The loss of a limb, whether it is an arm or a leg, can have devastating consequences not only for the person injured but also for their family. Losing a limb could mean being wheelchair bound or may mean extensive surgery is needed so that you can regain your mobility. It may mean that you require care to carry out everyday tasks such as getting washed or dressed, and you might be unable to return to work, depending on what your job was before your accident. So it’s no wonder that many people who suffer this type of injury seek limb loss compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can advise you whether you have a viable claim and answer any questions you have about personal injury compensation – we’ve got years of industry experience.
How have you been injured?
The severity of your injuries can depend on the type of accident you have been involved in – here are a few examples of the most common types of accidents which could lead to loss of a limb:
- Car accident
- Industrial accident causing crush injuries to limbs
- Faulty machinery such as a chainsaw or construction equipment injuring limbs
- Building collapse
- Pavement collapse (perhaps due to an explosion)
- Fall from height leading to limb injuries such as complex fractures
It may be that you’ve sustained a more minor injury which hasn’t healed and has caused infection or complications, leading to loss of a limb. Losing a leg can affect your mobility, whilst losing an arm could mean you’re unable to carry out everyday tasks around the home. If you’ve been injured at work, your employer is responsible for your safety and if it turns out they haven’t taken steps to keep you safe, they could be held liable for your accident and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation
I don’t want to go to court
That’s fine – most personal injury claims never make it to court and can be settled in full over the phone. Whilst it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court, if you do you will have one of Accident Advice Helpline’s professional personal injury lawyers supporting you throughout the process. It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and get advice from one of our expert personal injury advisors – there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim. So whether you have had your leg amputated after a workplace accident or have lost an arm after a building collapse, get in touch to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton