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Loss of Limb Claim Calculator for Compensation Payouts.

What could your Limb Loss Compensation be worth?

Calculating compensation payouts for loss of limb injuries is rarely straightforward.  Losing a limb can be life-changing, and therefore the long-term effects on the individual’s life must be considered by the Courts when deciding on the appropriate levels of compensation to award.

The consequences of an accident involving limb loss can range in severity from the partial loss of a finger to the loss of one or multiple limbs.

Losing a limb is among the most traumatic experiences a person can go through, likely to bring with it significant physical, psychological and emotional effects for the victim. Due to the immediately visible physical effects of the loss of a limb, it is not uncommon for people to ignore the significant psychological and emotional impact limb loss can have on an individual, with victims often experiencing accident-related trauma, body image issues and various other psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and insomnia.

If you, or someone you know, has undergone a surgical procedure to remove a limb as a consequence of medical negligence or have lost a limb in an accident that wasn’t their fault, this is likely to be an extremely emotional and challenging time.  The impact of the injury itself is often compounded by other factors such as loss of earnings and uncertainty about what lies ahead, then you will be entitled to make a Loss of Limb Compensation Claim.

Call PSR Solicitors' team of Amputation Claim Solicitors to discuss the particulars of your case. We will advise you of the viability of your claim and will use our experience and expertise to assess the potential value of your Limb Loss Compensation Payout. We can help advise you on the support and adaptations you may require and ensure that they are incorporated as part of your Compensation Claim for Limb Loss. We will also put you in touch with our network of medical professionals so that you can access the care support you need.

 

Loss of Limb Compensation Claim Amounts

Compensation Guide

Loss of Arm Compensation Values

Loss of Both Arms

£225,960 - £281,520

Loss of One Arm at the Shoulder

No less than £128,710

Loss of One Arm above the Elbow

£102,890 - £122,860

Loss of One Arm below the Elbow

£90,250 - £102,890

Loss of Hand Compensation Values

Loss of Both Hands

£107,000 - £153,200

Loss of One Hand

£73,100 - £83,325

Loss of Finger Compensation Values

Loss of Index, Middle and Ring Finger

£58,100 - £85,170

Loss of Finger - Severely Affecting Hand

£27,220 - £58,100

Loss of the Terminal Phalanges from the Middle and Index fingers

In the region of £23,460

Loss of the Little and Ring Fingers

In the region of £20,480

Loss of Little Finger

£8,110 - £11,490

Loss of Thumb Compensation Values

Complete Loss of Thumb

£33,330 - £51,460

Partial Loss of Thumb - Affecting Grip and Dexterity

£11,820 - £15,740

Loss of Leg Compensation Values

Loss of Both Legs Above the Knee

£225,960 - £264,650

Loss of Both Legs - One Above the Knee & One Below the Knee

£225,960 - £264,650

Loss of Both Legs Below the Knee

£189,110 - £253,480

Loss of One Leg Above the Knee

£98,380 - £129,010

Loss of One Leg Below the Knee

£91,950 - £124,800

Loss of Foot Compensation Values

Loss of Both Feet

£158,970 - £189,110

Loss of One Foot

£78,800 - £102,890

Loss of Toe Compensation Values

Loss of All Toes

£34,270 - £52,620

Loss of the Big Toe

In the region of £29,380

Loss of Other Toes

£12,900 - £19,770

Contact our Loss of Limb Claims Experts

Paul Rossiter

Paul Rossiter

Managing Director

Richard Layfield

Richard Layfield

Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury

Mark House

Mark House

Solicitor - Head of Litigation

How are Loss of Limb Compensation Settlements Calculated?

Your Limb Loss Compensation Payout will be calculated by combining the two standard components of any personal injury compensation award, the 'General Damages' and the 'Special Damages'.

The General Damages are awarded for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity (PSLA) incurred as a direct consequence of your injuries. This element of your compensation award is based on the nature of your injury and its severity. These figures are calculated using the guidelines laid out by the Judicial College.

  • Pain (P) - The physical pain endured as a result of the accident.
  • Mental Suffering (S) – The psychological effect, e.g. trauma, body image issues and depression
  • Loss of Amenity (LA) - Any reduction in quality of life and enjoyment, i.e. loss of mobility, no longer able to enjoy previously enjoyed pastimes such as going for walks or participating in sports

The Special Damages are designed to compensate you for any financial costs you have incurred or financial losses you have suffered as a result of your injury. This element of any Limb Loss Claim will be unique in every case and will be assessed by your Accredited Personal Injury Solicitor but will include things like:

  • Loss of earnings due to the injury, both historic and anticipated
  • Medical expenses you have incurred, and are likely to incur in the future
  • Medical equipment purchased, such as artificial limbs and prosthetics
  • Mobility aids purchased, such as wheelchairs or mobility scooters
  • Travel expenses related to injury, such as taxis to hospital appointments
  • Loss or damage to property during the incident
  • Home and vehicle adaptation costs.

How much compensation can I expect for a Limb Loss Compensation Claim?

Understandably, this is one of the first and most frequently asked questions when someone is looking to initiate a Loss of Limb Compensation Claim but not one that is easy to answer until we have had the opportunity to fully assess the details of your case.

Whilst we are unable to give an accurate final settlement figure for your claim until we have fully reviewed your case, the figures above offer a guide as to the sort of amounts you might be able to claim for the General Damages element of your Limb Loss Claim.

These figures are based on the personal injury compensation guidelines as outlined by the Judicial College. Every effort has been taken to ensure that these figures are as accurate and up to date as possible and are intended as a guide only.

As with all compensation calculators, the figures stated above only represent the General Damages aspect of your potential claim and do not include any Special Damages you may be entitled to recover. So, to receive a more accurate assessment of the potential value of your Limb Loss Compensation Payout, contact one of PSR Solicitors' Serious Injury Lawyers.

PSR Solicitors are accredited by the Law Society for their expertise in handling personal injury claims and have a long-standing record of successfully settling a varied range of Claims for Loss of Limb Compensation.

 

Loss of Limb Categories

There are generally considered to be two categories of limb loss events, traumatic and surgical (or non-traumatic).

Traumatic Loss of Limb

While any limb loss is obviously traumatic, the term ‘traumatic loss of limb’ refers to the way in which the limb has been lost and applies specifically to instances where the limb has been lost in a sudden, unexpected and violent event. Limbs lost in traumatic injury events account for almost half of all cases of limb loss in the UK.

There is a multitude of ways in which a person can suffer a traumatic limb loss but two of the most common causes are road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. In these types of traumatic injury events, the body part can be severed or torn from the body or, in some cases, can be so severely damaged that it requires surgical removal.

A traumatic limb loss is an extremely serious medical emergency and if there is significant blood loss, can often develop into a life-threatening situation. Fortunately, with the advancements in medical care and the rapid response times of emergency services, the prospects of surviving a traumatic loss of limb have increased dramatically in the last few decades.

Surgical (or Non-Traumatic) Limb Loss

If tissue damage, infection or disease affects a part of the body to the degree where it makes it impossible for the tissue to repair itself, or the effects endanger the person’s life, then the affected part of the body may need to be removed by surgical procedure, this is referred to as a surgical amputation.

Over half of all limbs removed surgically in the UK are as a result of complications of vascular diseases and other conditions that affect blood flow, such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Each week In the UK, there are nearly 200 surgical procedures to remove legs, feet and toes due to diabetes alone, and alarmingly, this number is on the increase.

Whilst many limb removal surgeries are undertaken in response to a long-term medical issue, such as vascular disease, some surgical procedures are carried out as part of the immediate emergency treatment to save someone’s life following a serious injury. Surgical removal of a limb may also be considered if an injured limb has been so badly damaged that it is beyond reconstruction.

Potential reasons a surgical limb removal procedure may need to be carried out include:

  • Diabetes and vascular diseases
  • As part of life-saving emergency treatment following an accident
  • Cancer-related amputation
  • Severe Infection, such as sepsis
  • Deformed limb with limited movement and function
  • Medical negligence or misdiagnosis

Surgical Loss of Limb Classification

Any of the limbs and extremities on the upper or lower body can be surgically removed. The surgical removal of a limb can be classified by two key factors, which limb was affected and at what point on the limb was the surgical removal carried out.

Surgical Removal of Upper Limbs

Surgical Removal of the arms, hands or fingers can be classified as follows:

  • Shoulder Disarticulation – Surgical removal of the entire arm from the shoulder joint. In this procedure, the entire arm is separated from the shoulder blade and collar bone.
  • Forequarter Removal – A forequarter surgical removal also involves the removal of the entire arm at the shoulder. However, it also includes the removal of the shoulder itself, as well as part of the shoulder blade and collar bone.
  • Above the Elbow Limb Loss (Transhumeral) – A transhumeral limb loss is a surgical procedure in which the upper arm bone (humerus) is cut and a portion of it, along with the rest of the arm, is separated from the body.
  • Elbow disarticulation – Removal of the lower arm from the upper arm at the elbow joint.
  • Below the Elbow Limb Loss (Transradial) – This procedure involves the removal of the arm between the elbow and hand, where the use of the elbow is preserved.
  • Wrist Disarticulation – Separation of the wrist and hand from the lower arm. No bones are cut during this procedure.
  • Metacarpal Removal – Removal of the hand or part of the hand where the wrist is left intact and use is preserved.
  • Digit Removal – Removal or partial removal of one (or more) of the fingers or the thumb

Surgical Removal of Lower Limbs

Surgical removal of the legs, feet or toes can be classified as follows::

  • Pelvic Removal, or hemipelvectomy - Surgical Removal of the entire leg and a section of the pelvis. Pelvic removals can be further divided into two sub-categories
    • Internal – Where a part of the pelvis is removed but the leg is retained
    • External – Where both the leg and a section of the pelvis is removed.
  • Hip disarticulation – Separating the entire leg from the pelvis at the hip joint
  • Above the Knee Limb Removal (Transfemoral) – Surgical removal of the lower leg, the knee and part of the upper leg by cutting across the thigh bone (femur)
  • Knee disarticulation – Removal of the lower leg by separating it from the upper leg at the knee joint
  • Below the Knee Limb Removal (Transtibial) – Removing the foot and part of the lower leg by cutting across the bones of the lower leg (tibia and fibula). This is the most common form of limb loss surgery in the UK.
  • Ankle disarticulation – Removing the foot after separating it from the lower leg at the ankle joint
  • Partial Foot Removal – Removing part of the foot below the ankle joint. There are many variations of this type of surgical procedure.
  • Digit removal – Full or partial removal of one or more toes

Double surgical removal refers to the removal of both arms, legs, hands or feet. This type of limb loss event obviously result in the most significant compensation awards due to the considerable impact they will have on the individual.

Making a Loss of Limb Compensation Claim

If you have lost a limb through no fault of your own and you feel there is evidence of 3rd party liability, then you are entitled to try and make a Limb Loss Compensation Claim.

By employing the services of PSR's qualified personal injury lawyers, you have the assurance that you have secured the experience and legal expertise to maximise your chances of winning your claim and receiving the maximum Limb Loss Compensation Settlement that you and your family deserve.

In the unlikely event that your claim proves unsuccessful, our No Win No Fee promise offers you the peace of mind that there will be no legal costs to pay, meaning no risk to you.

All PSR’s Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and our Injury Lawyers in Cheshire are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Claims. Our accredited status as specialists in handling all types of injury claims provides the reassurance you need and guarantees that we have the knowledge and tenacity to secure the maximum levels of compensation for you or your family.

Covering North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside, with offices in Shotton, Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Rhyl, Wrexham, and Wallasey, PSR Solicitors is one of the leading firms of personal injury claims experts out there.   When you recruit the services of our expert solicitors you'll have the confidence that your entire claim is being managed professionally, allowing you to concentrate on the most important issues, such as recovery and rehabilitation.

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