Severed Limb Compensation Claim
The event of losing a limb can be extremely traumatic both for the victim and those close to them and can have consequences that can last a lifetime. Almost in an instant, a normal, able-bodied person becomes disabled and may be unable to work again or live a normal life resembling the one they lived before. In some cases, the severed limb may be saved if appropriate steps such as placing it immediately in a freezer until paramedics arrive are taken.
If the limb is still in good condition, it may then be surgically re-attached to the body of the victim and in the event of the operation being successful, apart from some minor scarring and loss of sensation; the victim may make an almost full recovery and return to leading a life almost as normal as the one they led before. In other cases where such measures are not taken, the prospects for the quality of life of the victim are much less optimistic.
People who work in heavy industry and construction are at constant risk of being injured by the equipment, tools and materials they use as part of their work. Perhaps one of the worst industrial accidents anyone employed in jobs of this type can suffer is having a limb, fingers or toes severed by the equipment or machinery they use as part of their work. This may be as a result of not being provided with the correct protective equipment and training necessary to keep workers safe by their employer.
Under the provisions of existing Health and Safety legislation, employers are obligated by law to assess all working practices and to reduce as much as possible any reasonable foreseeable risks involved in carrying out such practices as well as ensuring that all risk assessments are reviewed and revised as necessary. They must also provide the necessary training, information and instruction to ensure the safety of the workforce. This is especially the case for employers of people working in heavy industry and construction where the risk of workers suffering personal injury is much greater and where the highest number of fatal accidents occur every year.
- Loss / Amputation of fingers & thumb
- Loss / Amputation of hand
- Loss / Amputation of arm
- Loss / Amputation of toes
- Loss / Amputation of foot
- Loss / Amputation of leg
Compensation amounts awarded to victims who have sustained severed limb injuries can often be enormous, whether the affected limb of the victim is re-attached or not. Amounts of compensation awarded for the loss of single fingers and thumbs alone have been known to span five-figure sums. Additionally, people who have had limbs severed or amputated as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault and gone on to pursue compensation claims have known to have been awarded with amounts of between £62,000 and £130,000.
The compensation that victims receive is often spent on replacing their lost limb with expensive and extremely sophisticated prosthetics as well as providing for the assistance of general everyday activities. This is due in no small part to the huge knock-on effects that injuries of this kind can have on the lives of the victim and those close to them. The compensation they receive can’t turn the clock back but it can go a long way towards helping them rebuild their shattered lives after losing something as important to everyday function as a limb.
If you have lost a limb, be it at work or at home or if you have had to have a limb amputated as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to compensation. Tylers Solicitors have a wealth of experience in helping people who have lost limbs in a variety of different situations claim the compensation they deserve. We have an expert team of personal injury lawyers armed with all the necessary knowledge and expertise to help you secure a settlement that adequately compensates you for the damage you have suffered which is relative to the extent of your injuries. We’ll keep things simple when compiling your compensation claim, establishing the facts, keeping you updated with any developments and collating all the evidence we need to award you with an amount that we hope is satisfactory. So don’t delay, get in touch with us now and let us help get you the compensation that is rightfully yours.
If you have suffered the loss of a limb, be it at work or at home or if you have had to have a limb amputated as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.
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