Have you been in a very serious accident that wasn’t your fault that resulted in life changing injuries? Then you are going to need to know how to go about claiming for the loss of a leg or an arm or any other serious bodily injury.
How to start claiming for the loss of a leg?
You might lose a leg in an accident with machinery in your workplace, or you could lose a leg after a road accident when it had to be amputated. For the loss of one or both legs you could expect to receive large compensation sums depending on whether the whole leg had to be amputated, or just the lower part of the leg or legs.
Amputations can also be the result of clinical negligence, for example the wrong patient has a leg amputated or the wrong leg is amputated, and so on.
If you have lost a leg as the result of an accident that was not your fault in the last three years, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the person whose negligence was responsible for your accident.
Losing a leg in an accident will mean that you will need to be fitted with a prosthetic leg or an artificial limb and you will need to learn how to walk on it. Modern technology is amazing, and although losing a leg is a traumatic experience, you should be able to walk again with perseverance. However it could be a long time before you can begin to work again. In the meantime you may have to survive on state benefits, or perhaps, if you have a good accident solicitor to fight you case for compensation for you, then you may be awarded an interim payment in order to help you out of financial difficulties. You will be able to claim for any loss of earnings, as well as for medical treatment, care, and costs arising from the loss of your leg which you would not otherwise have incurred.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with claiming for the loss of a leg
If you have lost a limb in an accident that was not your fault, or if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, and you think you may have grounds for claiming for the loss of a leg then you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice about beginning the proceedings, or about any aspect of your potential claim.
Why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website, or simply call us on one of our numbers? The numbers to ring are, from a landline, 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. You can call every day of the year, so why not call us now for expert legal advice?
Category: Leg injury claims