I Don’t Know Whether To Make An Amputation And Limb Loss Claim
Feelings of stress and confusion are often related to making a claim, however, don’t believe people should be worried in any way about accessing the justice and getting the financial compensation they deserve after being involved in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
That’s why we have made making an amputation or limb loss claim nice and simple. It starts by contacting our legally trained team of advisors or by filling our online form and one of our experienced team members can call you back.
We will discuss what type of accident you have had, your injury sustained and your experiences. We will take the basic information at this stage so we can gain an understanding and ensure we provide you with the best-tailored advice possible.
If we feel, whilst speaking with you, that you are eligible to make a claim then we will discuss this with you. Ensuring you are happy to proceed our advisors will then begin setting up your file for one of our solicitors to deal with. Don’t worry, if you don’t want to proceed or you’re still unsure our chats are on a no-obligation basis so you will never be pressured.
How Much Compensation Would I Get for Amputation Claim?
An unexpected injury can cause a great deal of anxiety. This can be amplified if you are having additional life-changing effects such as medical expenses, prosthetic and physiotherapy costs, adaptations to your home and/or vehicle, counselling or finding yourself unable to work.
Everyone, even when involved in a similar accident, will face different impacts on their’s and their loved one’s lives. Due to this, unfortunately, we cannot give a figure for your final settlement, this is because it will be based upon your personal circumstances and take into account all losses.
We understand that the value of your personal injury compensation claim can often be the deciding factor when deciding to make a claim, therefore, we have put our experienced solicitor’s knowledge into our claims compensation calculator so you can gain an estimated figure.
What Are The Different Types of Amputations?
There are two main categories of amputation.
- Traumatic Amputation
- Surgical Amputation
What Are Time Limits On Amputation Claims?
There is a limitation put in place by the statute of 3 years from either, the date of the accident or the diagnosis of the illness. However, there are a few exceptions to the three-year limitation which are:
Psychological trauma, if a work accident has resulted in a serious brain injury which has subsequently left them unable to make a claim personally, then there will be no time limit on pursuing a personal compensation claim Overseas work accidents, this can impact the time limit you have to claim by making the limitation period shorter, to find out more contact our team Faulty equipment, manufacturing/design faults can lead to the equipment you are using has a defect, this may have an impact on your limitation period if you would like to find out more on how this can affect your claim contact our legal advice team today
What will be taken in to account when claiming my compensation?
Dealing with all different types of claims on a daily basis, we know that claims made for an amputation and limb loss can be the most substantial, this is due to the impact it will have on your life and potentially on your ability to work.
Our solicitors will always push to get you the highest settlement possible, meaning you will get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Our solicitors will be able to give you an estimated figure on how much compensation you could receive at this stage they will take into consideration the following when calculating your amount.
Work And Loss Of Earnings
We will consider your loss of earnings, future loss of earnings and any impact your injury has had on your career when negotiating to try to get this all fully compensated.
Due to your injury, you may require ongoing check-ups, medical treatment or physiotherapy whilst recovering and in the future. Care received either by a professional who you have paid or by a loved one can be claimed.
It is common for a loved one to provide care following an injury, this care still has a financial value within UK law as it may have prevented them from earning or cost them out of their own pocket e.g. travel expenses.
Rehabilitation And Medical Expenses
It’s known to not only be lengthy but also a frustrating process when recovering from an amputation/limb loss. You will be provided with exercise and treatment programmes from physiotherapists and occupational therapists in order to aid your recovery, you may also find you have repeat or lifelong prescriptions.
All of the above will be considered by your solicitor and can be covered by your final settlement.
Also, in some cases, we may be able to obtain an immediate needs payment to help cover the immediate costs you are facing.
It is likely, once you have returned home, you may need adaptations making to your home or car etc. in order to make it more accessible for you and better suit your requirements.
As well as upsetting, these adaptations can be expensive, we understand this and that’s why we will take every step possible to ensure you are not left out of pocket.
If you would like to confidentially discuss your personal circumstances and find out exactly what you could claim for then contact our trained legal team today on 08000 250 250.
What accidents cause limb loss or amputations?
There are many different accidents that can cause an amputation/limb loss injury such as a road traffic accident or an accident at work especially when dangerous machinery hasn’t been correctly maintained.
However, if you are unsure about anything then you can always contact our legal advice team. We can discuss your accident in a free no-obligation chat. Not all amputations are caused by the two above examples and some are caused in an unusual circumstance that’s why we’re confident we can still help you if your injury was caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault, call today or fill out our online form and we can call you.
My limb loss was due to medical negligence.
This is, unfortunately, another common cause of amputation or limb loss.
Failure to diagnose or treat a condition by a doctor or other medical staff may mean you have had to undergo an amputation. Examples of these conditions are infections, reduced oxygen supply or diabetes, all of which, if untreated can result in an amputation.
If this relates to your circumstances then we can help you. We have an experienced team of solicitors that can help you gain the compensation you deserve if your amputation was as a result of medical or surgical negligence.
Can I claim on behalf of my loved one?
If you’re reading this page with a loved one in mind who has been involved in an accident and as a result suffered the loss of a limb, then we can help you. If you’re looking for advice regarding them making their own claim or whether they should claim or maybe you’re thinking of claiming on their behalf, either way, contact our legally trained advice team today and find out how we can help you.
We have years of experience helping family and friends make personal compensation claims on behalf of an accident victim. Once you have contacted our team we will guide you through the entire process and tell you what information we will need to recover your loved one’s compensation.
How Direct Solicitors are confident we can help you
As well as our proven success rate in obtaining thousands of compensation settlements for personal injury claims all across the UK our customer satisfaction goes beyond that. We at Direct Solicitors feel it is important for everyone to have access to the advice they need when it comes to their legal rights and knowing what they deserve after an accident.
We feel it is unfair for anybody who has been injured as a result of an accident or medical negligence that wasn’t their fault to be left uncompensated especially when there are so many factors of life it can impact on physical, mental and financial.
If you have suffered an amputation or limb loss due to someone else’s negligence of any type, it is important you seek legal advice, that’s why our initial consultations are free and tailored to your circumstances and under no-obligation.
If you want to make a claim or just want to discuss your experiences and find out your options then contact our legally trained team of advisors today on 08000 250 250.
What Is The Process Of Claiming Compensation For Amputation Injury?
Taking the first step to make a claim for any injury starts by giving our legal advice team a call. We can provide you with free advice and support ensure you’re aware of your options.
When you contact our team we will speak with you on a confidential, no-obligation basis so you will never be pressured into making a claim. However, if you do decide you want to proceed we can get everything set up in a quick phone call and inform you of the entire process and what the next steps will be once your case is assigned to one of our experienced solicitors.
I’ve had so much time off work, I can’t afford legal costs
We believe everyone should have access to their legal rights and with the additional expenses caused by your accident and injury making a claim can feel like an additional financial pressure you simply don’t need right now. Here at Direct Solicitors, we can offer No Win No Fee agreements, meaning our solicitors will work on a success fee basis rather than charging you any upfront costs.
No Win No Fee means you will not have to worry about paying upfront for your legal fees and if you don’t win any compensation you will not owe us any fee there are no hidden terms and/or conditions, just simply, if you do not win your case you do not pay a fee.