It goes without saying that a severed limb is a medical emergency. While some people do have severed limbs reattached, this has to be done as quickly as possible to minimise the amount of damage they suffer. They may still end up with nerve damage and limited use of that limb. Suffice to say someone suffering from this sort of injury would have every right to consider getting severed limb compensation advice in order to see whether they could win financial assistance.
A severed limb could result from an injury to an arm or leg. That injury could occur at any point on the limb, such as above or below the knee or elbow. In some cases, the person may not be able to have that limb saved, which would mean going through an amputation.
How might this change someone’s life?
It is impossible to imagine what life would be like if you were to experience a severed or lost limb. Even if you were fortunate to have it reattached, the way you do certain things could be profoundly changed. You may end up finding you cannot do certain things at all, which might mean having to give up the work you do and finding something else to do instead.
Accidents like these are very rare, but when they do happen they could happen for a variety of reasons. Car accidents and incidents in which pedestrians are struck by vehicles could potentially lead to such things occurring. Work-based accidents might also incur such injuries if unprotected and unsafe equipment or machinery was in use. Thankfully, such things are uncommon.
Finding out if a claim could bring compensation
When you suffer an injury of this severity, the thought of compensation will be far away from your mind, at least initially. But there could come a point when it does cross your mind.
Accident Advice Helpline is here for those occasions when you want to know more. You only need to give us a ring on 0800 689 0500 to see if you have a chance to make a proper no win, no fee claim. Isn’t it about time you found out whether severed limb compensation advice could help you in some way? One of our lawyers might be able to support the process of claiming, so make that free phone call today and find out more.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead