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Amputation Work Accident Claims

Our free claims guide is to help victims with their amputation compensation claims. We are open 7 days a week and offer free legal advice.

Accidents or injuries at work are always stressful, but any accident that is sufficiently severe to lead to the amputation of part or all of any limb is incredibly traumatic and difficult to deal with. In some cases, you may be able to adjust to your new life in a matter of months, for example following the amputation of a finger or toe. In other cases, you may be looking at months and years of rehabilitation and effort to get your life back on track.


In order to make a compensation claim for your amputation injury at work, it is essential that you find a team of personal injury solicitors that you are happy to work with and who can help to support you throughout the process of making your personal injury compensation claim for your amputation accident at work. Our expert claims team have years of experience helping people just like you to get the compensation you deserve.


If you have been in an accident at work and suffered an amputation or other serious injury and it wasn’t your fault, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our highly trained team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen to what happened to you, making sure that we understand your unique circumstances. This will enable us to give you the best possible advice and assistance in order to make your amputation accident at work compensation claim.


The Claims Process For Your Amputation At Work Compensation Claim

Making any kind of a legal claim is worrying, especially one as serious as an amputation at work accident compensation claim, so we have put together a guide to making your no win no fee claim with us.


  • 1. Talk To Us About Your Potential Claim

You can get in touch with us by calling on 0121 565 4317 or by filling out our short, online claims form. Whether you call or claim online, we will still need to talk to you to make sure that we properly understand your case. It’s important that we fully understand your claim in order to give you the best possible service. The sheer quantity of information can seem daunting, but our compassionate, expert team of no win no fee claims solicitors are highly experienced and know exactly what to ask. You don’t need to have all of the information to hand. We will guide you through the process.

  • 2. Hire Your Solicitor With A No Win No Fee Agreement

If your claim is suitable for a no win no fee arrangement, we will explain the details of our contract with you. This is a legal document and will include our obligations to you, an explanation of how (and how much) we get paid and makes the agreement between us formal. We will also let you know the range of compensation we would expect you to receive if your claim is successful. You will not need to pay us anything to get started with your no win no fee claim. We are paid at the end of the case and if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay anything.

  • 3. We Notify The Other Party

Once you have signed a no win no fee contract with us, we are able to work on your behalf. We will write to your employer, who was at fault in your accident at work leading to your amputation injury, explaining the claim you are making and giving them a set period of time to respond. This is a legal document which gives them the opportunity to admit that they were at fault for the accident (this is known as accepting liability) or to claim that they were not to blame (denying liability). If they accept liability, all that is left is to decide on the most appropriate level of compensation for your injuries. Quite often your employer (also known in this context as the respondent) will deny liability, at least at first. This isn’t something to worry about.

  • 4. Gathering Evidence

If your employer denies liability for your accident or injury, we will investigate on your behalf and gather evidence to prove that they were at fault. Given the severity of your accident and the dreadful consequences, this may well include the police report, a statement from your colleagues and a report from the Health and Safety Executive. Because you have chosen a no win no fee arrangement, you won’t have to pay for any reports or investigations yourself, meaning that we can get the highest quality evidence without you having to worry about the cost. Once we have done this, most employers will admit liability. Remember that we will have discussed your no win no fee claim with you as the very first step, so we know that you have a strong case.


Almost all of our cases are resolved at this stage, but a few employers will continue to deny liability. If this is the case, you may have to go to court. Our expert personal injury solicitors will be with you and supporting you through every step of the process, in the unlikely event that this happens to you. If you go to court, the settlement will usually be decided by the court, rather than negotiated between solicitors.


  • 5. Negotiating Your Claims Settlement

Once liability has been established, your employer’s insurance company will make an offer for how much compensation they are willing to pay. You are never under any obligation to accept an offer. It can be hard to know whether an offer is fair or not, but we will be able to explain any factors in your case which make an impact on the amount of compensation you should receive. We will let you know whether we believe that an offer of compensation is fair or not, but accepting it will still be your decision.

  • 6. Claims Settlement

Once the level of compensation has been agreed by both sides, the case is considered settled and you will receive your payment. It is only at this stage that you will need to pay our fees, as this comes out of your settlement. All costs will be those we discussed initially in our no win no fee agreement, so there won’t be any nasty surprises.

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Compensation Amounts For Work Accident Amputation Claims?

We recognise that you are an individual with unique circumstances. The amount of compensation you could receive once you make a claim depends on a variety of factors. These can include:

  • The exact nature of your injury. More severe injuries will lead to higher amounts of compensation. The severity of your injury is assessed in terms of pain and suffering and also loss of function. A very painful injury will result in higher compensation than a less painful one. Amputations are some of the most serious injuries of all and may attract compensation payments in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.

  • How much the injury has affected your life. Amputation injuries often have very far reaching consequences and can impact a huge variety of areas of your life, from professional to social to family life. All of this must be reflected in your compensation claim.

  • Psychological harm and stress can also be taken into account in compensation claims. Post traumatic stress disorder would not be unusual for those who have suffered an accident at work severe enough to lead to an amputation injury. This would need to be included in your compensation claim. Psychological difficulties following an accident or injury are not easily visible, but we can guide you through getting evidence to support your claim, which may also help you access additional support and treatment as well.

  • Any financial losses you may have incurred. You should not be left worse off as a result of an accident or injury that is not your fault. Compensation is there to help you to get back to the state you were in before your injury. As a result, any financial losses you may have had are covered by your compensation claim. This can include loss of earnings, if you have been unable to work. If you are permanently unable to return to your former career, this may also include the loss of potential future earnings. If you have had to modify your home or car, or make other purchases to help you adjust to your injury or to help with your rehabilitation, these would also be included. If you will require assistance for some time to come, the costs of this assistance will be estimated to ensure that you receive everything you need.

  • How much the other person is at fault. For the most part, this is not a factor in how much compensation you get for your injury. The compensation is intended to make things right for you, not to punish the other party. In extreme cases, however, awards can be increased where an employer has been extremely negligent and the court wants to make sure that they take their responsibilities seriously. It would be very rare for this to be a factor in most compensation claims, but is possible in cases of amputation following an accident at work.


Because of the number of different factors involved in the compensation negotiations, it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of how much compensation you will receive without having heard the full details of your case. If you would like further advice, or if you are ready to begin your work amputation accident compensation claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form.

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