Loss of Limbs & Amputations
Whether you work in a shop, office, restaurant, or construction yard, there should be an emphasis made on health and safety at work. However, despite the best efforts to the contrary, accidents at work still do happen with regrettable ease.
The nature of those accidents can be anything, as can the nature and extent of the injury received. In some cases, though, an injured employee might suffer the loss of a limb. Whether the limb was crushed or otherwise damaged beyond all repair, or whether the loss of the limb was necessary in order to save their life, there are cases where it is possible to lose a limb following an accident at work.
Although the amputation itself might actually save your life- the aftermath of any amputation can be both traumatic and frightening. The mental and psychological effects can also be deep and long lasting. Coping with losing a limb is usually quite difficult; aside from the physical loss, and subsequent impact, there is the psychological trauma. Rehabilitation is often necessary, as is counselling to aid in readjustment.
Furthermore, rather more practically, losing a limb will always result in a great readjustment being necessary to your everyday lifestyle, even for simple everyday tasks. Adjustments are also necessary in the workplace- if indeed you are still able to work. Visits to doctors, therapists, and other healthcare specialists are still needed long after the actual amputation. Walking aides, wheelchairs, alterations to your home and daily life are necessary- and also expensive. With such a physical impairment upon your daily life and activities, actually going to work is not as easy as it was. Following an amputation, there are often financial concerns and considerations to worry about, in addition to concerns over home and family life.
Accident At Work Legislation
In the UK employment law and health and safety legislation impose legal obligations and expectations upon employers. The main legal liability and duty of care concerns the welfare and health and safety of employees. Consequently, after a workplace accident, the law is often in your favour.
In most cases your employer could be held responsible and liable for the accident that resulted in you losing a limb. You could therefore be eligible for compensation following your workplace accident. This is provided that the accident was not your fault, and happened within the last three years. Although no compensation can ever repay you for losing a limb, it can make things a bit easier – as can getting an admission of wrongdoing or negligence from your employer.
Talk To Us
Following losing a limb due to an accident at work, taking the step of making a compensation claim against your employer can seem daunting and difficult.
With many years of handling such personal injury claims just like yours, our legal experts at AccidentAtWorkClaims.Co will compassionately assess your claim. If you are eligible for compensation, then we will undertake to handle the whole case for you, from first consultations right the way through to final hearing and settlement. Advising you fully as to all legal options open to you at every stage, we will make claiming compensation for your workplace accident as straightforward for you as possible.
Aside from our expertise in accident ant work and personal injury claims, at AccidentAtWorkClaims.Co we will in most cases undertake your legal claim with a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). More commonly referred to as a “no win, no fee” arrangement for legal funding, under a CFA you don’t pay any legal fees until your compensation claim is successfully resolved. As such, under a CFA you can make a personal injury claim against an employer at little financial risk to your own finances.
If you have been involved in an accident at work that was not your fault and you suffered the loss of a limb as a result, in most cases you could be eligible for compensation from your employer. Contact the leading personal injury experts at AccidentAtWorkClaims.Co on 0161 447 9193 today to discuss your workplace accident compensation claim.