What Is A Work Injury Amputation?
Injuries at work are sadly relatively common, and many of them are the result of carelessness or negligence on the part of the employer. Most injuries at work are relatively minor and will heal in a few weeks or months. Amputations as a result of a work injury are extremely rare, but they are uniquely traumatic to experience. There are different types and severity of amputation, but they all represent a permanent loss, with a daily reminder of your serious work accident.
Work injury amputations can be extremely stressful. Not only are work injury amputations painful, they can also lead to financial hardship as you may find that you need to take time off work to allow you to heal. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping you to get the justice you deserve for your work injury amputation.
Making a work injury amputation compensation claim can seem daunting, as if you are just adding another source of stress into this difficult time. With our friendly, approachable team, you won’t need to worry about a thing. We can take all of the administrative burden, getting you the compensation you deserve without you having to lift a finger.
If you would like to discuss your work injury amputation compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin your claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day and our caring team are ready to take your call.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Work Injury Amputation?
The most important thing you can do immediately after your work injury amputation is to make sure that you are safe and to seek any medical attention you may need. We want to make sure that your recovery is as fast and straightforward as possible. Only once this has been taken care of should you start to think about possible ways to support your work injury amputation compensation claim.
The simplest thing you can do to help your work injury amputation compensation claim would be to write down everything you can remember from the time surrounding your work injury 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.
It can also be extremely helpful for your work injury amputation compensation claim if you have noted down the contact details for anyone who witnessed your work injury amputation. Having access to supporting evidence from others who witnessed your work injury amputation can be a powerful tool in convincing the person responsible for your work injury amputation that they should settle your work injury amputation compensation claim before it gets to court, as well as for convincing the court to rule in your favour if the case does go all the way to court.
Taking photographs and videos of the place where your work injury amputation 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.
Although these things can help to support your work injury amputation claim, that doesn’t mean that you have to do them in order to get the compensation you deserve for your work injury amputation. The most important step you can take in getting the best compensation claim possible is to call our work injury amputation claims specialists today. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to find out how we can help.
Typical Compensation Amounts For Work Injury Amputations
Everyone who is considering making a work injury amputation compensation claim wants to know how much compensation they can expect to receive as a result of what has happened to them. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors will give you the best possible estimates as to how much you can expect to receive, based on the information you give us.
Compensation claims are usually separated into two parts. The first part is easier to calculate. This is the part designed to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Compensation amounts in this category are set nationally by the Judicial College and a range is given for expected payments for each individual type of injury. Whilst this can give a basic guide, the ranges can be very wide, to allow for the specific nature of each individual injury. Our experienced personal injury claims solicitors will be able to give you better guidance as to where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The other part of the compensation claim is based on the ways in which your work injury amputation has impacted your life. This part of the compensation claim for your work injury amputation is there to help you get your life back as close as possible to the way it would have been if your work injury amputation had not happened, so it is important to ensure that you claim for every cost and expense you have incurred as a result of your work injury amputation. This could be additional medical support that is difficult to obtain on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, or even making modifications to your home if necessary. If you need to take time off from work in order to recover from your work injury amputation, your loss of earnings would be included in this aspect of the compensation.
Working with our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you have the benefit of our years of experience, allowing us to claim for many expenses that you might not have realised could be included in your compensation claim. We want to get you the financial support you need to help get your life back on track.
How Can Free Legal Justice Help Me With My Work Injury Amputation Compensation Claim?
Free Legal Justice is here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a work injury 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 injury 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.
Our highly trained teams take the time to listen to what has happened to you and ensure that we fully understand the details of your work injury amputation. Over the course of a short conversation, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your work injury amputation (including who you believe was to blame), the exact nature of your injuries and also the ways in which has impacted your life. This means that we can give you accurate, personalised advice from work injury amputation claims specialists.
Our experienced team are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork, admin and forms that are required for your work injury amputation compensation claim. We will write to the person responsible for your work injury amputation making the case for them to accept liability and settle out of court. We will also carry out the negotiations on your behalf. For the few documents that you will need to complete yourself, we are happy to arrange a home visit to help you in the comfort of your own home.
If you are considering making a work injury amputation compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
What If I Am Worried About How To Afford My Work Injury Amputation Compensation Claim?
We believe that everyone is entitled to seek compensation following a work injury amputation, and we don’t believe that a lack of funds should prevent you from getting the legal advice that you need. 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 work injury 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.
There are a very few circumstances under which it is not possible for us to offer a no win no fee agreement. If your work injury amputation comes into this category, we will let you know as soon as possible and will discuss alternative funding options with you.
If you are considering making a work injury 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 injury amputation claims solicitors help you with your claim.
What If I Want To Keep Working At The Same Job After Making A Work Injury Amputation Compensation Claim?
If you have suffered a work injury amputation, your employer is not allowed to take any action against you for making a work injury amputation compensation claim. They are not allowed to reduce the opportunities available to you, for example in terms of promotions. They are not allowed to change your job to make it less desirable and they are not allowed to fire you. If they make your work environment sufficiently unpleasant that you resign, this is known as constructive dismissal, and is also not permitted.
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 work injury amputation, not to punish your employer, and almost all employers understand this.
Your colleagues can also benefit from you making a work injury amputation compensation claim. In most cases, your work injury amputation could have happened to any of them, and it is essential that your employer understands just how important their health and safety policies are. Making a work injury amputation compensation claim encourages your employer 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 work injury amputation compensation claim or that jobs may be at risk if you make your claim.
If you are thinking about making a work injury 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 Making A Work Injury Amputation Compensation Claim Works
Making a compensation claim follows the same process for all kinds of personal injury claims, including work injury amputation claims
Getting legal advice before starting your work injury amputation compensation claim can dramatically increase the likelihood of you receiving the compensation you deserve, and can also help you to make a claim for the full amount that you are entitled to. Our work injury amputation claims specialists are available 24 hours a day on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or you can claim online and we will call you back at a time to suit you.
As your solicitors, we are able to write to the person you want to take legal action against on your behalf. We notify them that you are making a work injury amputation compensation claim and that they are considered at fault. We ask them to accept that this is true and give them a deadline by which they need to respond.
If the person at fault in your work injury amputation denies that they were to blame, we will collect all of the evidence we can find and present them with a strong case as to why they are liable. This can include pictures, videos and statements, as well as more technical and legal backing documents if needed. Once presented with this evidence, almost all employers will accept that they are liable.
When the other side have agreed that they are liable for your work injury amputation compensation claim, we will then begin to negotiate the settlement (this is how much money you will be given). We will make sure that you know about every offer that is made, and also whether we believe that it is a fair offer or not. The decision as to whether or not to accept an offer of compensation will always be yours, but we will help you and give you the information you need to be confident in your decision.
The vast majority of work injury amputation compensation claims are resolved without having to go to court, through the process described above. If it is not possible to reach an agreement as to how much compensation is fair, or if the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame, your case might need to be resolved by a judge. This is not as daunting as it might sound, especially as we’re with you the whole way through.
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 Do I Begin My Work Injury Amputation Compensation Claim?
The idea of making a work injury amputation compensation claim can seem daunting, with clients unsure as to how to begin. Luckily, our highly-experienced team of work injury amputation specialists are here to help.
The first step, if you are thinking of making a work injury amputation compensation claim, is to make sure that you have access to the help that you will need. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation with our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors. Our work injury amputation specialists are available 24/7 to ensure that we can give you the support you need at a time of your choosing.
During the conversation about your work injury amputation compensation claim, we will ensure that we understand all of the details of what happened to you, and that we have the full picture of the events. We want to be sure that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your work injury amputation (especially who you believe was to blame), the full details of all of your injuries and the impact that these have had on your life. When we have all of this information, we are able to give you the kind of personal care and advice that you need, particularly in terms of how much compensation you are likely to receive.
How Quickly Can I Expect My Work Injury Amputation Compensation Claim To Be Resolved?
Work injury 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 work injury, with the financial support you need behind you.
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 injury can add significantly to the time your claim takes to resolve.
More complicated cases include those where the other person does not accept that they were liable for what happened to you, or if multiple people were all partially to blame. In these situations, your case may take far longer to be resolved and for you to get the compensation you need. If your case has to go to court, it will also take much longer to be completed.
Should All Work Injury Amputations Be Included In The Accident Book?
Anywhere that you work is required to have an accident book, in which you can record the details of any accident that you suffer, such as your work injury amputation. Near misses, where someone could have been injured in an accident but where no actual injury happened, should also be recorded. The accident book allows companies to demonstrate that they take health and safety seriously and can be used to identify high-risk areas and procedures and can highlight ways in which the practices can be improved.
In some cases, you might realise that an accident has not been recorded in the accident book. If your work injury amputation is very serious, the person responsible for filling out the accident book might be more focused on looking after you and may forget about the accident book until much later. More malicious employers might deliberately neglect to record your work injury amputation in the accident book, in the hopes of denying liability later on.
The accident book is a useful piece of evidence when making your work injury amputation compensation claim, but it is not the only way to prove what happened and you are still able to make a claim if your accident or injury was not recorded. Our work injury amputation specialists have years of experience in finding alternative types of evidence to support your account of what happened and in making a compelling argument to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you become aware that your work injury amputation was not recorded in the accident book, we recommend that you contact both HR and your manager, ideally by email. This allows you to have a written record of your version of events and also to prove that your employer was aware of what happened, if they subsequently attempt to deny liability.
Can I Make a Claim For My Work Injury Amputation?
If you have suffered a work injury amputation, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a work injury amputation compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.
The first requirement is that you must have been harmed in some way as a result of your work injury amputation. You can be compensated for any injuries, physical or mental, that you sustain following your work injury amputation, but you are not able to receive compensation for a near miss, where you avoided injury. If you are struck by a falling object, for example, you are able to make a claim. If you narrowly miss being struck because you jumped out of the way, you are not entitled to compensation.
It is also necessary for someone else to have to been to blame for your work injury amputation, for you to be able to make a compensation claim. This person or organisation does not have to have been the immediate or direct cause of what happened, but they do need to have been in some way responsible for your welfare and making sure that you are not put at risk. For accidents or injuries that occur at work, it is very easy to fulfil this criteria, as your employer has a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety.
The other party must also have been able to anticipate what happened to you, if they had thought about it sufficiently. This does not mean that they must have had the idea already, or that they must have known that this would happen. Just that a reasonable person who put some effort into thinking about health and safety matters (and who took the time to research appropriately) would have realised that this was a risk.
Finally, you should consider whether any safety measures they put in place to protect you were sufficient. If no steps were taken to keep you safe, or to minimise the severity of any injuries you might sustain, you are very likely to be able to make a compelling compensation claim. Even if some measures were taken, you are still able to claim if these were inadequate.
If you are considering a work injury amputation compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help you get the payment you deserve. There’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We’re available 24/7 to give you the help and advice you need.