation surgery. Not only can it have a huge impact on your mobility and day-to-day life, but having to undergo surgery to amputate a limb can cause major confidence issues, too.

That’s why we pride our personal injury firm on providing clients with legal support and patience when making a loss of limb claim, ensuring that you’re in with the best possible chance of receiving amputation compensation for your devastating experience.

How are amputation claims classified?

When a court is deciding on the payout you’re entitled for your amputation claim, they will need to understand the severity of the loss of limb. For this reason, amputation compensation claims are classified as follows:

  • Upper limb amputation, including the loss of arms, fingers or lower-elbows.
  • Lower limb amputation, including the loss of legs from the hip, ankles, toes or feet.

What are the causes of loss of limb claims?

There are a wide range of injuries that could lead you to experience an amputation and want to make a claim for compensation. Amongst the most common are:

  • Thermal – when a part of the body is exposed to high heat and burns to the point where it is needed to be amputated.
  • Chemical – occurs when the limb comes into contact with corrosive materials or chemicals.
  • Mechanical – including loss of limb claims that come as a result of workplace
  • Electrical – a high-voltage electric shock could also require you to have a limb amputated.

 

Can I claim amputation compensation to cover rehabilitation?

Yes! If you had to have a limb amputation through the negligence of someone else, we can help you to receive compensation to cover the cost of rehabilitation.

What do I need to begin my loss of limb claim?

In order to begin legal proceedings to claim compensation for your accident, we will need full details of why the accident occurred and who you believe is negligent. We may also need medical evidence, including notes from your doctor, to understand the severity of your case.

Who can make a claim for loss of limb compensation?

Anybody who has lost a limb or had to have amputation surgery that was through the fault of somebody else may be able to claim amputation compensation.

You have three years from the date of which the accident took place to make a loss of limb claim, so it’s essential to get in touch with a specialist serious personal injury solicitor as soon as you can.

Establishing liability for amputation compensation claims

When it comes to making a successful amputation claim, your accident must’ve been due to the negligence of another person. This means that the person liable for the injury must be established before proceeding with a claim for loss of limb compensation.

How much can you claim in compensation for broken bones?

The severity of your accident depends largely on the amount of loss of limb compensation that you can claim, so it’s best to discuss your options with a specialist solicitor or use an online compensation calculator for a rough estimate on how much you could be entitled to.

However, there are two types of amputation compensation that you could claim for. These are:

  • General damages: This loss of limb compensation is for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced. It doesn’t just cover the physical aspect; you can be awarded this amputation compensation for emotional or mental effects of the accident.
  • Special damages: If you’re awarded special damages compensation for your amputation accident, this covers travel expenses, additional private medical fees and the cost of any rehabilitation that you may need.

Making no-win, no-fee amputation compensation claims

Amputation Compensation
Amputation Compensation Claims

To discuss your options in a free consultation, simply contact a friendly member of our team.

We offer no-win, no-fee agreements on all of our loss of limb claims. This means that if you win your case, our solicitors will receive a fee that is taken off the final compensation fee that you’re awarded, so you never have to worry if you’re concerned about financially being able to discuss your options.

We make it our goal to help your life post-accident as comfortable as possible. Let us help you make a no-win, no-fee amputation compensation claim and get the money you deserve for your trauma.

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