Serious limb injuries, particularly those that ultimately lead to amputation, can be life-changing for both the injured party and their immediate family. At Dedicated Accident Solicitors, our expert serious injury solicitors understand that navigating a new normal after a serious accident involving limb damage or amputation can be difficult, and we are dedicated to helping our clients get the financial compensation they deserve.
If you have suffered limb damage but are unsure whether you may be entitled to compensation, our team can provide you with free initial advice and we also offer no win no fee agreements where appropriate.
Call our expert personal injury solicitors now on 01332 897 222 or contact us online and we will call you.
Loss of limb compensation, how much will I receive?
Each limb damage compensation case is unique, and the impact of the injury on you or your loved one’s lives will depend on the circumstances. Because of this, the amount of compensation received differs greatly from case to case, but our expert team at Dedicated Accident Solicitors will look into how your injuries will affect your life in both the short and long term, and do our utmost to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.
Factors taken into consideration will include:
- General damages. This is the name given to compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
- Prosthetic costs. This will include everyday prosthetic limbs and may also include any specific sports/hobby prosthetics limbs that may be required. Prosthetic limbs have a limited lifespan, so this will also include fitting and maintenance costs over the course of your lifetime.
- Care and assistance. This will include any help that may be required for everyday tasks that you wouldn’t otherwise have struggled with before your accident. Care claims may be limited to a few months post-amputation, or may be projected forward for life, depending on the extent of the damage.
- Rehabilitation and occupational therapy. If required.
- Home and vehicle adaptions. This may include the cost of moving home or adapting your existing home, if necessary.
- Loss of earnings/loss of pension. This will include present and future loss of earnings and can differ dramatically in each individual case.
- Other financial losses and expenses. This will be determined by the individual’s needs and can range from simple mobility aids to specialist fitness equipment.
- Future risk of amputation. This generally applies to a severely injured limb in the case of infection or deterioration, or an amputated limb where complications could potentially arise.
To discuss the specifics of your serious injury claim, contact our expert team of serious injury solicitors today on 01332 897 222
Is there a time limit for loss of limb compensation claims?
When it comes to amputation and limb damage cases, the time limit to claim compensation is usually 3 years. This means that court proceedings must normally be issued within 3 years of your accident. However, the time limit can vary depending on the circumstances and the age of the person injured. So, an injured child under the age of 18 years, for instance, will have until their 21st birthday to bring a claim. Because of the varying time limits involved, it is important that you seek advice as soon as possible after your accident to avoid missing any deadlines.
For more information, or if you are unsure whether you can still make a claim, contact our serious injury solicitors today on 01332 897 222
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