Whether you or a family member have had a negative amputation experience via the negligence of a medical professional, during medical treatment, or have had an accident at work, on the road, or in a public place which has resulted in the loss of a limb or an amputation injury, we believe it is important that you receive your deserved compensation.
Losing a limb can be a very traumatic experience for those who have received excellent medical treatment or have not experienced a personal injury. Therefore, in cases where an amputation such as a leg or a finger has occurred unnecessarily or incorrectly, it can lead to feelings of distress or betrayal.
Who is eligible to make amputation compensation claims?
If you have been injured in any type of accident which has been caused by another party’s negligence, you likely have grounds to make a claim for compensation. All accidents are unique; therefore, it would be best to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim.
Wildwood Legal have assisted claimants who have suffered all types of amputations in recovering the compensation settlement they deserve.
Common accidents that lead to amputation compensation claims
There are many ways in which amputation injuries may occur. They could take place at work, for example, on a building site or in a factory. Furthermore, they could occur through clinical negligence. Individuals may have faced amputation of limbs when it was not necessary, had an amputation completed badly or experienced further complications due to an amputation.
When car accidents happen, people can often face serious injuries which result in amputation. Alternatively, you may have been involved in an accident in a public place, on holiday or on an aircraft, leading to a serious injury.
If you are considering a claim and want to seek further information regarding an accident that you have been involved in, please get in touch to speak to a solicitor.
If you have been involved in an accident at work, what are your employer’s responsibilities?
If you have been involved in an amputation accident at work, it is important that you explore the possibility of a claim, as workplace negligence may have been a factor within the accident. Your employer has strict responsibilities to ensure that their employees do not get injured.
On a building site, these include the provision of a safe working environment, the provision of safe scaffolding, the provision of appropriate training, the prevention of falling objects and the assurance that their workers know where and how to store the equipment safely.
The above duties are vital to ensure safety within the workplace. However, this list is not exhaustive and does not cover other workplaces where amputation injuries may occur.
Please contact Wildwood Legal to seek more information on this. In cases where individuals have experienced amputation injuries on a building site, it is important to highlight whether
these regulations have been implemented on your site. If they have not, a claim for compensation would be suitable.
What are the time limits for making amputation compensation claims?
As with all personal injury claims, the time limit for completing a claim or initiating Court proceedings is three years. This does not apply to under 18’s or those who lack the mental capacity to make a claim for themselves.
However, if these exceptions do not relate to you, you have three years from the date that the injury occurred. Moreover, if it has taken time to conclude that your injury has resulted from clinical negligence or an accident at work, you have three years from the date of this realisation.
What is the claim process for amputation compensation claims?
Following the amputation injury, you should seek legal advice from a solicitor and begin to gather evidence immediately. An amputation injury matter will rely on substantial evidence; therefore, you should request any relevant medical records, medical reports, photographs of any injuries or injury related symptoms and witness statements. In order to prove financial losses, you should also gather documents which prove loss of earnings, such as bank statements.
Once the evidence collection has occurred, a legal expert will be able to provide tailored advice for your claim.
Amputation injuries are very serious, so you should visit the hospital immediately. Whilst medical treatment is ongoing, it is important to keep a record of any necessary information.
Once you are able, contact Wildwood Legal who will be able to commence the claim and prepare the appropriate documents. Negotiations and settlement will occur in the same way that they would in a clinical negligence or personal injury matter.
How will my damages be calculated?
The damages that you will receive will vary depending on the severity of the injury and the time that it will take to recover from. At Wildwood Legal, we can calculate an estimation of your damages so that you have a clear idea from the commencement of the matter.
Damages are split into general damages and special damages.
Firstly, general damages are those which refer to the amount of compensation that you will receive for your injury. This figure will cover your loss of amenity, suffering and pain and will be dependent on the impact that the injury has had on your life, and the impact that it will have on your future.
Special damages refer to any further financial losses that you may have as a direct result of the accident. Your loss of earnings, travel costs, medication costs, care assistance costs, future earnings and self-employed earnings will be considered when special damages are being calculated.
In order to accurately assess how much compensation you will receive, we will recommend that you attend an appointment with a medical expert who can prepare a comprehensive medical report.
Can I receive assistance with my finances prior to the conclusion of my case?
If an amputation injury has forced you into a position where you are unable to work, you may be worried about finances as you face further outgoings. These outgoings may include medical treatment costs, travel costs or loss of earnings.
In cases such as these, interim payments are available. These payments can be made prior to the final settlement, aiding you in the payment of costs such as rehabilitation or private medical care.
How much do amputation compensation claims cost?
We can always guarantee 100% transparency with our fees, and if we decide to proceed with your amputation compensation claim, we will most likely work on a Conditional Fee Agreement. This agreement states that we work on a ‘no win, no fee basis’.
Therefore, if we fail to win your case, you are not required to pay us any fees at all. However, if we win the case, we will take a small percentage of your compensation. This is to cover our costs and will always be agreed with you prior to the commencement of the matter.
Throughout the duration of the matter, we will encourage you to query any information that you are unsure of as we are always extremely happy to answer any of your questions.
How can Wildwood Legal assist with your amputation injury claims?
Wildwood Legal is a law firm which consists of experienced personal injury solicitors, who can be relied on to seek the maximum compensation for your claim. We understand that an amputation injury can be a significant trauma within an individuals’ life. Therefore, they deserve to receive a compensation which is consistent with their suffering.
Through the implementation of our experience, we are confident in the legal skills and advice that we use when claiming compensation. Furthermore, our expertise can be supported by our excellent testimonials from previous clients. The helpful information from our previous clients can often be of great use when considering whether to propose a claim, as it ensures that you know that your case is in safe hands.
We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This regulation further proves our integrity. We implement their key aims through all our work and uphold their standards in our everyday practice. To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us on 01423 209 046 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please utilize our free chat facility to find out more from an amputation solicitor.
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