How much is my amputation claim worth?
Amputations are devastating, life-changing injuries, with compensation claims often worth more than £1 million. Find out what your claim may be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to for my amputation claim?
We believe in justice for all, and aim to help everyone who has suffered the trauma of an amputation through no fault of their own. That's why we are proud to offer No Win No Fee compensation claims to about 98% of our customers. This means you won't have to pay any money up front and we will only get a fee when we win the compensation you deserve. That makes claiming easy and worry-free, as you will never be out of pocket due to legal fees.
Will I have to have a medical for my amputation claim?
Yes, while the result of the amputation is obvious, the long-term effects on your body are best judged by a medical expert. They will assess how bad the injury is and also the chances of you being able to use prosthetics successfully. This enables us to claim the right amount of compensation for you, based on solid medical evidence.
Will I have to go to court for an amputation claim?
Even serious compensation claims like those involving amputations are usually dealt with between lawyers and insurance companies. It's very rare for there to be a court hearing, though they can sometimes happen if there is any argument about who is at fault for the accident leading to the amputation claim.
What sort of amputations lead to claims?
Many leg amputations are caused by road accidents, particularly if you were riding a motorbike or pedal bike at the time of the accident. Having said that, car accidents and accidents in the workplace lead to a wide range of amputations. Some of the most common causes of amputation claims we deal with involve:
- Leg amputations: caused by road accidents involving bikes
- Arm amputations: caused by car and workplace accidents
- Hand amputations: caused by defective workplace equipment
- Finger amputations: caused by ‘trapping' injuries
- Toe amputations: caused by a lack of safety footwear
In all of these cases, if the accident leading to the amputation was another person's fault, you have the right to start a compensation claim. If this has happened to you, talk to one of our friendly advisors today about getting the compensation you deserve.
What can I claim for?
Every amputation means that your life will become more difficult, even if you have lost a single finger or toe. And where part of a limb has been amputated, there are a lot of health issues as well as things like artificial limbs to think about, which can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. So in many cases, your claim may need to cover things like:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Prosthetics/artificial limbs
- Hospital visits
- Medical expenses
- Alterations to your home
- A specially equipped car
If someone else was at fault for the accident that led to your amputation, you need to talk to us about claiming rightful compensation. Call one of our friendly advisors today.
Who's to blame for my amputation?
If you weren't directly at fault for the accident that led to an amputation, it's most likely that someone else was. That could mean your employer, where you lost a limb due to dangerous equipment, or another road user if you were involved in a crash that wasn't your fault. So some of the amputation claims we often deal with include:
- Workplace injuries: due to defective equipment or dangerous working practices
- Car accidents: often when motorcyclists or cyclists have been hit by a car
- Trapping injuries: where you have been caught in a door or a piece of machinery
Whatever led to your amputation, if it wasn't your fault - or even if it was partly your fault - you need to talk to one of our friendly advisors about making a No Win No Fee claim now on 0800 175 7900.