The loss of a limb will profoundly affect your quality of life, so whether you have suffered an amputation after an accident at work or been unlucky enough to be involved in an accident in a public place, you could find yourself eligible to make a limb amputation compensation claim. It might be that you now need to use a wheelchair after losing your leg, or perhaps you’ve endured months of rehabilitation and have a prosthetic leg. Whatever has happened, Accident Advice Helpline’s team of advisors are here to offer confidential advice and help you claim the compensation you deserve.
What type of accidents could lead to limb amputation?
Being seriously injured in any type of accident could lead to an amputation, but here are some of the most common reasons for making a claim for limb amputation compensation:
- Loss of a limb in a car crash – for example due to crush injuries or being trapped in a vehicle
- Limbs crushed by objects falling from height on a construction site
- Injured in an explosion, such as a building demolition gone wrong or a gas main explosion on the street
- Industrial accident at work – for example being run over by a forklift truck or trapping your arm in heavy machinery
- Agricultural accident involving heavy machinery or farm vehicles
It might be that your arm or leg needs to be amputated straight away, or you may develop an infection from an open fracture or other injuries which leads to the loss of a limb. Either way, your life will change significantly and you deserve to be compensated if somebody else is liable for your injuries.
It’s easy to accept blame for an accident at work or in a public place, and think, “That was my fault.” But it’s important to take the time to think about what actually happened. If you’ve been injured by faulty machinery at work, your employer could be held liable for your injuries, and you could receive a personal injury settlement for your pain, suffering and any loss of earnings.
Losing a limb can affect not only your future but the future of your family – for example if you require ongoing care or are unable to go back to work. Let Accident Advice Helpline make life less stressful and call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton