Work Accident Amputation

What Is A Work Accident Amputation?

The most serious accidents at work can result in injuries as severe and life altering as an amputation. An amputation is the loss of all or part of a limb. If you have suffered any form of amputation as a result of a work accident, you will almost certainly be eligible for compensation through a work accident compensation claim.

At Free Legal Justice, we know that a work accident amputation can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the pain and suffering from your injuries, but you may find yourself in financial hardship, if you have to take time off from work to recover, or if you have to pay out for additional treatments or help.

Is It Worth Making A Work Accident Amputation Compensation Claim?

You might wonder whether it is worth making a work accident amputation 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 work accident amputation. 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 work accident amputation claim.

If you are considering making a work accident amputation compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.

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What Should You Do Following A Work Accident Amputation?

The most important consideration following your work accident amputation 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 work accident amputation compensation claims.

The simplest thing you can do to help your work accident amputation compensation claim would be to write down everything you can remember from the time surrounding your work accident amputation. This can include anything that happened prior to it but that might be relevant as well as details of the aftermath. The more details that you can write down now, the easier it will be for you to remember all of the important information if your case has to go to court.

Evidence Is Key In Work Amputation Claims

It can also be valuable to make sure that you have the names and contact information of anyone who may have witnessed your work accident amputation. Having witnesses to back up your account of what happened is strong evidence, and the more witnesses we are able to contact, the stronger your case will be. You may wish to ask them to write down everything that they remember of the circumstances surrounding your work accident amputation, but we are happy to deal with this for you if you prefer.

If you have access to photographs or videos of the place that your work accident amputation took place, these pieces of visual evidence can also be very helpful. Please do make sure that you don’t put yourself at risk to obtain these though. Anything showing any features of the location or the situation that made your work accident amputation more likely, or which increased the severity of your work accident amputation, should be documented if you can.

Evidence Will Help Your 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 work accident amputation 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 work accident amputation compensation claim.

Typical Compensation Amounts For Amputations As A Result Of Work Accidents

Although we understand why you want to know how much compensation you can receive for your work accident amputation, every compensation claim is unique. The amount that you receive will depend on the exact nature of your injuries and how severe an impact your work accident amputation has had on your life.

The first aspect of our compensation is there to recognise and acknowledge the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your work accident amputation. This is set nationally by the Judicial College and is governed by a set of guideline amounts that each type of injury is likely to receive in compensation. These amounts are usually ranges, and the ranges can be quite broad, to allow for the high degree of individual variation in your specific injuries. Our experienced team of work accident amputation claims specialists are able to give you a much more accurate view of how much you are likely to receive for this part of your compensation claim.

Special Damages For Work Accident Amputation Claims

The second aspect to be considered when deciding a compensation claim is any costs or financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your work accident amputation. The aim of financial compensation following your work accident amputation is to get you back as close as possible to where your life would have been had your work accident amputation not happened. This could involve compensating you for loss of earnings if you have to take time off work to recover from your work accident amputation, or even paying a larger sum for the loss of potential future earnings if you are unable to return to your former career as a result of your injuries. You may also need to pay for additional transportation costs, fees for additional medical treatment not easily available on the NHS or making modifications to your home in severe cases if that is needed to help you to continue to live independently.

Maximum Compensation For Your Amputation Injury Claims

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 a work accident amputation that wasn’t your fault.

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

Free Legal Justice is here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a work accident amputation compensation claim. The most important thing is that we are available to you, 24 hours per day. This means that you can always access the legal help that you need. If you have a question about your work accident amputation compensation claim, or if you are considering starting a claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 at any time. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you.

During the short conversation that begins your work accident amputation compensation claim, our team of claims specialists will listen carefully to what has happened to you, making sure that we fully understand the details of your case. This includes what led to your work accident amputation, the full details of your injuries and the way in which these have impacted your life. We can then give you the kind of personalised advice and service that you deserve.

Our Amputation Solicitors Do All The Paperwork

Our teams take over all of the time-consuming and complex admin, meaning that you don’t need to waste your time filling out forms, writing to the other party or trying to conduct the compensation negotiations. This takes all of the stress and burden off of you and allows you to concentrate on other things. For the few pieces of paperwork that do require your personal signature, we are able to arrange a home visit to help you with this, if you would prefer. This way, we ensure that your work accident amputation compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.

If you have suffered a work accident amputation and are considering making a claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.

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

We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients, as we don’t believe that anyone should have to put themselves at financial risk or make large, up-front payments in order to access the legal they need to get the compensation they deserve.

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 work accident amputation 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 Work Accident Amputation Claims Are Done On A No Win No Fee Basis

In a very few situations, we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. Although this is rare, we will make sure that we tell you immediately if you fall into this category. If you are unlucky enough to have your work accident amputation claim be ineligible for no win no fee agreements, we will discuss a variety of alternative funding options with you to help ensure that you get the legal help you need at a price you can afford.

If you are considering making a work accident amputation compensation claim, don’t hesitate. Our expert team are waiting to take your call. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 now or claim online and let our expert team of work accident amputation claims solicitors help you with your claim.

What If I Want To Keep Working At The Same Job After Making A Work Accident Amputation Compensation Claim?

You should never be made to feel that your job is at risk if you make a work accident amputation 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 a work accident amputation compensation claim.

Can I Be Sacked For Making An Amputation Work Claim?

The vast majority of businesses would not want to punish their employees for making a work accident amputation compensation claim anyway. Most people understand that the compensation you receive following your work accident amputation is there to help you to recover and to ensure that you do not suffer financially as a result of your work accident amputation. Even the most selfish of employers can understand that you might need the money from your compensation payment to cover the costs of getting the treatment you need to get you healthy and back to work as quickly as possible.

Making A Work Accident Amputation Claim Will Make The Workplace Safer

Making a work accident amputation compensation claim doesn’t just help you. Your colleagues can also benefit from you making a work accident amputation claim, as it will often encourage an employer to be more careful with their health and safety rules and can improve overall safety and working conditions.

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 work accident amputation compensation claim or that jobs may be at risk if you make your claim.

If you are thinking about making a work accident amputation compensation claim, there’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to see how we can help.

How Do I Make Work Accident Amputation Claims?

Making any personal injury claim for compensation, including a work accident amputation claim, follows the same, simple process.

One of the first things to do if you are considering making a work accident amputation compensation claim is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We will provide you with the support and advice that you need to make sure that your claim progresses smoothly and that you have the highest chance of getting the positive outcome that you deserve.

Our Solicitors Write To The Other Side

We will write to the person to blame for your work accident amputation on your behalf. We inform them that you are making a compensation claim for your work accident amputation and that you hold them responsible. We give them a deadline by which they need to either accept that this is true, or provide an explanation as to why they disagree.

What Happens When Liability Is Rejected For Your Work Accident?

If they refuse to accept liability, we will show them evidence to support your claim. This can include any evidence you have gathered, such as the contact details of witnesses or photographs and videos of the location in which your work accident amputation occurred, as well as evidence we collect ourselves. It is very difficult for employers to claim that they were not responsible for accidents that took place at work.

What Happens When Liability Is Accepted For Your Work Accident?

As soon as the other party has agreed liability, we can begin negotiations to decide how much compensation is fair. This will always be completely your decision, but we will offer you advice and support to ensure that you can be confident in your decisions. The other party will often offer a very low initial amount, known as a lowball offer, to see whether you will accept less than you are entitled to. With our experience, we are able to give you the information you need to identify these kinds of tactics and get the full amount of compensation you deserve for your work accident amputation.

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

In the unusual situation that it is not possible to reach agreement, either because the other party refuses to accept that they are liable, or because it is not possible to find a compensation amount that both parties will accept, it may be necessary to go to court to resolve your work accident amputation compensation claim. This is very rare, and we will support you throughout the process if it does turn out to be necessary.

Solicitor Fee’s For Amputation Work Claims

Our fees only become due once your compensation amount has been agreed and is paid. This means that you will never need to worry about how you will find the money to pay us. It is also important to know that our fees are capped at a minor portion of your compensation payment, meaning that the majority of the agreed amount is there for you, to give you the financial support you need while you recover from your work accident amputation.

How To Start Work Accident Amputation Compensation Claims?

The idea of making a work accident amputation compensation claim can seem daunting, with clients unsure as to how to begin. Luckily, our highly-experienced team of work accident amputation specialists are here to help.

The first step in making your work accident amputation compensation claim is to call us on 0800 567 7074 (free from landlines) or 0121 565 4317 (charges at a local rate, or included in your free minutes from a mobile) or claim online and we will call you back at a time that is convenient to you. Our expert team of work accident amputation specialists are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to ensure that you can get the help you need.

Our Solicitors Listen 

We want to make sure that we fully understand your work accident amputation compensation claim. During our conversation, we will listen to the details of what has happened to you, including the full extent of your injuries, the ways in which these injuries have impacted your life and all of the circumstances surrounding the event itself, especially anything that demonstrates who was to blame. This allows us to give you an accurate estimate as to how much compensation you can expect, as well as how likely it is that we can win your case.

How Long Do Work Accident Amputation Compensation Claims Take?

Some work accident amputation compensation claims can take much longer than others, based on the exact details of the case. We work tirelessly to ensure that your case is resolved as quickly as possible, to allow you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life.

Some cases are able to be resolved extremely quickly, with the fastest taking just a few weeks. These cases tend to involve more minor injuries, as the sums of money involved are significantly smaller and there is little to be gained by the other party arguing to push the costs down. Such injuries also lead to simpler cases, with less need for medical evidence or disputes over the exact causes of the injury. The fastest cases are always those in which the other party accepts liability, as proving who was to blame for your work accident amputation can add significantly to the time your claim takes to resolve.

Some Work Amputation Claims Take Longer To Settle

Work accident amputation claims in which the other party does not accept liability, or if there are other complications, can take significantly longer than a simple case. If you have to go to court to have a judge decide how much compensation you deserve following your work accident amputation, your claim may be delayed even longer.

What If My Work Accident Amputation Wasn’t Written In The Accident Book?

Every workplace will have an accident book, which is used to record all accidents, injuries and near misses that happen in that workplace. This record is there to protect you and to protect the company, as it is intended to provide accurate and up to date details of the company’s health and safety history. Your work accident amputation should be recorded in there as soon as is practical after it happens, to ensure that the records are always kept updated and that the incident is remembered clearly when filling out the book.

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

Sometimes, an accident is not recorded in the accident book. There can be different reasons for this. In cases of a very serious accident, looking after the person who has been injured must be the first priority, and the accident book can be forgotten until much later. Alternatively, some employers might fail to include an accident, such as your work accident amputation, in an attempt to deny that they were at fault.

The accident book can be very useful in supporting your work accident amputation compensation claim, but you are still very much able to make a claim successfully, even if your accident or injury has not been recorded. If this has happened to you, we are able to use a variety of alternative types of evidence to prove that your version of events is correct and to get you the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact Your Workplace To Get It Written In The Accident Book

If you realise that your work accident amputation is not included in the accident book, you will want to make sure that you have evidence that you have informed your employer of what happened. The best way to do this is via email, as this allows you to write down exactly what happened and to ask that they record this in the accident book. If they fail to act on this, you can present your emails as evidence in court, and they will have to explain why they did not do so. It is usually best to send the emails to your manager or to HR, or both.

Can I Claim Compensation After My Work Accident Amputation?

It can be difficult to know whether you are entitled to make a work accident amputation compensation claim. There are few conditions that must be met for you to make a compensation claim.

All work accident amputation compensation claims require that you actually experienced a work accident amputation, and that you sustained some form of damage or loss as a result. You are only able to claim compensation for damage that you have actually sustained, not for damage that you were lucky to avoid. Similarly, you are not able to make a claim for an accident that almost happened.

Someone Must Be To Blame For Your Work Amputation injury

The second requirement is that someone must have been responsible for avoiding your work accident amputation, or making it less serious. For accidents at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care. This means that they have a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety. In other situations, the person who is responsible (the legal term is liable) may be the owner of a building, or anyone else who had control over the situation or location.

The person responsible for your work accident amputation must also have been in a position to foresee what happened to you. This is not the same as them actually knowing that it would happen, but what happened must be something that they could have predicted, if they had thought about health and safety matters seriously enough.

Health And Safety At Work

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 Work Accident Amputation Solicitors 

If you have experienced a work accident amputation that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our expert team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day, so call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We can even call you back at a time that suits, you to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.

Useful Links

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Amputation Help 
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