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Loss of Limb Claims

Dealing with the life-changing impact of the loss of a limb in a work accident is not just about compensation.  We can help make sure you get the right care and support in the years that follow.

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Loss of Limb Claims

The effects of partial or complete loss of a limb in a work accident are of course life-changing for the injured person and their loved ones. They face uncertainty over all aspects of the future, whether financial, personal or social.  The recovery process can be long and challenging.

If you lose a limb as a result of negligence on the part of your employer, then you are entitled to pursue a claim of compensation.

Clients require the reassurance that all aspects of their claim will be handled with professionalism and sensitivity. The solicitors at Work Claims Bureau boast vast experience of handling high value claims including loss of limbs, including those where liability is disputed by the employer.  

Work Claims Bureau can help you through every step of the claims process, and where appropriate, put you in touch with the best medico-legal experts, care and rehabilitation providers. We make a commitment to ensuring that every potential aspect of your claim is addressed and accounted for.

The awards brackets shown* relate to the ‘general damages’ (this means the award for the injury and associated pain, suffering and loss of amenity). There are two elements to any award in a successful accident at work compensation claim: ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’ (expenses and other material losses arising from the injuries).  In cases of limb loss, material expenses often exceed the general damages award.

Arm amputations

General damages awards typically range between £84,000 for below-elbow amputation and £263,000 for loss of both arms.

Leg amputations

General damages awards typically range between £85,000 for below-knee amputation and £250,000 for loss of both legs.

*Based on the 14th edition of the Judicial College guidelines

‘Special Damages’ in Fractured Limb Compensation Claims

Losses and expenses can typically include:

  • Loss of Earnings and loss of future earnings
  • The cost of paid care or additional care provided by loved ones
  • The cost of home adaptations, prosthesis and other specialised equipment
  • The cost of travel to and from medical appointments
  • The cost of medical prescriptions
  • The cost of physiotherapy, counselling or other rehabilitation

If you have been unfortunate enough to have lost a limb in the course of your work, call us today on 0808 256 5184 or contact us online and our friendly team will be in touch.