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Amputation Claims

Amputation claims

 

Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Amputation Claims

 

No Win No Fee Amputation Claims

 

Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid firms and can advise on making no win no fee amputation claims.

 

Claiming for Amputation/Loss of limb

 

Amputation is one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life – and coping with the changes in your life can overshadow practical issues like claiming compensation from the party liable for your injury.

 

Money cannot completely compensate for what you have lost – but if you are entitled to compensation for amputation or loss of limb, it is important to make sure you will be financially secure in the future and can get back to enjoying your life without financial worries.

 

Amputation can involve many factors, but the sorts of accidents you can make a compensation claim for include:

 

  • Agricultural accidents (farm machinery, farm vehicle accidents)
  • Animal/livestock injuries (animal attack)
  • Chemical and burn injuries (road accident, chemical/ gas explosion)
  • Fractures in accidents (ankle fractures, multiple leg fractures)
  • Criminal injury (serious assault, GBH, acid attack)
  • Holiday accidents (road accidents, quad bikes, jet skis, speed boats)
  • Industrial accidents (fork lifts, farm machinery)
  • Medical negligence (meningitis, surgical errors)
  • Military accidents (equipment failures, friendly fire, MoD claims)
  • Misdiagnosis (cancer, meningitis, sepsis, diabetes)
  • Public liability (accidents in public places, events)
  • Road traffic accidents/RTAs (reckless driving , DUI, cycle/motorbike)
  • School/college accidents (RTAs, lab accidents, school trips)
  • Sports accidents (boating, motor racing, sports fractures)
  • Terrorist injury (amputation resulting from terrorist activity)
  • Work accidents (machinery faults, chemical burns, crush injuries).

 

How long do I have to claim for Amputation injury?

 

Claims for amputation and loss of limb compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.

 

Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for amputation.

 

Amputation claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – if your original injury directly led to amputation later, for example, it may still be possible to claim.

 

Minors have three years from the age of 18 to claim.

 

Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you lose a limb as a result of someone else’s negligence or actions.

 

Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has undergone amputation and is still recovering in hospital.

 

How much compensation can I claim for Amputation?

 

Compensation for Amputation includes:

  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed. Psychological injury will also be taken into account.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.

 

Who will pay my amputation claim?

 

The insurers of the person or organisation liable for your injury will usually pay the compensation – for example, an employer’s insurer, a tour operator’s insurer, a hospital trust’s insurer or a motorist’s insurer.< p>

 

Criminal injuries may be eligible for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme if a police report was made.

 

Contact Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors for more information about who to claim compensation from.

 

Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?

 

Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.

 

Many amputation claims are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.

 

But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury and amputation claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.

 

Compensation awards made to minors have to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court. The child and their “Litigation Friend” – usually a parent or guardian – attend this hearing.

 

Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Amputation Claims

 

  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how devastating amputation injury is – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a claim for amputation or loss of limb compensation is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts amputation claims a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from your injuries – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your amputation claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.

 

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in amputation claims and understand the importance of handling such claims sensitively and effectively.

 

Duncan Lewis always aims for maximum compensation for clients making amputation claims.

 

Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for amputation by calling 020 7923 4020.


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