Amputation Work Claims

What Is An Amputation Accident At Work?

An amputation is the loss of part or all of a limb, and they are some of the most serious and traumatic injuries you can experience. In some cases, it may be possible to adapt relatively quickly to your amputation at work injury, for example if it results in the loss of a single finger or toe. In other cases, the amputation of an arm or leg can lead to much more extensive changes to your home, lifestyle and working practices. Amputation at work compensation claims are some of the most complex to resolve, as the compensation payments often require a great deal of negotiation and evidence to demonstrate the impact that your amputation injury has had on your life. It is essential that you seek the best possible legal advice to ensure that you receive the compensation payment you deserve in your amputation at work claim.

Are You Stressed About Making Work Amputation Claims?

You might wonder whether it is worth making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, worrying that it might just be adding another source of stress while you are still struggling to deal with the consequences of your amputation accident at work. Our personal injury claims solicitors are highly experienced in helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve. We aim to take all of the worry out of your amputation accident at work claim.

If you have suffered an amputation accident at work and would like more information about whether you are able to make a compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin the process of making your claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our dedicated team are here to help.

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How To Respond Following An Amputation Accident At Work

The most important consideration following your amputation accident at work is keeping yourself safe. Make sure that you are out of any additional danger and that you have access to any first aid or medical assistance you may require. Once you have dealt with those absolute priorities, however, there are a few things you can do that might help to provide additional support for your amputation accident at work compensation claims.

It is essential that you make sure that you remember clearly all of the circumstances surrounding your amputation accident at work. The more details you are able to provide, the better your evidence will be. Writing down exactly what happened and the circumstances that led to your amputation accident at work, especially if you can do it soon afterwards, can help you to remember far more details and it can also be used as further evidence.

Amputation Claims Are All About Evidence

Another helpful thing to do is to make sure that you have the names and contact details for any witnesses who might have seen what happened. These pictures can also help to provide additional evidence if the person responsible for your amputation accident at work disputes your account.

Taking photographs and videos of the place where your amputation accident at work occurred, and making sure that you have a visual record of any relevant details can also be incredibly helpful. You should only do this if it is safe to do so, and we are happy to assist with this if preferred.

The most important thing that you can do to help with a future amputation accident at work compensation claim, however, is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. This will allow you to get the expert help you need to make your amputation accident at work compensation claim as stress free and straightforward as possible.

How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Amputation Accidents 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.

Compensation claims are comprised of two main parts. The first, and usually the easiest to calculate, is to compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. The follows guidelines set down nationally by the Judicial College, which provides a range of payments that are considered appropriate for any particular injury. These ranges can be very broad, as they are designed to take into account the individual nature of your personal injury.

Special Damages For Amputation At Work Claims

The second, and often much larger, part of your compensation claim is to compensate you for any costs, expenses or losses associated with your amputation accident at work. The aim of compensation is to give you as close as possible to the same situation as you would have ad if your amputation accident at work had not occurred. This means that you are able to claim for any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your amputation accident at work, or even for the loss of the earnings you would have been likely to receive if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your previous work. You may also be entitled to claim for additional medical support, the help of a carer if this has become necessary and even some modifications to your home or vehicle if they are necessary to allow you to resume the life you had previously.

As may now be obvious, the amount that you are able to claim in the second part of this compensation is often far greater than that available if you were just taking the Judicial College guidelines into account. Our dedicated team are able to ensure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses you are entitled to, because we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of an amputation accident at work that wasn’t your fault.

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How Can Free Legal Justice Help Me With My Amputation Accident At Work Claim?

We want to take as much of the stress out of the period following your amputation accident at work as we can. This is why we have our lines open 24/7. You can call us at any time on 0800 567 7074 (best for landline calls) or 0121 565 4317 (best for calls from mobiles). If you prefer, you can claim online and we will arrange a call back for you at a time to suit you. This means that you know that you have access to expert legal advice, whenever you need it.

Our experienced amputation accident at work claims specialists will take the time to listen carefully when you explain what has happened to you. We know that your situation is unique, and we want to make sure that we understand the circumstances surrounding your amputation accident at work, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your amputation accident at work has impacted your life. This means that we are able to give you the personalised care and legal advice that you deserve.

Our Amputation Claims Solicitors Do All The Paperwork

Our expert teams are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your amputation accident at work compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.

Making an amputation accident at work compensation claim doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. Al you need to do is call us today and get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.

What If I Am Worried About How To Afford My Amputation Accident At Work?

We want you to have access to the expert legal advice you need to have the best chance with your amputation accident at work compensation claim, without needing to put yourself at financial risk or making any up front payments. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to most 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.

Not All Amputation At Work Claims Are Done On A No Win No Fee Basis

For a very few clients, we may be unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unfortunate event that your amputation accident at work falls into this category, we will inform you of this straight away and will discuss possible alternative funding options to give you a cost-effective way to get the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.

If you are thinking of making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, call now on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve for your amputation accident at work.

Will I Lose My Job If I Make 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.

Most employers are actually very understanding about your need to make an amputation accident at work compensation claim, as they know that it is essential that you get the support you need to get your life back on track after your amputation accident at work.

Making Amputation Claims Help The Workplace Be 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.

All employers are required to take out Employers Liability Insurance, which will pay out your compensation claim. This means that you do not need to be concerned that your company may not have the money to pay your amputation accident at work compensation claim or that jobs may be at risk if you make your claim.

If you are thinking of making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. Our experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help.

How Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claims Works

Making a compensation claim follows the same process for all kinds of personal injury claims, including amputation accident at work claims

Your first step will be to make sure that you have the legal advice and support you will need. Our dedicated personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience making amputation accident at work claims just like yours. You can get in touch by calling us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claiming online and we will get back to you at a time that suits you.

Our Amputation Work Claims Solicitors Write To The Other Side

Once we are able to act on your behalf, we write to the person at fault in your amputation accident at work. We let them know that you are making a compensation claim following your amputation accident at work, and we request that they acknowledge that it was their fault (this is known as us asking them to ‘accept liability’). We will give them a deadline by which they must respond.

What Happens When Liability Is Rejected?

If your employer does not accept that they are to blame for your amputation accident at work, we will set about proving this. We might request evidence from you, if you have any available, and we may also seek out other forms of evidence ourselves, such as taking photographs or seeking expert testimony. Accidents at work almost always result in the employer admitting liability.

What Happens When Liability Is Accepted For My Amputation Claim?

As soon as liability has been agreed, it is time to decide how much compensation should be paid out. This is agreed through a process of negotiation. Throughout these negotiations, you remain in full control. We will inform you of every offer that is made, and give you our expert opinion as to whether the offer is fair or not, given the exact circumstances surrounding your amputation accident at work. This means that you can be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and fair, given your specific injuries and the way in which your amputation accident at work has impacted your life.

Will You Need To Go Court For Your Amputation Work Claims?

Almost all amputation accident at work compensation claims are resolved through the above process. In very rare cases, the other party will either not accept that they were at fault, or they will refuse to offer a fair amount of compensation given your injuries. In these situations, we may need to go to court to allow a judge to decide your case. If this happens, we will support you throughout the process.

We only take our fees once compensation has been agreed and is being transferred to you. Our fees are a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always receive the bulk of your compensation payment directly into your bank account. This allows you to have the financial support you need and lets you concentrate on your recovery.

Starting An Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claim

Making an amputation accident at work claim can seem daunting. It can be hard to decide whether to go ahead with making a claim, and you may be unsure who to trust. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to make their amputation accident at work compensation claims.

If you are considering making a compensation claim following your amputation accident at work, your first step should always be to ensure that you have the best possible legal advice. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to help you decide whether you would like to continue with your amputation accident at work compensation claim. Our expert team of dedicated amputation accident at work specialists are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give you the advice you need. Call us free on 0800 567 7074 (or 0121 565 4317 for mobiles). If you prefer, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that suits you.

Our Amputation Claims Solicitors Listen To You!

In order to give you the best possible advice, we will need to understand the full details of your amputation accident at work. It is important that we know the circumstances surrounding your amputation accident at work, who you believe was responsible for it, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your life has been affected by what has happened to you. Once we understand all of this, we are able to give you the accurate, personalised advice that you deserve.

How Long Does It Take To Make An Amputation Accident At Work Claim?

Amputation accident at work compensation claims can differ dramatically in terms of how long they take to resolve. Despite this, we understand that you need your case resolved as quickly as possible. Resolving your case allows you to move on from your amputation accident at work, with the financial support you need behind you.

Some of the very quickest cases to resolve can be completed in as little as a few weeks. These are always very simple cases in which the other side has accepted liability very quickly and without the need for extensive evidence-gathering. These cases are usually for the less serious injuries, as the compensation amounts are smaller ad there is less incentive for the other side to draw out negotiations to encourage you to accept less compensation than you are entitled to.

Some Amputation Claims Take Longer To Settle

If your case is more complicated, for example if there is more than one person or organisation responsible for your amputation accident at work or if the other side refuses to accept that they were liable for what happened, your case may take much longer to be resolved. The cases that take longest to complete are those which cannot be settled out of court and which require a judge to make the final decision.

What If There Is No Record Of My Amputation Accident At Work In The Accident Book?

Your workplace will always have an accident book, which is there to record all accidents, injuries and near misses that occur. By ensuring that all events are listed in the accident book, it is possible to look at a company’s health and safety history in detail. All injuries should be recorded as soon as possible after they occur, to ensure that the person completing the record can have the most accurate information, although this should not be done at the expense of looking after anyone who has been injured.

Recording all accidents or injuries in the accident book is a legal requirement. Despite this, some can be overlooked. This often happens after serious incidents, as the priority must always be on looking after the person who has been hurt. Very rarely, an employer may decide not to record an incident in the accident book, hoping that they will be able to deny liability if the person concerned were to make a compensation claim.

Was Your Amputation Accident Written In The Accident Book?

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.

My Amputation Accident Was Not Written In The Accident Book – Can I Still Claim Compensation?

If you become aware that your amputation accident at work was not written into the accident book, you should bring this up with your employer. It is always best to do this by email, rather than in a conversation, as you will then have a complete record of what has been said. You should give your account of what happened and request that this is included in the accident book. If they fail to do so, the emails you have sent can be used as evidence and the court will want to know why your amputation accident at work was not recorded appropriately.

How Do I Know Whether I Can Make An Amputation Accident At Work Claim?

Many of our clients can find it difficult to be sure that they are able to make an amputation accident at work compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements that must be fulfilled in order for you to make an amputation accident at work compensation claim.

The first essential requirement is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of an amputation accident at work that you have experienced. Narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming and worrying, but you are only able to claim compensation for the damage you have actually sustained.

Someone Must Be Blamed For You To Make An Amputation At Work Claim

The second aspect to consider is who you believe is to blame for what happened to you. If you want to make an amputation accident at work compensation claim, you will need to claim against a person or organisation. You will need to show that they had some kind of responsibility for your welfare. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer has this kind of legal responsibility. As a result, you are almost always able to make a compensation claim for accidents that occurred in the workplace.

It is also necessary that your accident or injury is something that the other party could have reasonably predicted or anticipated, if they had given sufficient thought to health and safety concerns. This is not the same as saying that they must have known that it would happen. Merely that they could have realised that this was possible, if they had thought carefully enough.

The final requirement is that they must have failed to take enough measures to keep you safe. Even if they have taken some measures, you are still able to claim if these were clearly inadequate.

Contact Our Amputation Work Claims Solicitors Today

If you have experienced an amputation accident at work and you believe that someone else was to blame, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today and we will arrange a free call back at a time to suit you. Our amputation accident at work specialists are here to help.

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