The effects of an amputation stretch beyond the physical harm caused. These serious injuries can have long-lasting psychological effects, not only for the victim but also their loved ones. A serious injury claim can go some way to compensating this trauma but must also cover any loss of earnings caused by the injury, and also pay for long-term rehabilitation and medical care.
Talk to our experienced personal injury solicitors today and discover the ways that you could benefit from our legal advice and emotional support. Call 0800 342 3206 or fill out our online form and a member of our team will help you get your claim started.
Loss of limb compensation
At Jefferies Solicitors, we help our clients with many different types of amputation claims. Whether your injuries arise from a workplace accident, a medical mistake or if you are injured in a road accident.
Amputation occurs when a limb or extremity is removed from the body; through either trauma or surgery. Body parts that can be amputated include arms, legs, toes, fingers, feet and/or hands. Without one or a combination of these parts of your body, you can be left with various kinds of disability. This can mean physical pain, financial detriment and psychological damage also.
AMPUTATION CLAIM TYPES
There are a number of different ways in which an individual can end up with an amputation. Infections can lead to amputations if you have suffered an illness or a disease. Serious accidents like a motorcycle crash or any kind of road accident can result in traumatic amputations where a limb has been torn off, for example. Accidents at work where heavy machinery has been utilised can also result in a body part being removed traumatically.
Some accidents happen through no fault of anyone else and many surgical procedures are carried out appropriately. However, there can be some instances where someone has acted negligently. If your amputation happened as a result of someone else’s negligence then you could be eligible to make a valid amputation claim.
CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE AMPUTATION CLAIMS
Clinical negligence claims can often be complicated, no matter what kind of injury you have experienced. It is advisable that you consider getting the help of a personal injury lawyer to help you if you have had a body part amputated because of clinical negligence.
People suffering from diabetes must take great care of their feet and any medical practitioners who are caring for them must also do the same. Legs and feet must be treated correctly if there is an infection or an ulcer, for example.
You may also have suffered clinical negligence because of a mistake during surgery or a misdiagnosis of a condition. If you believe an error has been made that has resulted in you losing a part of your body then you will need to prove this.
Proving medical negligence is often a technical skill which requires the assistance of medical experts and experienced lawyers. At Jefferies we have a team of medical experts who are experienced in all kinds of clinical compensation cases; if you choose to let us handle your claim we will make sure you have all the medical evidence possible to prove your case.
AMPUTATION FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT AT WORK
Being injured in the workplace is always a distressing experience. Being injured at work to the extent of having one of your body parts amputated is at the high end of that scale. Our team has a combination of experience in both workplace injuries and amputation claims. We understand the law when it comes to your employer needing to comply with health and safety procedures and legislation and we are also familiar with the varying levels of disability that an amputation can leave you with.
If your employer has failed to supply you with protective clothing, correct training or it has not performed the necessary risk assessments which have led to your amputation, then you could be able to make a claim against them. Factories, construction sites and farms are some of the most common places where amputation at work claims arise from.
Fault for your injuries will need to be proven for your case to be successful and your accident or injury must have taken place within the last three years in order to be valid.
HOW IS MY AMPUTATION CLAIM CALCULATED?
When working out the value of your claim there are a number of different factors which will be taken into consideration. The main consideration is the level of pain and suffering your amputation has caused you. Any financial detriment, e.g. losing your job or having to pay for medical treatment will also be taken into account. If you have had to pay for anything related to your injury, including travel expenses, then keep all the receipts.
We can often help clients with amputation claims on a no win, no fee basis and we can also help you obtain interim payments before you receive a final settlement in some cases.
HOW DO I CHOOSE AN AMPUTATION CLAIMS SOLICITOR?
- Look for experience. Our serious injury lawyers have years of experience supporting the victims of major limb injuries. We also have a proven track record of success.
- Get advice before you launch your claim. At Jefferies Solicitors, our advisors are ready and waiting to provide free, no-obligation legal advice. We can tell you if you have grounds to make a claim; along with what to do next.
- Choose support. A loss of limb claim with Jefferies is about a lot more than simply winning a large payout. We work closely with accident victims and their families to ensure that they get the emotional and professional support that they need.
- Choose the experts. In addition to compiling evidence which proves the fault of the other party, your serious injury solicitor will compile specialist medical evidence to guarantee the right amount of compensation. This payment will cover rehabilitation, prosthetics, disability aids, medical treatment and much more.
BRINGING YOUR AMPUTATION CLAIM TO US
Jefferies Solicitors is a team of no win, no fee injury lawyers and we are skilled and experienced in many different types of personal injury law. If you would like more information and advice please call us on 0800 342 3206 or complete an online claim form.