It is difficult for anybody who hasn’t been through it to imagine the absolute horror and misery that accompanies the tragic loss of a hand due to an accident or illness. It is such a traumatic event that it often takes victims years to come to terms with, if they ever even do at all. As well as the obvious pain and upset that do eventually pass, the loss of a hand also has a profound long term effect on a sufferer’s life in so many ways that there is not the time to discuss them all here.
It is due to these profound and awful impacts of losing a hand, that compensation is available if the loss of your hand was somebody else’s fault. Whilst in the early months after hand loss, a victim may well react angrily to this and quite rightly ask how much compensation for hand loss could possibly make up for their suffering, in the long term compensation is helpful to these victims.
With this in mind, this article will attempt to answer a few important questions about compensation claims, with these being when can you claim, how much compensation for hand loss is awarded, who can help you to claim and how can you contact them.
When can you claim?
The law states that if you are injured and somebody else was to blame then you can seek compensation for this, and in the majority of cases you have three years from the incident in question in which to begin proceedings. The only cases which are not subject to this three year rule are those which involve an injury to a minor and those which relate to industrial diseases.
How much compensation for hand loss is awarded?
When it comes to the question of how much compensation for hand loss is awarded, there is unfortunately no hard and fast answer. This is the case as each individual claim will be assessed according to its specific circumstances and a compensation amount decided based on these.
Who can help you to claim?
Fortunately, there is a quick and easy answer to this question, and that answer is Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping personal injury claimants to get the compensation that they deserve for over 13 years, and have the skills and expertise to be able to help you too. For proof of this fact you need only look at the fact that they have earned the official endorsement of television personality and consumer campaigner Esther Rantzen.
How to get in touch
You can call Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week on either of their dedicated helpline numbers, which are 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Hand injury claim