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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for an injury requiring amputation


    Few of us can have any idea what it would be like to have to undergo an amputation. It matters little whether it would be a finger, a toe, a hand, a foot or anything else – it is virtually impossible to imagine what this would be like unless we actually experience it for ourselves.

    Some people have received payouts before now as a result of having to undergo an amputation after an accident of some kind. If that accident was caused by another person and the injured individual was not to blame for the accident, this would help support a potential case.

    How bad would an injury requiring amputation have to be?

    All circumstances are different. For instance someone might have partially severed a limb and it may not be able to be reattached. In another case the original injury might have become infected and cannot be saved. In a third example someone may have crushed a limb and there is no chance of saving it.

    Whatever the case may be, it is important to ascertain why the accident occurred. If, as we mentioned before, the injured person was innocent in the situation and someone else’s negligence led to the accident taking place, this could potentially be cause to bring a compensation claim.

    How common is an injury requiring amputation?

    Thankfully very few people will ever have to know what this is like. However, some people will go through the experience and when this happens and you know someone else is to blame, you should naturally consider whether compensation might help you adjust to a different way of life. For instance some people may require a prosthesis to get by in the future, and others may require additional help. In some cases their home might need to undergo changes in order to accommodate their new way of living.

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    Every case is different. However, it is a very good idea to make sure you can know the facts of your injury requiring amputation so you know whether a no win, no fee* claim could work in your situation. Call Accident Advice Helpline free of charge today on 0800 689 0500 for more details. We have years of experience in dealing with various kinds of claims so you can trust we will provide you with the expert advice you are looking for today. Call us now and don’t delay any further.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.