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