Suffering an amputation in an accident can be a traumatic experience. Losing part or all of a limb or more than one limb is a life-changing injury, which may have a dramatic impact on your ability to work or care for yourself. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you have suffered an amputation directly or as a result of an accident then it may be possible to bring a personal injury claim against the person or organisation that is responsible.
Amputation can occur during an accident at work, a road traffic accident or afterwards when a surgical amputation may be performed as a last resort.
Whatever the cause, the impact on the life of the amputee is likely to be huge. Suffering an amputation in an accident might mean making big changes to your daily routine, both at work and at home. Employers have a responsibility to take steps to make sure you can continue to work after an amputation, although if you were in a physically demanding job, you might need to change to a different role when you return to work.
At home, someone who has lost a limb in a non-fault accident might find they have to make substantial alterations to their house. Depending on the injury, this could include the installation of easy access ramps, stair lifts and other specialized equipment to allow them remain as independent as possible after the accident. However all of these adaptations can come at a cost, which might run to thousands of pounds.
Amputation accident solicitors
Making a personal injury compensation claim could help to meet the costs that arise after an accident, whether you suffered a whiplash injury or you had to have a limb amputated. The experienced personal injury claim lawyers at Camps Solicitors can make the difference when it comes to making sure an injured person receives the compensation they deserve after non-fault accident.
Author: Neil Worrall