Amputation Compensation Claims Solicitors UK
Read our free amputation guide below and find out how our claims solicitors can help you get the justice you deserve.
Amputations are some of the most serious injuries it is possible for you to suffer. Any accident or injury that leads to the loss of all or part of a limb is a major, traumatic event that will take months or even years of rehabilitation. These kinds of accidents and injuries are life-altering and can require a great deal of readjustment and changes to the way that you live your life.
These difficulties can also be associated with a significant financial cost. You are likely to be unable to work for a significant period of time. If you are unable to return to your previous job or career, you may also have to retrain, which might lead you to a less well-paid position than you had before. You may need to make modifications to your home and transportation to ensure that you are still able to lead as much of a normal life as possible.
This financial burden is why it can be essential that you make a compensation claim for your amputation injury. If your amputation injury was sustained as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors will listen to the details of what has happened to you and offer you the best possible advice on how to progress your amputation injury claim.
Compensation Amounts Following A Successful Amputation Injury Claim
The first part of your compensation payment following a successful amputation injury compensation claim is for the pain and suffering of the injury itself. This will usually be within guidelines published by the Judicial College (a national governing body). These guidelines give broad ranges for the amount of compensation due for different types of injury. The ranges are very broad in order to account for the highly individual nature of injuries and to ensure that the most appropriate sum will be awarded. To use hand amputations as an example, amputation of one hand would lead to a payment of between £76,650 and £87,410, while the loss of both hands would attract a payment of between £112,100 and £160,600. Our team of personal injury solicitors have years of experience interpreting these guidelines and will be able to give you a better idea of where on this scale your amputation injury claim is likely to fall.
This is only the first part of your compensation payment, however. The other aspect that must be taken into consideration is how much it will take to get your life back on track. The purpose of compensation is to help you get as close as possible to the situation you were in before your accident happened. For any amputation we recognise that this may be impossible, but we want to get you as much of your life back as we can. This part of your claim would include any loss of earnings you may have had as a result of your accident or injury, the loss of future earnings, if you are unable to continue in your previous career as a result of your injuries and any modifications you may require to help you adapt to your new life. This could include providing you with the best quality of prosthetics to allow you to continue with as many of your previous activities as possible or adapting your home so that you are able to continue to live independently. In many cases, this part of the compensation award can far exceed the amount given for pain and suffering according to the Judicial College guidelines. Our years of experience mean that our expert personal injury solicitors are able to highlight areas where you are making costly changes to your life that you deserve to be compensated for. This enables to make sure that you receive the full compensation you deserve. If you have any questions about how much compensation you might receive following your amputation injury claim, or if you are ready to begin making your claim, call us on 0121 565 4317. We will make sure that we understand your unique circumstances and give you accurate, unbiased advice.
How To Make An Amputation Injury Compensation Claim?
Making a compensation claim for personal injury following an accident that wasn’t your fault that led to an amputation injury is less difficult that you might have imagined. The first thing to do is to call us on call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange a free, no obligation consultation. During this short conversation, we will listen to your story, making sure that we understand what has happened to you, including the causes of your accident, the full extent to your injuries and the way in which these injuries have impacted your life. Once we have all of this information, we will be able to give you the best possible advice as to your chances of winning your case and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive.
We will also discuss the options open to you to fund your amputation injury claim. Most of our clients are able to receive our services on a no win no fee basis. This means that there is no need to pay anything up front and our fees are capped at a percentage of your compensation payment. If we are not able to obtain compensation for you, you will not owe us a penny. This payment agreement means that you are able to pursue justice for your amputation injury without putting yourself at financial risk, knowing that you will never be left financially worse off as a result of having made a claim and you will always receive the majority of any payment that you are awarded. Once a no win no fee arrangement has been agreed, we will be able to work on your behalf.
In order to make your no win no fee accident in an amputation injury claim, we will:
1. Write to the person or organisation responsible for your amputation injury. We will inform them that you are making a personal injury compensation claim and ask them to accept liability (this is a legal term for accepting that they were at fault). For many accidents and injuries, the other party will accept liability straight away.
2. If the other party refuses to accept liability, we will gather evidence on your behalf. This is made significantly easier if you have pictures of the area around your accident taken at the time. Given the severity of amputation injuries, it is highly likely that there will be some form of police, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or other investigation and report into what happened to you. This can make it easier to demonstrate liability in amputation injury cases than it can be in other kinds of cases.
3. Once sufficient evidence has been gathered that the other party accepts liability, we will conduct negotiations for compensation amounts on your behalf. Although we will deal with all of the correspondence and communication involved in the actual negotiation, you remain in control the whole way through the process. We will inform you of every offer that is put forward and give you our expert opinion as to whether this is a fair offer or not. It is common for the other party to offer one or more very low initial offers to see whether you might be willing to accept a far smaller payment than you are entitled to. Our expertise and support allows you to be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and in line with what you might expect given the specifics of your injuries and the impact that your accident and injuries have had on your life.
4. If the other party does not accept liability or if we are unable to agree a fair amount of compensation given the extent of your injuries, we may need to go to court to resolve your claim. This is actually very rare, as it is in the best interests of both parties to resolve the matter before a court appearance. If we do have to go to court to find a resolution to your amputations injury claim, we will be with you throughout the process, ensuring that you understand exactly what is going on and why. Our supportive team of expert personal injury solicitors are able to give you the confidence you need to cope with your court appearance and explain your personal, unique situation to the court.
If you have any questions about the process of making a no win no fee amputation injury compensation claim, call us now on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our team of expert personal injury solicitors are waiting to take your call. After a short conversation to ensure that we understand the details of your situation and what has happened to you, we will be able to give you top quality legal advice as to how to proceed with your amputation injury compensation claim.