Wrist Amputation Claims
Our free claims guide is to help victims of wrist amputation understand their rights and what they should do to start a claim for compensation.
All amputation injuries are extremely serious and can be incredibly traumatic. Not only was the accident or injury that led to your amputation injury likely to have been a traumatic event in itself, you will also have to adapt to the life altering nature of your injury.
Wrist and hand amputations are particularly difficult injuries to become used to. We all use our wrists and hands for the overwhelming majority of our daily tasks and it can take a long time before you stop reaching out automatically and being reminded of what happened to you. Compensation claims might seem like to lowest priority when you are recovering from a wrist or hand amputation, but a properly-handled wrist amputation compensation claim can get you the financial support you need to make it that much easier to get your life back on track.
We appreciate that no amount of compensation is going to undo your hand or wrist amputation. Recovery from any form of amputation is to be thought of more in terms of your overall recovery and adjustment to the situation you now find yourself in. The financial support of a compensation payment can be invaluable here, as it can help you acquire top quality prosthetics, to make adaptations to your home or transportation and to provide the care you need to continue to live independently.
If you have sustained a hand or wrist amputation as a result of an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our highly trained team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are waiting to take your call. We will listen to the details of your case, making sure that we fully understand your unique case. This allows us to give you accurate and unbiased advice and help in deciding the next steps to take in your hand or wrist amputation claim.
How Much Compensation Might I Be Awarded For My Wrist Amputation?
The first part of your compensation payment following a successful hand or wrist amputation injury compensation claim is for the pain and suffering of the injury itself. This will usually be within guidelines published by the Judicial College (a national governing body). These guidelines give broad ranges for the amount of compensation due for different types of injury. The ranges are very broad in order to account for the highly individual nature of injuries and to ensure that the most appropriate sum will be awarded. Amputation of one hand would lead to a payment of between £76,650 and £87,410, while the loss of both hands would attract a payment of between £112,100 and £160,600. Our team of personal injury solicitors have years of experience interpreting these guidelines and will be able to give you a better idea of where on this scale your hand amputation is likely to fall.
The second part of your compensation relates to any expenses, loss of income or potential future costs or losses you might expect. These can include any modifications you may need to make to your home, transport or lifestyle as a result of your hand or wrist amputation injury. Given that you will have to take time off work to recover from such a traumatic incident and experience, you may also be able to make a claim for any and all lost earnings you may suffer in this aspect of the claim. If your hand or wrist amputation injury is such that you will not be able to return to your previous profession, you may also be able to claim for the loss of potential future earnings.
Compensation payments for all injuries can vary wildly, depending on your individual circumstances. This is especially true for injuries as serious and life altering as a hand or wrist amputation. Because of this, the best option is to call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form to make sure that you are getting the most accurate estimates tailored to your unique situation.
Is It Expensive To Start A Wrist Amputation Compensation Claim?
We believe that justice should be available to all, not just those who can afford to pay for legal advice up front. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the vast majority of our clients. We want to take the stress and worry out of making an amputation injury compensation claim, and this includes the worry that you might be racking up unaffordable legal bills.
No win no fee means that you do not need to pay anything up front to begin your claim. In fact, we won’t take a penny until you have received your compensation. If we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe anything. This means that you are never left out of pocket for seeking justice for what happened to you.
Although we do our best, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis to all our clients. There are a few circumstances, such as medical negligence claims, where we are not able to use this funding model. If we are not able to offer you a no win no fee agreement, we will tell you that straight away and discuss possible alternative funding options with you. We will do our best to help find the right funding option to help you get the justice you deserve.
How To Start A Wrist Or Hand Amputation Compensation Claim?
Any accident in which you sustain an injury can be a stressful and emotional experience. The idea of making a compensation claim for your hand or wrist amputation injury many seem like a step too far, conjuring up images of endless paperwork, long delays and wrangling with obstructive insurance companies. We believe that you deserve justice for your accident or injury without any of the associated stress and worry. In most cases, we are able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis to help you resolve your hand or wrist amputation injury claim. This means that you do not need to pay anything to begin your claim for compensation following your hand or wrist amputation injury. We will take over all of the arrangements including:
- Writing to the other party to notify them of your intention to make a claim for your hand or wrist amputation injury and asking them to accept liability (this is legal term for accepting that they are at fault) for your accident and injury.
- Gathering evidence to support your claim in the event that the other party is unwilling to accept liability. This can include statements from experts, CCTV evidence if any is available and getting accounts of the accident from witnesses or accessing police or Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports.
- Once liability has been agreed, conducting negotiations to agree how much compensation you will receive. In these negotiations, we will pass on details of every offer the other party make and will give you our expert opinion as to whether this is a fair offer or not. The final decision as to whether to accept or reject an offer of compensation will always be yours. If you chose to reject an offer of compensation, we will write to the other party explaining your position and giving the reasons we believe that the offer is insufficient, for example if we believe that they have not properly accounted for any expenses you may have incurred as a result of your injury.
By taking over the majority of the work when it comes to making your hand or wrist amputation injury claim, we free you up to devote your time and energy to getting your life back on track. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form and we will begin the process of making your hand or wrist amputation injury claim.
Do I Need A Solicitor To Start My Hand Or Wrist Amputation Injury Claim?
It is possible to make any personal injury compensation claim without using a specialist solicitor or claims legal team. The advantages of using an expert team of personal injury solicitors such as ours often vastly outweigh the costs, however. Using our team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors for your hand or wrist amputation injury claim allows you to:
- Ensure that you are claiming for the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. Often, the amounts of compensation you were unaware you could claim for will be far in excess of the costs of hiring a professional team of personal injury solicitors. This means that you are likely to be better off as a result of hiring us to help with your hand or wrist amputation injury claim.
- Relax and not worry about the paperwork or spend hours of your time making sure that all of the forms are filled in accurately and sent to the right people at the right time. We can take all of that off your plate, leaving you the time and emotional space to concentrate on looking after yourself.
- Be supported throughout the whole process. Making a compensation claim can be stressful in itself, especially after you have just experienced a traumatic accident. Our team of experienced and compassionate personal injury claims solicitors are here to listen to your concerns and guide you through the process with as little stress and worry as possible.
If you have questions about making a compensation claim for your hand or wrist amputation injury, or if you are ready to take your first steps, call us now on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form.