Amputation At Work
What Is An Amputation Accident At Work?
Most accidents at work are relatively minor, including slips, trips or falls or other similar events. In the most serious cases, however, accidents at work can lead to extremely severe injuries such as amputations. Amputations as a result of a work accident represent a permanent effect on your life, and it is essential that you get the support you need to help you deal with this.
An amputation accident at work is extremely stressful, both during the event itself and in the period that follows. Not only are you likely to be in significant pain as you recover, you may also face financial hardship if you need to take time off from work to allow you to heal. Our personal injury claims solicitors are specialists in getting you the compensation you need to give you the financial cushion to get you through this period.
Our Specialist Amputation At Work Solicitors Are Here To Help
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to make the process of making an amputation at work claim as easy as possible for you. We know that the idea of any form of legal action can seem like another stress and worry at an already difficult time. We work hard to make sure that you can relax and concentrate on your recovery, as we take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with getting you the compensation you deserve.
If you are thinking of making an amputation accident at work claim, our amputation accident at work claims team are here to help, 24 hours per day. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.
What Should You Do After Your Amputation Accident At Work?
The most important thing to do after your amputation accident at work is to make sure that you are safe from further harm or injury and that you are getting the first aid or medical assistance you require. Once you have made sure that this is the case, there are some steps that you can take, if you feel that this is possible for you, which can help to provide additional evidence to support your amputation accident at work compensation claim.
It is vital that you have a clear and consistent memory of what happened before, during and after your amputation accident at work. This means that we need to have as many details as possible. Because you never know what the person who was responsible for your amputation accident at work is likely to say in their defence, you will want to have all the details to hand, even ones that may seem irrelevant. In order to help you with this. We advise that you write down everything you can remember, as soon as possible after your amputation accident at work. This should include all details that you think are relevant, especially focussing on anything that made your amputation accident at work more likely.
Were There Any Witnesses To Your Amputation At Work Accident?
It is also important that you try to get the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your amputation accident at work. You are welcome to get them to write down what they have seen, if this is simple to arrange, but if we have their names and contact information, we are able to do this for you at a later date if needed.
Photographs or videos of the place where your amputation accident at work happened can also be very helpful, especially if you are able to highlight anything that made the area unsafe and made your amputation accident at work more likely. Obviously, it is essential that you are careful when trying to obtain pictures and that you don’t put yourself at risk to get them.
Do You Have Evidence To Help Your Amputation At Work Claim?
All of these pieces of supporting evidence can help your case, but we know that there are many situations in which you may not be in a position to provide any of these. Our amputation accident at work compensation claims specialists are here to help, and this includes gathering the evidence needed to support your claim. The most important step you can take to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We are here 24/7 to make sure that you have the help you need when making your amputation accident at work compensation claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive For My Amputation Accident At Work?
Compensation amounts vary hugely, depending on your personal situation and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life. This makes it very difficult to give general advice as to how much you might expect to receive. There are some general principles, however, which can help to be aware of.
All compensation claims are divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by the Judicial College (a governing body). The judicial college creates and updates a list of all types of personal injuries, along with a range of compensation payments that are typical for this type of injury. The ranges are deliberately wide, to allow the individual nature of your specific injury to be taken into account. Whilst this is helpful for personal injury claims solicitors and for the courts, it can make it very difficult for people like you to know how much compensation you are entitled to. This is one way in which our highly experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are able to help. Our years of experience in amputation accident at work claims just like yours allow us to give you the best estimate for how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Special Damages Available For Your Amputation Claims
In addition to this, you are also entitled to compensation for any financial costs, expenses or liabilities that you have incurred as a result of your amputation accident at work. This is designed to ensure that you are not left financially worse off as the result of an amputation accident at work that wasn’t your fault. This can include covering you for the loss of any earnings you could have expected during any period you have needed to be off work, or for the loss of potential future earnings, if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former profession. You are also able to claim the expenses associated with any additional medical care or rehabilitation that might have been necessary and hard to access via the NHS. For those who have very serious injuries, you are entitled to payments to allow you modify your home or vehicle to help you to live as close to the life you had before as possible. In general, you are entitled to claim back any expenses that you have had that would not have occurred had your amputation accident at work not happened.
Maximum Compensation Payouts For Your Work Amputation Claims
In many cases, the second part of your amputation accident at work compensation claim can be substantially larger than the first part. Working with our expert team of amputation accident at work claims specialists means that you can be sure that you are claiming everything you are entitled to. If you would like to discuss the amount of compensation you might receive as a result of your amputation accident at work, or if you are ready to begin your amputation accident at work compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now.
How Can Free Legal Justice Help Me With My Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
Free Legal Justice are dedicated to making sure that your amputation accident at work compensation claim is as simple and stress free as possible. We know that making an amputation accident at work compensation claim is stressful, so we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can get the legal advice and help you need, when you need it. If you are calling from a landline, you can call us free on 0800 567 7074. If you prefer to use your mobile, call 0121 565 4317. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
We Will Listen To You!
When we first discuss your claim with you, our dedicated team are trained to take the time to listen carefully to your story. This allows us to fully understand the causes of your amputation accident at work, the extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. By making sure that we have a complete picture of what happened, we can give you the personalised advice as to the amount of compensation you can expect and the likelihood of your claim being successful.
Our Solicitors Will Do All The Paperwork For Your Amputation Accident Claim
Our team are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your amputation accident at work claim. Acting as your solicitors, we are able to fill out and submit almost everything without you having to worry about time-consuming admin. For those tasks that we do need your signature, we are even able to arrange a home visit, if you feel that this would make things easier.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
No Win No Fee Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claims
We don’t believe that anyone should have to worry about how to afford the legal advice thy need to get the compensation they deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
With a no win no fee agreement, you don’t have to pay anything in order to begin making your claim. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors can begin to act on your behalf. We don’t get paid a penny until the person responsible for your amputation accident at work has accepted liability and we have successfully negotiated a compensation amount that you are happy with. Our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know exactly how much you will receive before agreeing to any compensation amount. This ensures that you will always receive the lion’s share of the payment.
Some Amputation At Work Claims Are Not No Win No Fee
In a few situations, we are unable to work on a no win no fee basis. If you are unlucky enough to fall into this rare category, we will explain this straight away, and we will discuss the range of alternative funding options open to you to make sure that you can still get the legal help you need at a price that you can afford.
If you are considering making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, there’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now and let our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
Can My Employer Fire Me For Making An Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
You should never be made to feel that your job is at risk if you make an amputation accident at work compensation claim. It is actually illegal for your employer to punish you in any way for making a compensation claim following any accident at work, and the penalties can be very severe. They must not fire you, cause you to miss out on promotions or change your job to a less desirable one as a result of you making an amputation accident at work compensation claim.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for seeking the compensation they are entitled to. The compensation you deserve is there to help you get your life back on track after your amputation accident at work, not to punish your employer, and almost all employers understand this.
Making An Work Amputation Claim Helps Keep The Workplace Safer!
Making an amputation accident at work compensation claim can also help to ensure that your workplace is safe and secure for your colleagues. Making a compensation claim can ensure that your employer understands the importance of safety procedures and can help to make your workplace safer for everyone.
It can also be valuable to know that your employer is required to have Employers Liability Insurance. This covers them for any compensation claim made for any accident at work, including an amputation accident at work compensation claim like yours. This means that you do not need to worry that the company will be unable to pay your compensation claim, or that making this payment will lead to the company being unsustainable and you losing your job as a result.
Do You Have Any Questions?
If you are considering making an amputation accident at work compensation claim and you wold like to discuss the impact that this might have on your job, or if you have any other questions, please call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. We are available to help 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
How Do Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claims Work?
In order to make an amputation accident at work compensation claim, you will need to follow the standard process for making any personal injury compensation claim.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you have the help of a personal injury claims solicitor. Our team of experienced amputation accident at work claims specialists are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your amputation accident at work compensation claim. You can call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.
Our First Step Is To Write To The Other Side
Our first step is to write to the person responsible for your amputation accident at work, explaining that you are making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, that you consider them to be liable (the legal term for being to blame) and giving them a deadline by which to respond.
What Happens If My Amputation Claim Is Rejected?
If the other person refuses to accept that they were to blame, we will show them evidence that makes this clear. This evidence comes in many forms, including statements, photographs and videos and even their own accident book. Once we have provided them with evidence, very few employers will continue to dispute liability.
What Happens If My Amputation Claim Is Accepted?
Once the other person has agreed liability for your amputation accident at work, we are able to negotiate with them to agree an amount of compensation that is acceptable to both sides. It is very common for the other party to make a ‘lowball offer’ initially. This is when they offer an amount of compensation that is very much lower than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will accept it, or to adjust your expectations I the hope that you will accept a slightly higher offer than that. We will offer you our expert advice as to whether the offer being made is fair or not, but the final decision as to whether to accept or reject an offer will always be down to you.
Will You Need To Go Court For Your Amputation Accident Claims?
Sometimes, claims will have to go to court to be judged, rather than being settled in the process described above. This is very rare, but it happens if the other person refuses to accept that they were responsible for your amputation accident at work, or if it is not possible to agree on a fair amount of compensation. If this happens in your case, we will be with you throughout the process, making it as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
Once your compensation has been agreed, we will deduct our fee from the amount that you receive. Until this point, you won’t have needed to pay a penny. Our fees are always a minor share of your compensation payment, leaving you with the vast majority to give you the financial support you need.
How To Begin Making An Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claim
Many clients feel daunted at the idea of making an amputation accident at work compensation claim. They are unsure as to whether to go ahead with making a claim at what is often a difficult time. Fortunately, our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Our years of experience mean that we can make the process of making an amputation accident at work compensation claim as simple as possible.
Get Expert Advice From Qualified Amputation Claims Solicitors
If you are considering making a compensation claim for your amputation accident at work, the most important first step is to call us to get expert advice from our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available, free, 24 hours a day on 0800 567 7074. If you are calling from a mobile, call 0121 565 4317. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that you specify at no charge. Contacting our amputation accident at work claims specialists allows you to begin your compensation claim with the best possible advice and help.
We Will Listen To You Carefully
During our conversation, we will ensure that we fully understand the details of your amputation accident at work. This includes the circumstances surrounding your amputation accident at work, who you believe was to blame, the full extent of your injuries and the impact that these injuries have had on your life. Once we have the full picture, we are able to give you the best possible advice and guide you through the next steps of the claims process.
Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claims – How Long Do They Take To Resolve?
It can be difficult to be sure exactly how long a particular amputation accident at work compensation case will take, as some take far longer to finish than others. We realise that it is important to finish your case as quickly as possible, to allow you to put your amputation accident at work behind you and move on.
At the very fastest, cases can be resolved in just a few months, and some can even take just a matter of weeks. For a case to be settled this quickly, the other side will have accepted liability very quickly, without the need for lengthy investigations and evidence-gathering. They will usually be claims for smaller amounts of money, and so associated with less severe injuries. With less money at stake, the other side is less likely to consider it worth their while to string out the negotiations to encourage you to accept a lower offer.
Amputation Accident Claims Take Longer To Settle
Amputation accident at work compensation claims which take longer to be resolved tend to be the very complicated ones. This could be because the injuries involved are very serious, requiring lots of evidence and testimony to understand the appropriate amount of compensation. Alternatively, it could be because the other person refuses to accept liability, or liability is shared between multiple parties. Complicated claims like these will usually take far longer to be resolved.
Should All Amputations Accidents At Work Be Included In The Accident Book?
It is a legal requirement that all workplaces have an accident book, which is there to ensure that all accidents, injuries and near misses are recorded in a single location. Your amputation accident at work should be recorded as soon as possible after it has happened, although it is important that any injuries are looked after first. The accident book is there to ensure that there is a clear and accurate record of the health and safety history of a company, so it is important that it is kept up to date.
My Work Accident Was Not Written In The Accident Book – Can I Still Claim Compensation?
Accidents are sometimes not recorded in the accident book. This is often because the person who was responsible for making sure that the incident was recorded is busy looking after the person who has been injured. In less benign cases, an employer may attempt to protect themselves from liability by not recording an accident or injury in the accident book, hoping to later deny that it happened.
Accident Book Is Evidence!
We will often use the accident book as evidence in your amputation accident at work compensation claim, but we do not need your accident or injury to have been recorded in there to make a successful claim. Our dedicated team of amputation accident at work specialists are experts in finding alternative types of evidence to support your account of events and getting you the compensation you deserve.
If you notice that your amputation accident at work has not been recorded in the accident book, it is much better to deal with this in email, as opposed to a conversation. Sending an email to an appropriate person (maybe your manager or a member of HR) allows you to have written proof that you have notified your employer of what happened and that you have asked that it be written into the accident book. If they fail to do this, your emails can be used as evidence, and they will have to explain to the court why they did not fulfil their legal obligations.
I Suffered An amputation Accident At Work. Can I Claim Compensation?
If you have suffered an amputation accident at work, you may be unsure as to whether you are entitled to claim compensation. In most cases, you will be able to make a claim, but there are a few conditions that must be met.
The first and most basic requirement for you to make an amputation accident at work compensation claim is that you must have suffered an amputation accident at work. You are not able to make a claim for a near miss, where you narrowly avoided an amputation accident at work. You are also only able to claim if were in some way damaged or harmed as a result of what happened. If you were very lucky and avoided all injury, you are not able to make a compensation claim. Your injuries can be mental as well as physical, but you can only claim for what you actually experienced.
Was Someone Else To Blame For Your Amputation At Work Accident?
The second thing that is required for you to make a compensation claim is that there must be someone else who was at fault in your amputation accident at work. They do not have to have caused it directly, but they must have been in some way responsible for keeping you safe. If your accident or injury occurred at work, this can be very easy to demonstrate, as your employer has a legal obligation t consider your health and safety and to take all appropriate steps to protect you.
The other person must also have been able to foresee or anticipate what has happened to you. This doesn’t mean that they must have actually known that it would happen, but that they could have considered it, if they had put sufficient thought and care into health and safety concerns.
The final requirement is that the other party must have failed to take sufficient steps to protect your safety. This doesn’t mean that you can’t claim unless they did nothing. You are still able to make a compensation claim if the measures they put in place were inadequate.
Contact Our Amputation At Work Claims Solicitors
If you have suffered an amputation accident at work and you believe that someone else was to blame, we are here to help you put together the best possible amputation accident at work compensation claim. Call our experienced team of expert personal injury claims solicitors on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to see how we can help.
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