If you have lost a limb in an accident, whether you have been trapped in a machine at work or been injured in a serious motorbike accident, we know how difficult it can be to cope on your own. The injury itself will be causing you pain and suffering but it will also place severe limitations on your lifestyle. In addition you are likely to be suffering from a loss of income which can add further strain to your situation.
Our specialist amputation solicitors can help you with everything, from claiming for your injury and your losses, such as loss of earnings and travel expenses, to arranging private medical treatment and rehabilitation to assist in your recovery and get your life back on track. Pursuing compensation for your loss of limb is not something you have to do on your own, you need specialist advice. Trust us to help you.
About Amputation Compensation Claims
Compensation for accidents leading to a loss of a limb depends on many factors such as the extent of the amputation, the age of the injured person and their profession. Some people can continue pretty much as they did before the accident however with others, such an injury can devastate their lives. Consideration has to be given to providing help around the home, prostheses, home and vehicle adaptation and re-training in a different area of employment. Such claims often take many years to conclude as the extent of the effects of the injury are only known once the injured person has learnt to cope with their disability.
Securing the maximum amount of compensation won’t remove the pain or trauma you have experienced or the injuries you have suffered but it will be fundamental to your recovery and will protect you from any financial disadvantage. It will allow you to access the very best treatments, services and medical professionals that will combine to help you come to terms with your injury and begin to live independently again. By seeking the expertise of trusted, legal professionals you are giving yourself the best chance of a successful claim and receiving every penny you deserve.
Your compensation award is there as recompense for what has happened to you and will cover costs including:
- Medical treatments and support
- Rehabilitation therapies
- Specialist equipment including the most innovative and advanced prosthetics
- Adaptations to your home to help you remain as independent as possible
- Loss of earnings both now and in the future
- Additional expenses including travel to and from hospital appointments
Injuries resulting in Traumatic Limb Loss or Surgical Amputation
Injuries resulting in surgical amputation are completely life-changing and are often the most difficult to come to terms with. They can affect mobility and independence and make it impossible to carry on with life as it was before. It is understandable therefore that injuries of this nature are amongst the most traumatic and distressing. They are frequently the consequence of serious accidents including:
- Road traffic accidents & Motorcycle Accidents
- Accidents at work
- Falling from a height
- Military involvement
It is imperative that you receive maximum support from the outset in order to receive swift and vital treatment to put you on the road to recovery and to protect both your physical and mental well-being.
Our experienced solicitors can help you with a wide range of amputation claims such as:
- Leg amputation
- Hand amputation
- Foot amputation
- Arm Amputation
- Finger Amputation
- Amputation of Multiple limbs
Can I make a Compensation Claim for Limb Loss?
If you have been the victim of a serious injury in the past three years that has resulted in an amputation and you believe that it was caused by the fault or negligence of someone else then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Financial settlements for injuries resulting in amputation are generally much greater than those awarded for other serious harm due to the severity, permanence and impact of the injuries, which will last a lifetime.
The amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive will be dependent on a number of factors including the extent of your injuries, the full impact on you and your loved ones, whether you can continue working, how long your recovery is likely to take and all the financial implications of what has happened to you.
How do I make a Compensation Claim?
Pursuing a compensation claim can feel daunting and overwhelming, particularly after everything you have already been through. Financial recompense however is essential to your recovery and we are here to help make everything as easy and straightforward as possible for you.
From the moment of your initial enquiry we are here to offer guidance and support and will gather the details of where and how the injury occured, how you have been affected and the long-term prognosis for your injuries. We will need details such as who else was involved and whether there were any witnesses. We will then be able advise on how likely it is that your claim will be successful and how much compensation you can expect to receive.
We understand that these conversations may be difficult and upsetting for you but we will go at a pace you are comfortable with and will never put pressure on you or make you feel rushed. We can carry out face-to-face appointments with you at home or in hospital and will do everything we can to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
What if I've suffered Limb Loss through an Accident at Work?
Accidents in the workplace are one of the most common causes of serious injury where amputation is the consequence. We frequently represent clients who have been injured while using heavy machinery or equipment such as on building sites or in factories and also those who have been injured as the result of chemical spills in laboratories or on industrial plants.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is clear about your employer’s responsibility to provide a safe working environment, including adequate training, supervision, equipment and protective clothing. If your employer has not met their responsibilities then you may be able to pursue a claim against them.
Many people worry about losing their job as a result of making a personal injury claim but the law is on your side and you are fully protected. It is illegal for your employer to make you redundant, harass you or create a hostile environment that makes you want to leave your job.
We can advise you on these matters to put your mind at ease and will support you at all stages.
PSR: Serious Injury Lawyers to Trust in
We are the premier personal injury solicitors across North Wales and Cheshire specialising in all areas of serious personal injury. Our accreditation by the Law Society for personal injury services is testament to the quality personal injury advice that we provide and we are also proud to have achieved the Lexcel Practice Management Standard for delivering excellent legal services to all our clients.
We understand fully the trauma and distress you have been through and will do everything in our power to help right the wrongs of what has happened to you. We are committed to securing you a financial package and care plan that will best meet your needs and will provide ongoing support and legal advice:
- We will be proactive and diligent in our pursuit of your compensation.
- We will ensure that financial support is put in place and interim payments made so that you are not out of pocket while your claim is settled.
- If you are unable to work or your income is reduced as a direct result of your injury, we will make sure that you are claiming all the benefits to which you are entitled.
- We will advise on personal injury trusts to protect your compensation claim from future means testing and care costs and to help you manage such a large sum of money.
Contact PSR Solicitors
So if you have suffered an amputation as a result of an accident and you want free advice on claiming compensation from a fully qualified personal injury solicitor then please contact us now.
We have been established since 2009 and have offices throughout North Wales and Cheshire. As a leading team of Serious Injury Lawyers in the UK and Wales, you can contact us safe in the knowledge that one of our expert solicitors will take care of everything for you on a No Win No Fee basis, allowing you to carry on with your life whilst we proceed with your legal case.
Using one of our specialist solicitors ensures that you have a better chance of winning your claim and receiving all of the compensation and help that you are entitled to all on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won't have any legal costs to pay if your claim is unsuccessful so No Win No Fee = No Risk To You.
Some legal firms don’t use qualified solicitors to deal with amputation claims anymore, at PSR Solicitors however we believe that your case deserves special attention from a dedicated solicitor.
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