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. But 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 receive money 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 do not pay us anything to start your no win no fee claim. We receive 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, it is time 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 first we discuss your no win no fee claim with you, so you have a strong case.
This stage solves most of the cases, 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 .They 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. We will explain any factors in your case which make an impact on the amount of compensation you should receive. We will let you know about offer of compensation is fair or not. You accept it or not, 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.
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.
The exact nature of your injury. More severe injuries will lead to higher amounts of compensation. Pain and suffering and also loss of function tells the severity of injury. A very painful injury will result in higher compensation than a less painful one. Amputations are some of the most serious injuries and may attract compensation payments in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.
How much the injury has affected your life.
How much the injury has affected your life. Amputation injuries often have very far reaching consequences. It effects a huge variety of areas of your life, from professional to social to family life.
Compensation claims also notices psychological harm and stress.
Compensation claims also notices psychological harm and stress. People who meet an accident and causes amputation injury suffers post traumatic stress disorder. This would need to be included in your compensation claim. Psychological difficulties following an accident or injury are not easily visible. We guide you through getting evidence to support your claim. It may also help you access additional support and treatment as well.
Any financial losses you may have incurred.
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 include the loss of potential future earnings. It may include modification of your home, car or other expenses that are affected by your injury.. Suppose 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?
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. 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.