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Amputation Injuries

Losing a limb can be a devastating, traumatic and life-changing event for an injured person and their loved ones. There may be many emotional and physical impacts on a person’s life following the loss of a limb, such as a requirement to change employment, the need to give up playing sports or taking part in certain activities, the requirement to make adaptations and changes to the home, and a general loss of enjoyment in carrying out day-to-day tasks. At Beacon Law, our amputation claim solicitors can help you make the first steps in moving on from an accident which required a limb to be amputated by recovering the compensation you deserve.

How Can Amputation Claim Solicitors Help?

Although compensation will not make up for the loss of a limb, it can assist you in your recovery and ensure that you have the finance required to make certain changes in your life. Our specialist solicitors will fight to ensure that you obtain the treatment and medical care you require, (such as physiotherapy or assistance in obtaining a prosthetic limb) and the compensation you are entitled to recover as the result of your injury.

We can arrange any treatment required to assist in the physical and recovery of your injury, if required, such as physiotherapy or counselling.

We will also assist you in the recovery of any past and future losses, such as loss of earnings, treatment costs or the cost of any additional care and assistance which you may require as the result of your accident and injuries.

Accidents Which Cause Amputation Injuries

There are many different types of accidents which result in serious injuries, such as amputations. Our amputation claims solicitors have dealt with a wide range of claims arising from accidents such as:

  • Medical Negligence – Many surgical amputations have been required as the result of mistakes made by medical staff whilst carrying out treatment.
  • Road Traffic Accidents – Road traffic accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries, such as those which require the amputation of a limb.
  • Accidents at Work – Many types of accidents at work may cause serious injuries and the need for the amputation of a limb. These types of accidents may be caused by defective equipment, unsafe machinery, lack of training, lack of PPE, falling objects, and unsafe practices in the workplace.
  • Accidents in Public Places – Slips, trips, falls, and other accidents in public places or occupied building may lead to injuries which require the amputation of a limb.

If you have been involved in an accident which has led to you or a loved one suffering an amputation, you may be entitled to make an amputation compensation claim.

Common Types of Amputation

Beacon Law amputation claim solicitors have dealt with many amputation injury claims for compensation. The most common types of amputation claims which we have dealt with include:

  • The amputation of one or more fingers or part amputation of fingers.
  • The amputation or part amputation of one or both hands.
  • The amputation or part amputation of one or both arms.
  • The amputation or part amputation of one or both legs.
  • The amputation or part amputation of one or both feet.
  • The amputation or part amputation of one or multiple toes.

What to do After a Suffering a Serious Injury

If you sustained an injury which required amputation, it is likely that you required immediate medical attention.

After you have received treatment for your injuries, you should contact the responsible party (or your insurers if you were involved in an RTA) and request that details of the incident are recorded. If possible, you should obtain a copy of this report as it may be useful for your case.

It will also be of benefit to your case if you can obtain evidence of the accident, such as photographs of the scene of the accident, or the area in which your accident happened. Photographs of your injuries and details of any witnesses to your accident may also be of use to your case.

If you believe that someone was to blame for your accident and you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation, get in touch with Beacon Law to speak to one of our experienced amputation claim solicitors.

Making a Claim for an Amputation Injury

The thought of making a claim for an amputation injury may be daunting, especially if you are unaware of the processes involved.

If you sustained your injury at work, you might also feel anxious at the possibility of your employer terminating your employment or treating your negatively due to the fact that you are making a claim against them. You should rest assured in the knowledge that your employer will not be permitted to do this. Your employer will also have employers liability insurance in place to cover any workplace accidents as a result of their negligence. Any compensation paid to you will be paid by your employer’s insurance company and will not be paid directly by your employers.

The process of making this type of claim will start by you contacting us using the contact information below, or filling in the form at the top of the page to request a call back from one of our friendly solicitors. We will discuss the process of making a claim with you, including funding and timescales.

We will then send you out some paperwork to fill in and return to us so that we can initiate your claim. We will then send all the details of the claim to your employer, and we will keep you updated throughout your case.

Beacon Law will work hard to ensure you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries and additional losses.

There is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim (although this can be extended in certain circumstances), so it is best to initiate the claim soon after the date of the accident.

How Much Compensation Will You Receive for an Amputation Injury?

The amount of compensation you receive for your amputation injury will vary depending on a number of factors. When valuing your injury, we will take into consideration the limb which was affected, whether the amputation was a full or partial amputation and the physical and emotional impact which the amputation had on your life, for example, whether the injury caused you to have to change jobs or stop participating in any type of sports or activities.

As amputation injuries often have long-term impacts on the life of an injured party, compensation awards can be particularly high.

We will base the valuation of your general damages on recent case law, as well as guidelines set out by the Judicial College.

You will also be able to make a claim for special damages which include additional financial losses sustained as a result of your injuries. These can include:

  • Loss of earnings if you required time off due to the accident, or if you have been required to change or leave your employment as a result.
  • Travel costs – for travel to and from medical appointments.
  • Parking costs at medical appointments.
  • Care and Assistance compensation for any paid or additional unpaid care required as a result of the accident; this can include care provided by a family member.
  • Medical treatment costs.
  • Costs of making any required adjustments to your home as the result of your injuries.

You should ensure that you keep all receipts and invoices for your additional losses as these will be required to prove your loss.

Beacon Law: No Win, No Fee Amputation Claim Solicitors

At Beacon Law, we offer our services on a no-win, no fee basis. This type of funding means that, in most circumstances, you will not be required to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. If your claim is successful, we will deduct a percentage of your compensation to cover our fee, and a small amount will also be deducted to cover the cost of an After the Event Insurance Policy. To find out more about our fees, have a look at the funding section on our website.

Why Choose Beacon Law: Amputation Claim Solicitors?

Beacon Law are specialist personal injury Solicitors based in Manchester. We have helped many of our clients obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries sustained as the result of an accident at work, road traffic accidents, accidents in public places, and accidents whilst receiving medical treatment.

We have years of experience in assisting those who have experienced all types of amputation injuries. We deal with personal injury claims on a daily basis and have vast experience in injury-related cases.

Claiming compensation can be a difficult task to carry out alone; therefore, it is essential that you have expert Solicitors to guide you through the process.

 If you have sustained an amputation injury, you can initiate your claim for compensation by having an initial consultation with a member of staff from our personal injury department. Simply having a chat with us about your case does not mean you have to choose us to act as your Solicitors. It may be useful to discuss the circumstances specific to your case and obtain legal advice by way of an initial consultation. 

You can request an initial consultation by completing the online help form, and an experienced amputation claim solicitor will contact you to discuss your case. Alternatively, you can call us on 0330 1332 857, and we will be happy to assist you with your query.

Beacon Law are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out about our no win, no fee funding, have a look at the funding section on our website.

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