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Loss of Limb Claims
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 has 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.
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I contacted PSR after hearing about their efficiency and expert knowledge. They charge a relatively small fee and made the process completely stress free.
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 Both Hands
£107,000 - £153,200
Loss of One Hand
£73,100 - £83,325
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
Complete Loss of Thumb
£33,330 - £51,460
Partial Loss of Thumb - Affecting Grip and Dexterity
£11,820 - £15,740
Loss of Both Legs Above the Knee
£225,960 - £264,650
Loss of Both Legs - One Above the Knee & One Below the Knee
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 Both Feet
£158,970 - £189,110
Loss of One Foot
£78,800 - £102,890
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
Please remember these Injury Compensation Claim Settlement values are provided as guidelines only and are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines surrounding general damages for pain and suffering.
We are expert & accredited Personal Injury Lawyers. While some firms settle for ease and speed, we work hard to secure the highest possible compensation payouts. Trust our experts.
Paul Rossiter LLB Law
I qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and worked as a Personal Injury Specialist throughout my legal career, dealing with high value serious injury cases obtaining both compensation and rehabilitation for my clients. I was a member of APIL (Association Of Personal injury Lawyers) and recognised by the Law Society as being a Senior Personal Injury Solicitor.
After working in various law firms, both small high street firms and a larger practice in Manchester, I saw a gap in the market for a high quality practice that had the same core high street values of being personable and approachable and combining them with the efficiency and professionalism of a larger practice. PSR Solicitors was therefore established in 2009 and since then PSR Solicitors has provided high quality legal services to local clients throughout North Wales and Cheshire.
I live in Chester with my young family and 2 dogs and enjoy regular holidays along the coast of North Wales and Ibiza.
I have recently been asked to join the board of trustees at Platform For Life, a mental health counselling charity in Chester. Good mental health is the foundation of a more fulfilled, happy and healthy life, yet many families struggle to access the help and support they need to achieve it. Platform for Life offers free local counselling and play therapy for families who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury
Richard Layfield LLB
I've been a Solicitor at PSR Solicitors since March 2013 and am head of Personal Injury throughout the firm as well as having full responsibility for managing the Rhyl office.
I completed both my Law LLB and LPC degrees at Cardiff University, graduating in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Thereafter, I completed my 2-year training contract at a firm based in Cardiff, then I was retained by this firm as a Criminal Defence Solicitor until I decided to relocate up to North Wales.
As an experienced personal injury and civil litigation Solicitor, I represent Claimants in all manner of personal injury case work including injuries as a result of Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work, and Occupiers Liability Accidents. I handle all types off personal injury claims from the minor right through to complex, serious injury claims.
Outside of work I'm a keen rugby fan, who enjoys running and travel.
USUAL LOCATIONS: Shotton Office, Rhyl Office, Ellesmere Port Office, Wallasey Office
Solicitor - Head of Litigation
Mark House LLB
I completed my law degree and legal practice course at Nottingham Law School, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2004. I then worked at a specialist personal injury firm in the East Midlands and a leading regional firm, before joining PSR in 2017.
With PSR I've continued to specialise in acting for Personal Injury claimants and have developed a keen understanding of the procedures and tactics involved in pursuing a claim, as well as the difficulties and concerns faced by people who have suffered as the result of an accident.
Since 2014 I've been proud to help hundreds of people. I've represented the public in all manner of injury claims, including serious orthopaedic injuries, brain damage, and psychological trauma. I was instructed to deal with claims for clients in the aftermath of the Potters Bar rail crash and the Penhallow hotel fire.
In addition, I represent clients in relation to all manner of disputes. I have dealt with professional negligence claims, such as those against solicitors and builders. I have helped clients recover money which is due to them and to dispute invoices which have been sent to them. I have helped business defend claims against them. I have tackled neighbour and boundary disputes.
I live locally to the Colwyn Bay office, and outside of work, I enjoy taking advantage of the coastal and mountain outdoor activities which are available on the doorstep. I'm also heavily involved with an outdoor pursuits charity, which I find an enjoyable and rewarding way of using my free time.
USUAL LOCATIONS: Shotton Office, Wrexham Office, Colwyn Bay Office, Wallasey Office
Jasmine Simpson LLB (Hons)
I joined PSR Solicitors in May 2022 as part of their first cohort of Trainee Solicitors. After being admitted as a Solicitor in August 2023, I joined the firm's Litigation Department.
I completed my Law degree at The University of Liverpool in 2018, then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, Chester.
Outside of work I enjoy making the most of living in North Wales and often spend my weekends on the Llyn Peninsula. I also enjoy going to the gym, skiing holidays and travelling to warmer destinations.
USUAL LOCATIONS: Rhyl Office, Colwyn Bay Office
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.
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:
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. You may also be entitled to interim payments, depending on the severity and effect of your injury on your quality of life. 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.
There are generally considered to be two categories of limb loss events, traumatic and surgical (or non-traumatic).
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 are 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 accidents at work. 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.
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
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 in types of amputation based on two key factors: which limb was affected and at what point on the limb was the surgical removal carried out.
Surgical Removal of the arms, hands or fingers can be classified as follows:
Surgical removal of the legs, feet or toes can be classified as follows:
Double surgical removal refers to the removal of both arms, legs, hands or feet. This type of limb loss event obviously results in the most significant compensation awards due to the considerable impact they will have on the individual.
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 guide you through the claims process. We can maximise your chances of winning your claim for compensation and receiving the maximum Limb Loss Compensation Settlement that you and your family deserve.
In the unlikely event that your claim proves unsuccessful, we work on a No Win No Fee basis. We offer 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, Wallasey and Chester, 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.
Your Personal Injury claim is vitally important, which is why we will contact you within an hour of your initial contact with us during normal working hours, or at the earliest opportunity on the next working day if you contact us after close of business.
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